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: Who’ll defend the planet when squadrons of gleaming saucers and stomping mechs invade? A manic clique of scantily clad anime maidens, of course. Duh. Who did you think it’d be? Otomedius Excellent ’s brand of sidescrolling shoot-’em-up action draws heavily from Konami’s aged Gradius playbook.
Pros: + Cutie-pies obliterate everything with unusual weapons; 30 bucks.