Conclusion: It may be frustratingly hard at first for newcomers, but doing your homework and studying enemy attack patterns and locations can make you an expert in no time! Plus the fanservice is great to look at.
Excerpt: Otomedius Excellent only made it to North America for one very simple reason: it's incredibly easy to localize. I'm pretty sure the entire game was translated over a lunch break, then vomited onto Western shelves by Konami to pay for somebody's new iPad.
Summary: Went wrong somewhere along the line. The original idea might have promise, but in practice the game has failed. Threatens to be interesting sometimes, but rarely. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: Otomedius Excellent commits the crime of being a decent new shooter in an era where “decent” is no longer enough. Like Parodius before it, Konami’s ode to a once-thriving genre is inspired by the company’s own series of horizontally-scrolling shooters, Gradius .
Excerpt: I don't mean that in a racist, judgemental way, but Otomedius Excellent further proves that the tastes of Western and Eastern gamers are very, very different. Otomedius Excellent is a sequel to the Japanese arcade game Otomedius, which was in turn a side-scrolling shoot 'em up inspired by the...
Excerpt: For reasons that elude me at this point, the Xbox 360 has become a significant haven for old-school “shooters”Â�. It’s not that I’m not happy about this fact, as, really, I’m old and the genre is one I grew up with and thus still appreciate, but the 360 has been surprisingly competitive on the...
Excerpt: A far cry from Parodius, Konami's latest Gradius spin-off isn't one fans should flock to. I was originally introduced to Otomedius, the Japan-exclusive, arcade-only sexy Gradius spin-off that Konami launched in late 2007, during a summer I spent in Tokyo the following year.
Pros: PROS: Gradius returns (though as a moe shooter); Score attack and multiplayer modes help flesh out the experience; decent design; it's only $30.
Cons: CONS: Lacks personality (where are the Moai heads?); dated graphics don't capitalize on either Gradius' aesthetic or characters' sex appeal; unlimited continues and retreating, repetitive bosses take the challenge out of gameplay; probably not worth the cost of a disc release for most.
Conclusion: Genau wie "Otomedius Gorgeous" ist auch "Otomedius Excellent" ein wirklich tolles 2D Shoot 'em Up, das seine Wurzeln ganz klar bei "Gradius" und "Parodius" hat. Wer vor allem mit dem überdrehten Humor der "Parodius"-Reihe klargekommen ist, der wird "Otomedius Gorgeous" lieben.