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« on: September 06, 2006, 08:57:11 PM »

I picked up the Doom RPG for my cell phone a while back and absolutely loved it.  Saw an ad yesterday for Id's new RPG, 'Orcs & Elves', so I downloaded it on my new Verizion 'Chocolate' phone.  In short:  Id has managed to knock it out of the part again.  If you enjoyed the Doom RPG, or are a fan of old-school first person RPG's, you need to pick this up.  The level of detail and sheer fun they pack into such a small package is amazing.  Fantastic graphics (considering the medium), an entertaining story, and a challenging & fun combat system make this the perfect game for playing in short spurts.  Both of these games have gotten much more playtime than I would ever have expected for an $8 game.  The only drawback is that O&E is almost exactly the same as Doom, but with a fantasy coat of paint.  This isn't a bad thing, but if you burned out on Doom, be warned that O&E is MOTS.

On a side-note, I'm surprised they haven't ported these games over to any of the handheld systems.  I would kill for something similar to 'Orcs & Elves' on the DS.  They obviously aren't limited by the graphics, as this game is a blast even on crappy cell phone res.  Seems to me that it could easily be ported over to a handheld system without having to recreate the wheel.  A straight up first person dungeon crawler with decent graphics and a good story would be a very welcome addition to the DS library.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006, 09:05:06 PM »

I'm annoyed that they haven't ported these games to a Smartphone (doesn't matter if it's on the Palm or Pocket PC line) yet. And/or figured out how to get a Smartphone to play these games in the first place. I would pick up stuff like this (and the Elder Scrolls phone game) up in an instant if I could.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006, 09:06:31 PM »

I've got Orcs & Elves on my phone, but haven't played it very much... I'm currently near the end of Doom RPG though
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 01:06:21 AM »

I don't even own a cell phone, but if the games get good enough..  paranoid
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2006, 03:44:33 AM »

Still not available on my LG VX8000.  Annoying.
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