Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. For beginners and intermediate level players, Oratorio Tangram presents an unmatched experience, a bright and energetic burst of fantasy combat, still quite unlike anything else in videogames.
  2. A bright and cheery Mech’em’up with a bright charm and nostalgic gleam that despite its problems is worth checking out, provided you agree with the price.
  3. A fairly straightforward arcade conversion, but still a unique mix between fighter and shoot 'em-up.
  4. You'll love or hate it, no doubts. Great concept, great mechs, old school.
  5. 70
    Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram should only be considered if you're willing to take on the multiplayer and a lot of time to learn the subtle intricacies.
  6. There's no denying Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram has a lot of charm - it's a robot fighting game. While the controls could've been less finicky, there's certainly something special about going against your friends on Xbox Live and just button mashing just for the hell of it.
  7. 67
    Although VOOT's endemic control woes aren't impossible to overcome, it keeps the game from being the truly pleasurable adrenaline blast it should be.
  8. A classic game spoiled by the controls. [July 2009, p.96]
  9. With no major update to the visuals or sound and a lack of online players, you really have to ask the question; is it worth it for a few mechs? If you are a cult fan of the series, then yes it is. But for the new players and the guys sitting on the fence, there are far better things to spend a tenner on.
  10. A short, hard, occasionally clumsy niche game. [Aug 2009, p.104]
  11. Not even the warm blanket of nostalgia provided by robots with Dreamcast backpacks and VMU save icons can save it from "dedicated fans only' territory. [Issue#47, p.101]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    10
    Incredible sorprise. This game of SEGA is really amazing, addictive, funny, interesting, is a geat fighting game. Virtual On: Oratorio TangramIncredible sorprise. This game of SEGA is really amazing, addictive, funny, interesting, is a geat fighting game. Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram Ver.5.66 is amazing. Good job. Full Review »