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  • Summary: It's the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe - and it's awesome. Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the variousIt's the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe - and it's awesome. Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the various faces of the island. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Oct 30, 2020
    90
    Orangeblood is a great throwback to 16-bit JRPGs but sets itself apart with some unique twists on the standard gameplay loop and simple plot. This title also excels graphically in creating a wide array of environments within the confines of such a small world.
  2. Oct 26, 2020
    78
    Orangeblood offers a unique spin on the offbeat RPG formula that was popularized by EarthBound. This is very much a quirky turn-based game, but its foul language, hip hop music, ‘90s-inspired tone, and adult themes make it a weird, enjoyable curveball. Performance is stunted slightly compared to the PC version, but the game is still a good time.
  3. Nov 4, 2020
    59
    A very strange mix of 90s hip-hop and alternate past anime style, Orangeblood delivers a short story filled with bad dialogues and uninventive UI. Yet a couple of very interesting battle mechanics and characters that despite all - will eventually get you to like them.
  4. Oct 21, 2020
    55
    The conclusion to this is a difficult one, as there are lots of good bits about this game. However, the further you progress, the less the good things shine through, and the more the bad things stand out. It’s marred by scattershot battle-mechanics, an uninteresting storyline, and, of course, very bad dialogue. If the good aspects really draw you in, then maybe it’s worth a shot, but if not it is hard to recommend. For such an imaginative game, it is often very dull.
  5. Oct 2, 2020
    40
    There are things to appreciate about Orangeblood, which tries to avoid many of the tropes of smaller-budget JRPGS with its hip-hop influence and cyberpunk setting - even if it's not quite as varied as Night City's fifteen districts. It's just such a shame that Orangeblood's creative world, great visuals, and catchy music are marred by mediocre gameplay and cringe-inducing dialogue.
  6. Oct 6, 2020
    40
    This game has gorgeous art and an awesome soundtrack. I love the whole setting and theme, too. I’m sorry to say that those are the only nice things I have to say about Orangeblood. The story is barely there and not all that interesting when it decides to pop up. The dialogue is dreadful. In terms of mechanics, the game is all over the place. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a gun early on that will carry you through the whole game. If you’re unlucky, you’ll be spending a lot of time banging your head against the wall. The game can be cleared in under ten hours, but I’d be surprised if many people feel like it’s worth giving it even that much time. Nice to look at and listen to, but a game needs a lot more than that to get by.