Orions 2 review (iPod/iPhone)May 23, 2011
♫ “Read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again”
10 word description: Fantasy cards strategy game. Multiplayer on wi-fi, 3g or one device.
10 word review: Surprisingly accessible. Mastering strategies is fun. Very nice spell effects.
You will like this if you enjoy: Other fantasy card strategy games. Different types of turn-based strategy games.
The good news: It doesn’t take long to figure out enough to start winning games against the AI opponents, even if you’re a complete strategy card game noob like me. It looks pretty and the spell effects are varied and quite impressive.
The bad news: No matter how good you are at this game, it won’t impress girls. Unlike being good at Asteroids, which got me a whole string of hotties in the early 80s.
Arcadelife verdict: I found this much easier to get on with than the other one, Shadow Era. There’s a building mode that I didn’t even try to understand and it didn’t seem to matter because I still kept winning matches (in campaign mode). I’d say give this a try, even if you’re not sure if it’s your thing. There’s a lite version, which is always good news.
Arcadelife rating: 78/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
Chillingo / Orions 2 website link