Of Orcs and Men trailer is as dramatic as its title

The latest trailer for Of Orcs and Men highlights the tale of empires and war that features prominently in the game. It's a risky business to name your game after a John Steinbeck novel, but this trailer definitely shows us that they're putting a huge amount of focus on the narrative and mythology.

It may not be John Steinbeck quality (though frankly, we wouldn't want to play a John Steinbeck video game), but we like our fantasy melodrama thick, sappy, and totally overthetop. It looks like Of Orcs and Men will be able to deliver on this front. The gameplay looks decent too. We'd love to play a giant 8 foot tall orc smashing through enemies.

Let's just hope Cyanide will be applying some lessons learned from Game of Thrones which didn't sit so well with us.


  • dc1 - July 9, 2012 5:28 a.m.

    Hmmm.. This type of games get me every time. Although, I have no idea how I managed not to buy 'Game of Thrones' ;) .
  • dc1 - July 9, 2012 5:30 a.m.

    Darn you missing edit button!!!
  • TheRandomFool - July 7, 2012 10 a.m.

    Well, it LOOKS pretty legit from this. Not saying a terribly huge amount there, but from that, I would try it. At least the plot might be a bit interesting.
  • robotdickens - July 6, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    Jack of Blad-! Oh wait. This looks pretty cool. Hopefully they can mix some comedy as well as a good story and a solid fighting mechanic into the game.
  • NullG7 - July 6, 2012 5:50 p.m.

    *sigh* Glitchy Video player means this runs fine for 2 seconds then not at all for 30 seconds then again for two seconds... I guess I will just go watch it on Youtube in 1080p with no buffering...
  • Tjwoods18 - July 6, 2012 4:01 p.m.

    I will never trust cynaid again. I spent $65.30 on a piece of crap creation.
  • FuzzyDeath - July 7, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    What game? "It's a risky business to name your game after a John Steinbeck novel..." I believe it's called Of Mice and Men?

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