Orphan’s Treasure Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Orphan’s Treasure by Forthright Casual Games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
Orphan’s Treasure is a story driven adventure game with some very light RPG combat mixed in. The game is more like a visual novel than anything else and it focuses on a character named Orphan.
Orphan is a man who was orphaned as a boy when druids killed his family. He was originally to be sacrificed to the sun god but instead he used a demon residing in him to escape. The story portrays his struggle to be free of his inner demon and it’s often a losing battle for him. He’s also seeking to acquire his long lost treasure which had been stolen from him. Orphan’s Treasure is only the first part in a new series so the game ends with a cliffhanger.
For a game that was made using RPG Maker, the game features some pretty nice 16 bit graphics. Gameplay wise it’s a bit on the basic side since it’s main focus is it’s story. There are some instances where it utilizes classic turn based RPG elements but Orphan is invincible so it’s not very challenging.
There’s also one area in the game that I found pretty annoying. It was designed to be a puzzle section where you must make your way through a maze like area while avoiding fire spirits. Running into a fire spirit sent you back to a checkpoint. This wouldn’t have been too annoying if the checkpoints weren’t setup oddly. It made the section quite irritating to say the least. It’s not overly difficult to make it through, you’ll just have to do a lot of reloading because it’s easier than walking through it all again.
Overall, Orphan’s Treasure was a pretty enjoyable adventure. I found the story to be quite interesting and very well written. It’s a pretty short game as well, I clocked in at an hour and a half to completion so it’s a pretty easy one to get through. For the cheap $1.99 price tag I feel that it’s well worth it.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Bonus Game Info
OS: WindowsR 7/8/8.1/10 (32bit/64bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or better
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 1 GB available space
Features of Interest
- Interesting and Well-Written Story
- Looks Pretty Good For An RPG Maker Game
- It's Cheap
- The Story Is Linear In Nature
- Not Much Gameplay
- Not Much Replay Value
- Has A Rather Irritating Puzzle Section
- Doesn't Like Audio Settings Above 16-bit 48k. Will Cause An Audio Based Slow-Down If It's Higher Than That.