Billed as the “Dark Souls” of 2D jump and run action, WarriOrb set itself on a pedestal daring comparison. Unfortunately while there’s some novelty in the experience I can’t say that it’s a flattering match-up. What’s striking in many ways is just how plain the experience is in many regards, with a pretty bare bones feel in terms of action, a general blandness in design, and a surprisingly plodding pace. Then there are weird quirks like rather than make transitions or animations for some actions like ladder climbing or switching perspective the game sort of magically ports you from one point to another which may be practical but it does often seem sloppy. In general it’s just an odd experience and with so many worthy action platformers out there it’s easy to pass this one up.
Justin Nation, Score: