Orc Lords is an expansion to the original Hinterland game and successfully implements into its campaign building and fighting. As many others games of the same genre, Orc Lords starts with the selection of your character. After this first step is completed, you will find yourself throw into the action. Your warlord is asking you to transform the land into something wonderful. The action in Orc Lords starts immediately without any Tutorial section. In most of the RTS games, this can be a problem but not in Orc Lords. The first missions are extremely simple and intuitive with plenty of hints that will make your learning job easier. Besides, the game interface is quite simple and intuitive so even a new player can understand the basics in due time.
The game starts with very few resources s
o the player is forced to head out into the wilderness and start to kill enemies in order to secure more resources. The movement and control of your units is simple enough. However, in the beginning, the best way to acquire resources is to kill low level monsters (zombies, elves, skeleton warriors etc). Your main concern in Orc Lords is the management of your resources, establishment of buildings and commanding skills in battle.
One of the greatest attractions in Orc Lords is the game accessibility. This game is generally easy to learn and understand by any RTS fan and in the same time it can offer enough entertainment for a casual player to keep him in front of his computer for multiple campaigns. The biggest downfall from Orc Lords is death that will result in massive lost of reputation and health and is basically the hardest event to recover in game.
From graphical point of view, Orc Lords is looking good with colorful units and objects and that is making them easy to recognize. As in many RTS, there are some events that will lower your frame rate by a lot. Fortunately, these events are rare and won't interfere too much with your overall gaming experience.
Hinterland: Orc Lords is a friendly and accessible RTS, designed for a large audience. Another bonus is the extremely competitive price. All these are making Orc Lords a game that must be played.