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.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.