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Orcs & Elves is a turn-based role-playing game based on improved DOOM RPG engine. The story follows an elf named Elli who, along with a talking magic wand Ellon, heads to the depths of a devastated dwarven citadel to find out what happened there, battling foes of many kinds, finding mysterious items and meeting various people.

The game uses a first person perspective and dungeons are grid-based, similar to the Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder series; the player can only move between squares, forward, backward, strafe left or right, turn in 90 degree increments. Enemies and dungeon features are drawn with sprite graphics. There are some 3D objects in the dungeons as well, and the game employs some 3D camera movements in the cutscenes. The dungeons mostly consist of one level, though it is possible to move between different parts of the dungeons and revisit the previous dungeons as necessary.


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John Carmack is your Dungeon Master. J2ME So Hai (371)
A very fine old-school RPG treat Nintendo DS WWWWolf (453)
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Critic Reviews

RPGFan BREW May 28, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Worth Playing Nintendo DS Sep 15, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81 J2ME Dec 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80 BREW Dec 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo DS Nov 21, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Deaf Gamers Nintendo DS 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Nintendo DS Mar 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo DS Nov 22, 2007 14 out of 20 70 Nintendo DS Nov 30, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Nintendo DS Nov 15, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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Orcs & Elves is id Software's first new intellectual property since Quake (1996).

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