Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Nov 5, 2012
    80
    If you own a Vita then you know the list of games is pretty low right now and Orgarhythm is a unique experience that anyone with a Vita should be willing to check out.
  2. Nov 1, 2012
    80
    Orgarhythm is one of those games that seems like it was created by an evil genius who had all these competing ideas dance-battling on old refrigerator boxes in his crazy old noggin and he finally just snapped and said "You know what, F all this noise. We're just gonna throw it all in there and go eat some frozen yogurt." As a result, it is completely unlike anything else you will ever play. Strictly for that reason, I would recommend giving the game a look if you're even the least bit interested in any of the genres within. Just make sure that you're prepared for a fast, frantic, sometimes convoluted but always fair new experience that will test your skills and your rhythm in equal measure.
  3. 80
    Orgarhythm does a great job of blending two genres together in a perfect celebration of music and strategy.
  4. 80
    Orgarhythm surprised me in a lot of great ways. I expected to be terrified of an RTS/rhythm hybrid going in, but its user-friendly nature made it easy to learn. The fast pace is great for people who have avoided RTSes due to slow pacing, and it winds up creating a fantastic gateway game for newcomers. It may be rough around the edges visually, but the outstanding soundtrack and incredible controls (for something that is largely touch-based) make it a must-buy for anyone remotely interested in the genre.
  5. Oct 25, 2012
    80
    If you're willing to go at it again and again with Orgarhythm, you'll find that it's a pretty rewarding experience, and you'll have a ton of fun in the process.
  6. 79
    With a fantastic soundtrack and challenging addictive gameplay, it is pretty much a must own title for those Vita owners who are RTS and rhythm game fans as you won't find another game like it.
  7. Orgarhythm mix of strategy and rhythm-based gameplay is very reminiscent of that of Patapon. Using the touch controls you command your troops to the sound of some wicked, hypnotic beats. Too bad the game becomes a bit bland real fast.[February 2013, p.90]
  8. Feb 8, 2013
    70
    It's messy in places, but Orgarhythm is a compelling mixture of strategy and rhythm that you won't see anywhere else.
  9. Jan 22, 2013
    70
    Orgarhythm is overflowing with interesting ideas that never quite come together. It's a real-time strategy game that steals mechanics from the rhythm genre. Too bad the gameplay is busted and the single-player story is so short.
  10. Nov 3, 2012
    70
    Despite a fairly serious issue – the aforementioned troop misbehavior – I think it's absolutely worth playing. The theme is a lot of fun, the gameplay is unique, the music is masterful, and the boss fights can be truly spectacular.
  11. Dec 5, 2012
    65
    When the elements of Orgarhythm come together, it's transcendent-raging music fills the ears, the tapping gives a tangible connection to what's happening onscreen, and watching the multi-colored army dominate the opposition is a singular experience. That said, the small amount of content, low production qualities and general lack of polish make Orgarhythm come off more like a proof-of-concept demo. I absolutely love what it does when it pops, but there's more work to be done here.
  12. For all of its novelty value, there's no chance of it leaving your feet on fire. [Apr 2013, p.119]
  13. Feb 26, 2013
    60
    On one hand it’s a wonderful conceptual take on rhythm action, blending in elements of RTS and score attack along with a thumping soundtrack. Its problem is that on the other hand it’s a flawed delivery, a game where the overriding artistic concept and desire to produce something different has resulted in a game that far too often isn’t actually fun to play.
  14. Nov 6, 2012
    60
    The title is certainly fun, with a catchy soundtrack and a nice level of depth to its gameplay, but its short length and unusual premise make it difficult to recommend. Still, if rhythm games are your thing, Orgarhythm is a unique take on the style that will prove to be entertaining in spite of its shortcomings.
  15. Mar 21, 2013
    55
    It's messy, and it gets repetitive too. For some, it'll just be headache-inducing. But for those who yearn for quirkiness, this could become a cult hit. [Issue#229, p.82]
  16. Mar 24, 2013
    54
    It's a messy and repetitive interface. [Apr 2013, p.86]
  17. Feb 25, 2013
    50
    While Orgarhythm's overall idea is great, all too often the positives are hidden in the mix by flaws that make it much more of a hassle than it should be. There are moments of excellence that occasionally blare out front and centre and hint at what could have been, but that quality is sadly not as consistent throughout as its stomping drum beats.
  18. Feb 20, 2013
    50
    Orgarhythm steals the concept from Patapon, but unlike the Sony’s production, he is not enjoyable and it doesn’t work.
  19. Nov 3, 2012
    47
    The foundation of Orgarhythm is an enticing fusion of several game types. But the slow pacing of play, in conjunction with flawed command chains and unit path-finding, result in a miserable mess of unfulfilled potential.
  20. Nov 10, 2012
    42
    Considering that Patapon and Patapon 2 are both available in the Vita's PSP store, you're better off saving your money and just picking up both of those instead.
  21. Jan 25, 2013
    40
    At its best, Orgarhythm's disparate ingredients coalesce into scenes of thrilling tribal warfare, a winningly eclectic soundtrack stirring your men to march into battle. Too often, however, you end up feeling like your fragmented cabal: disorientated, frustrated and battered into submission by an unforgiving enemy, with little reason to keep on fighting.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    9
    This is a really competent game. The gameplay is innovative, the soundtrack is great (Holy Oratorio Stage is awesome), and its very challenging, with online leaderboards to increase the competition. The game flaws are the weak graphics, the ad hoc only multiplayer (HUGE bummer, I might never find someone to play it) and somewhat expensive. Also its the only game with some sort of RTS on the Vita so far, so thumbs up for that. Must buy for fans of rhythm games and fans of japanese games as well. Full Review »