[Review] Ord. – Nintendo Switch

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Ord. heads rejoice?

While Ord. is not the return to Zork we were anticipating, it does capture that classic text-based RPG awfully well.

Ord presents players with a series of adventures they can undertake. As alluded to, this will be done via text, and text only. Ord, is a slight return to the MS-DOS days of text adventures albeit in a minimalistic approach. Do you fancy yourself a wordsmith and adventurer? Ord, very well might be your GOTY.

Ord review

Given its simplistic structure, this review will attempt to mimic the game and deliver a similar experience, albeit without choice.

 

Visually:

Text
Appears
on Screen.
Respond
with 1 of 2
choices.

 

Progress or die.

Text that appears
can fade
if the character is in darkness.

Text can flash
if in a storm

Screen is black
text is white.
Choices are yours.

 

Audibly, the game is the same.

Everything is minimalistic
and subtle.
Echoes. Faint sounds

Controls
confirm via
button press
choose with up or down
simplistic but
concise

Replayability
Multiple stories. Clever
even funny
at times. Fun diversion.
Completionist dream.
Achievements for opening paths
within each story.

 

Ord. - Launch Trailer

 

Final Words:

Ord. is fun. Text appears, press button, multiple stories, clever. Would recommend if on sale. Fin.

 

star 6

Review code provided

nintendospacerPlatform: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo
Release Date: 06/11/2020
No. of Players: 1
Category: Adventure, RPG
Developer: Mujo Games
Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Website: www.ratalaikagames.com
Twitter: @RatalaikaGames
Download link: US eShop / UK eShop

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