Conclusion: There have been few action adventure games that pull of the perfect blend of gameplay, storyline and presentation that Otogi manages to do. From Software did their homework in regards to the control scheme and overall gameplay mechanics, and for that they should be commended. Sega of America should also be given kudos for recognizing this diamond in the rough and for bringing it to the U.S.
Summary: Otogi doesn't mess around at all. This is for hardcore gamers and it will delight a lot of those who want more of the Japanese action that can also be found in games like Ninja Gaiden, Tenchu, and Genma Onimusha. Otogi may not be the best with CGI, dialogue, or even plot wise, but it does deliver another game that can be considered a sleeper hit.
Excerpt: The history of beat-'em-ups is one of making bad things happen to people on purpose. Over the course of past games, I've seen countless martial arts techniques and weaponry used to beat down countless punks, cyborgs, robots, ninjas, mooks, two-legged dinosaurs, mutants, thugs, supervillains, demons, and bizarrely-dressed gang members. I think that most of you reading this can say the same thing. Before I played Otogi , I had not yet slammed anyone through a building.
Excerpt: I'm not too sure how many different reasons there are for buying an Xbox, but it's safe to say that my reason is simply one word: Sega. Some of Sega's greatest games of the generation have made their home on the box.
Pros: The best combination of an RPG and an Action game., A combo system that is more then just button mashing., An epic story and soundtrack to keep you on your toes.
Excerpt: I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical of Otogi: Myth of Demons when I first heard about it. After a slew of mediocre action games, such as Devil May Cry II and Chaos Legion , I was almost expecting Otogi to be the same. Although, once I started Sega’s new action/RPG, I realized how wrong I was. If I did my research right, Otogi means something along the lines of ‘fairy tale’, which describes the game pretty well.
Excerpt: Otogi is a new mythological Japanese game developed by From Software. You take on the role of Raikoh, a samurai who was almost killed but saved by a princess, purifying the lands that you cross battling creatures with the help of magic and a variety of swords.
Excerpt: For years and years, since gaming became gaming, ninjas have danced their sword-wielding dance across our screens to save the girl or the world from the evil baddy. This tradition is continued and improved in From Software's Otogi: Myth of Demons.
Excerpt: Pop quiz: Do we really need another action title depicting slick looking characters with shiny weapons raining hell on an army of undead? Answer: Hell yes. Otogi is the brainchild of From Software, makers of the stellar Armored Core series and the not so good Forever Kingdom . Otogi falls in between these two extremes, but it’s more good than bad, fortunately.