For most of its history, id Software has plowed the same well-dug furrow, making first-person shooters that push bleeding-edge graphics technology to the limits while staying relentlessly retrograde in every other aspect. So it was a great shock when id's first new IP since Quake was made as a cell phone game, ported to Nintendo DS. It was a bigger shock to find out that it's a turn-based RPG, styled to look and play like a game from SNES days. But the biggest shock is that Orcs and Elves has turned out to be id's best game in years. UGO gives Orcs & Elves an overall rating of A-.