Summary: From a graphical standpoint, the game looks super awesome. But the gameplay itself is none more than an "eye-candy" side scrolling shooter. But with that being said, the action can get intense, and huge boss's firing fodder every which way to Sunday *(and on Sunday, too), but was just hoping for more...though I did see YouTube® video prior to purchase. If side shooters are your thing, I would give it a try.
Summary: I know this has been pointed out in other reviews but I figured I'd throw my opinion into the ring. This game stinks. I hate to say that because I love the Gradius Series this is based on. Pros: It has the same basic Gradius features but tuned in a little in that you can level up certain upgrades. The characters are half nude and total stereotypes of Asian women. I kinda like this art style so im guilty of enjoying this aspect of the game. You can't lose.
Summary: The 360 is an awesome console for shmups, with some of the best modern examples of the genre. I've got every disc-based shmup available for 360 in Japan and North America. And I have to say, if I did it all again, this would be among my last choices to buy. There are two Otomedius games for the 360: Gorgeous and Excellent. Gorgeous never made it to North America, however Excellent is the newer game and is slightly better in my opinion.
Summary: They totally blew it in a bad way. Instead of bringing us a souped-up Gradius or a crazier/zanier Parodius, we get this weird game. Now, I'm not completely against the idea of making more side-scrolling shoot-'em-ups, as they are not as popular as the vertical scrollers, but this one is definitely not representative of what is best about the genre.
Summary: Ugh. What a disappointment. This is a short, DLC heavy, overly fan-serviced shooter. The characters are not that interesting, the levels are fairly boring and quickly become predictable, and it doesn't matter if you beat the bosses or not as you clear the stage anyway! I fell into the otaku trap of moe girls dressed as spaceships. oh well, at least it wasn't that expensive. until I bought some DLC. will I ever learn?
Summary: Otomedius is a horizontally scrolling shooter which touts itself as the successor to Konami's classic Gradius series. While it shares many of the base gameplay features as this legendary series, it unfortunately suffers many problems which results in a very mediocre experience. Just to name a few, due to the size of your player character on the screen, it can become extremely difficult to correctly gauge your hitbox, especially on the harder difficulties when the screen...