Orphen: Scion of Sorcery Image
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  • Summary: As Orphen, the powerful but lazy sorcerer, you're always thought being a hero was too much work. But now you don't have a choice. Harnessed into a risky adventure, you must use your dark powers to help your desperate companions resolve their unique quests.
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  1. 80
    While some who prefer more traditional gameplay might not like Orphen's action adventure twist, it still has a compelling storyline, interesting characters, and a good dose of fun.
  2. The story that drives everything along comes across splotchy and haphazard.
  3. The disjointed nature of Orphen is unfortunate, because it's easy to envision great gameplay experiences being the product of its game system.
  4. While including enough varied modes of gameplay to set it apart from most RPGs on the market, Orphen's inconsistent presentation and oftentimes stale gameplay make it one of the Playstation 2's more forgettable launch titles.
  5. The story is un-engaging, in no small part due to the unsympathetic characters, the nail in the coffin for any second-rate adventure/RPG.
  6. It's got minimal replayability, awful voices and a mixed bag of goodies, but it's strangely addictive and not too hard on the nugget when it comes to planning and strategy.
  7. A poorly translated, and obvious first generation RPG. It doesn't stand out at all, and will be buried by plenty of other RPG's on the system.

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  1. KyleS.
    Dec 10, 2002
    10
    This game is is a great action/adventure game with about 8.5 graphics, gameplay 9.5, and sound 8,a nd so all in all i would defientally giveThis game is is a great action/adventure game with about 8.5 graphics, gameplay 9.5, and sound 8,a nd so all in all i would defientally give this game 10/10. Its a gotta get game. Expand
  2. JJthejetplane
    May 24, 2004
    7
    I mostly agree with kyle the game rocks and some of these critics are fucking retards i hate it one an actally good game or one of your I mostly agree with kyle the game rocks and some of these critics are fucking retards i hate it one an actally good game or one of your favorites gets a bad rating. Collapse