Orgarhythm PlayStation Vita

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. Games Master UK
    Mar 24, 2013
    54
    It's a messy and repetitive interface. [Apr 2013, p.86]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 22, 2013
    60
    For all of its novelty value, there's no chance of it leaving your feet on fire. [Apr 2013, p.119]
  3. Play UK
    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]
  4. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Mar 14, 2013
    70
    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]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  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. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 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 veryThis 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 »