In a burtal world at war, whre the Empire of Men seeks to expand its domination and impose its beliefs, Goblins are systematically persecuted and slaughtered, while Orcs, if not killed in battle, are destined to be enslaved. Play as Arkaïl, an elite Orc soldier of the legendary legion of Bloodjaws, a league of warriors devoted to victory in the war against Humankind. As a veteran group of warriors who have seen the most brutal of battles, the Bloodjaws are appointed to complete a mission that could change the course of the war: kill the one man responsible for all of the bloodshed, the one who has, for years, exhorted the human masses to loath and fight the green-skinned people… the Emperor himself.
The basic premise of Of Orcs and Men is that you have to beat up stupid racist humans, which in itself doesn’t sound half bad. In all fairness the game should in fact be entitled ‘Goblins & Orcs Shall Prevail!’…everyone seems to always forget about the Goblins..poor buggers.
When it comes to game mechanics, the orc, Arkail, can switch between all-out, rage-powered Hulk offense and a more damage-magnet defensive stance. His goblin chum, meanwhile, is better suited for stealth, assasinations, and infiltrating locations Arkail’s a bit too much of an eight-foot-tall muscle mountain to reach.
Of Orcs and Men is slated for a multi-platform release this September. For more information on this title, visit the official website here.