Ord. Review (PlayStation 4)

Ord. Review (PlayStation 4)

Ord is a unique take on text adventure games with a minimalist use of words, visuals, and sound. Play unique stories with 3 words only! Ord will make you laugh and cry through its original approach to narrative and game design. You have to experience Ord to see for yourself!

Pros:

  • No graphics but lovely text font.
  • 95.93mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Text adventure game but using only 3 words.
  • Game-you pick a word from three and it moves the story forward and you get a few or one word then another three words to choose from.
  • Five stories-quest, dimensions, world, foul things, and Heist.
  • Powerful storytelling in a minimalistic way.
  • Instant restarts upon game over/death.
  • Infinite replayability.
  • Simple up-down and one-button control scheme.
  • Minimalistic soundtrack.
  • Easy Platinum trophy.

Ord. Review (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • Some parts force your hand or repeat themselves so you do as the game wants.
  • Hard to keep track of your previous choices.
  • Never sure about progress.
  • One Gimmick over and over.
  • Game over can happen at any time.

Ord. Review (PlayStation 4)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Love it when games take a chance or dare to be different. Here we get a text-based game using just 3 words and you get to choose from 3 words. How it all plays out is in a punchy quick story that can be every bit as gripping as a game with scrolls of text. Whilst it can get tedious when you are trying alternative paths or trying to get that last trophy, Ord does an excellent job of showing how less can be more and a story doesn’t need a high word count to succeed.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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