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6 Mar 2021

REVIEW: Orange Cast - PC (Steam)

Review by Jon Donnis
From Team Rez comes Orange Cast. A 3rd Person sci-fi shooter. You play as an elite space trooper, you will take on a "heroic, action-packed adventure throughout the galaxy" sounds fun.

The first thing you will notice as you play the game is that you won't understand what's going on, well not directly. Thank god for subtitles. The game is Russian made, so unless you understand Russian you will have to rely on the ability of the translators.

As I mentioned previously, you are an elite space trooper, you head off into the Universe to complete missions. You start off with the tutorial, and to be honest this is where the problems start, the aiming system just feels off, I tried with a keyboard and with a gamepad, and I just did not feel comfortable with either as a control method. The firefights with enemies are just not accurate enough, so instead of trying to fire accurately, which is very hard due to the control system, I would just run at opponents and try to fight hand to hand, as that seemed like an easier way to actually beat an opponent, the problem is if you are facing more than one, they will quickly overwhelm you. With that said the AI is terrible. 


Graphically the game has its moments, but there are also many issues with frame rates, and graphical bugs. This is acceptable on early access, but not on a game that has hit a proper release. Some of the areas are fun, and do look nice, but overall, you can't forgive one thing because something else looks pretty.

The Good
The terrible dialog, can actually be entertaining, so bad it is good if you know what I mean. Some of the areas look great.

The Bad
The gameplay is just quite boring, it's not a game that makes you want to get to the next area, you just kind of play, and it feels ok. And that is not enough in a genre that is absolutely full of top games.

Overall
The game is what it is, I hate to give bad reviews, because i know how hard people work on these games, and maybe not being Russian means, I miss a lot of the nuance in the game, but it is just not for me.

I score this game 4/10

Review by Jon Donnis



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