Reviews for 100% Orange Juice

67

Loads of fun on autopilot

Finka_Karfein | May 22, 2014 | See all Finka_Karfein's reviews »

Board games being a mixture of characters from various games may seem to be a weird idea. But this time the execution of this idea is quite good. The graphics are nice, very distinct and everything is easily noticeable and differentiated. Music tend to repeat after longer sessions with 100% Orange Juice but though the tracks are varied, all fit the gameplay very well. This games gives the player tons of fun but at times it becomes frustrating. Why? Many things are decided by the die. Too many, too often - player's choices matters slightly in some situations. The level of randomness in 100% Orange Juice is high. Also the game lacks tutorial. And it would be good because the rules are quite complex and it took me several round to understand what's happening. Also the levels are quite simple so it's weird not to see any editor to create boards one would like to see in the game.

However, playing with live players is much more fun than completing the single player campaign which has poor story - some dialogs may be funny but mostly it's the same scheme which quite quickly becames boring. Personally, I learnt to like this game very much but only after 10th session when I got some strategies and pretty much understood the rules. Buy during discounts or in bundles. Buy for the full price only if you lack nice board games or are a fan of Orange Juice games and their characters.

80

Get your friends and play together

minoru09 | May 20, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »

Seriously, you can play against the AI but it feels like the RNG god hates you.

Anyway, 100% Orange Juice is a party board game, which kinda rare in PC gaming. It features all-stars cast of characters from the previous Orange Juice games. The game is fairly easy to pick up., you can learn the game as you play. It's basically a board game meets card battle. It can be rage inducing at times but it's extremely fun especially if you can gather your friends and play together in multiplayer mode. While you're at it grab a mic and start voice-chat and expect trash-talking among your bros.

80

Get your friends and play together

minoru09 | May 20, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »

Seriously, you can play against the AI but it feels like the RNG god hates you.

Anyway, 100% Orange Juice is a party board game, which kinda rare in PC gaming. It features all-stars cast of characters from the previous Orange Juice games. The game is fairly easy to pick up., you can learn the game as you play. It's basically a board game meets card battle. It can be rage inducing at times but it's extremely fun especially if you can gather your friends and play together in multiplayer mode. While you're at it grab a mic and start voice-chat and expect trash-talking among your bros.

95

Very good game!

Estebankpo12 | May 20, 2014 | See all Estebankpo12's reviews »

Before I say anything, 9.5/10. If you have ever played and liked Mario Party, Fortune Street, Dokapon Kingdom, or any real or digital board game, this game should be given great consideration.

100% Orange Juice goes into the long tradition of combining characters from different series by making them all into a single card game most recently done on Steam with Card City Nights or a board game most similarly done like Fortune Street. This game decided to do both. What I really enjoy about this game is that it is basically the first of its kind on Steam. It combines many core elements from Dokapon Kingdom like combat and different stats, Fortune Street for “promotions” and board control, and Mario Party for stars and the 3 item max system (no minigames unfortunately).

The main objective of this game is to get 5 normas. Normas are objectives that you need to achieve by either collecting stars or killing enemies. Once the objective is met, you need to land on an enemy orange or pass your own that you can automatically stop at even if you overroll. Each Norma will give you an additional level up star, from a start of 1, and caps at 5 for the 5th norma is victory. Higher stars mean you can use more powerful cards to help secure victory.

A dice is rolled at the start of each turn. Like other games of its kind, you can also use applicable items at this time, which this game implements as cards. Each card, as mentioned earlier, does have a minimum level requirement, so overly strong cards will not come out till late game. Across the board are many spaces. Green draws a card, red fights an enemy, yellow gains stars based on roll after landing, blue drops stars based on roll after landing, purple warps to another purple, and the orange marker is each corresponding color’s base that can automatically stopped at to get a norma if it is your own or landed on for the same purpose if not your own and can be used to heal. There is also a grey space that does nothing :(.

The combat in this system is really reminiscent of Dokapon Kingdom. In this game you can choose to fight whenever you pass an enemy or have to fight when another player fights you or you land on a red space. Each player only gets to do one attack and one defend each encounter. You can use applicable cards before combat if you have any that apply. During combat, the main decider of things is how high you roll for an attack and what defensive stance you take. When defending you can either defend, which will reduce the attack into their roll minus your roll with a minimum of one, or you can evade, which will completely avoid the attack only if you roll higher than the opposing roll. There are also boss battles that sometimes occur on red spaces that drop a lot of stars. If you reach 0 hitpoints, you will have to roll a dice to revive. It requries a roll of 5 or higher and then goes does by one each turn you fail. You also lose half your stars upon death and these go to the oppoment if defeated by that person.

This game is a lot of fun and you should strongly consider it. The only complaint one may have is this game contains a lot of pulp. Hours upon hours of "pulp".