Otogi: Myth of Demons Xbox

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2003
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
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  1. Sep 5, 2013
    9
    Awesome game, awesome music, awesome graphic, awesome combat. But the better thing in this game is...atmospehere. Yes, a beatiful ancient and magical atmosphere. You can feel really the feel of being in a some kind of ancient and fairytale (folkloristic) world, with demons, ghosts...Otogi is awesome, and Otogi 2 is even better.
    The Battle system is elegant, but quite simple...there are no
    Awesome game, awesome music, awesome graphic, awesome combat. But the better thing in this game is...atmospehere. Yes, a beatiful ancient and magical atmosphere. You can feel really the feel of being in a some kind of ancient and fairytale (folkloristic) world, with demons, ghosts...Otogi is awesome, and Otogi 2 is even better.
    The Battle system is elegant, but quite simple...there are no a lot of tecnicism, but it works. Difficulty sometimes can be a pain in the ass, but only few stages causes trouble.
    I recommend this at everyone who wants to approach and even apprecciate japanese mythology.
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  2. RoryO.
    Aug 6, 2003
    4
    The fighting is very redundant.
  3. ZW
    Sep 19, 2003
    9
    I think the American should stick to playing to their own game. This game wasn't developed for the Us it was for Asia. Americans will never understand the irony of this game. Thats why all the top 10 games on this website 9 out of 10 is a sport game develop in north america. Z anyone argue with that?
  4. Sam
    Oct 24, 2004
    8
    An overall better play than the second, but impovement is needed in the controls, plot (another "Kill the bad guys already!" plot.) and camera. If it weren't for those flaws, a 9 would have been given but because they exist it still gets an 8. A place in my heart gives it a 10 though, along with anticipation for a third title.
  5. Late
    Oct 9, 2006
    6
    In my opinion, this game is overrated. It has its strenghts yes, but I think there's too much weaknesses to call it a 'great' game. The Story is awful. Some half-dead swordmaster is called from the death by the mysterious princess to repair the broken seal between the worlds, eh? May sound interesting, but all you have to do is to kill demons. a LOT of demons. But In my opinion, this game is overrated. It has its strenghts yes, but I think there's too much weaknesses to call it a 'great' game. The Story is awful. Some half-dead swordmaster is called from the death by the mysterious princess to repair the broken seal between the worlds, eh? May sound interesting, but all you have to do is to kill demons. a LOT of demons. But that's not so bad, 'cause killing demons is where otogi really shines. Graphics are good, and that raikoh guy really kicks ass. There are a lot of combo moves and... well basicly everything you need to "purify" (kill) a demon. There is a wide range of weapons and they all are cool. Then there is the level-up system, which I think is embedded in the game to add a bit of a RPG feeling. Well it fails in that. You can see the difference between level 1 and the MAX level, but that's about it. The environments in the game are really beautiful, but when you are in the halfway in playing, there will be a twist in the plot (I bet its the only one in the whole game), and you will have to play all the levels again, but backwards.Bboring, i'd say. So, you kill demons, kill demons, kill some more, kill a mid-boss, kill demons, kill demons, and what do you have? A final boss of course. The final boss (I don't even remember the bloody things name) is also like the plot, it sucks. He just flashes around the battlefield and changes form until you kill him. Didn't like. Well overall, if you want a game where you don't have to think and kill demons at the same time, then Otogi is you'r choice. But if you'd like a more strategic view to killing things, you should consider something else. Expand
  6. MichaelS.
    Aug 29, 2003
    10
    Mindboggling presentation and probably the best level design in an action game ever. But beware, the first three stages are a laughibly easy warmup and a poor representation of what the game is. Make sure to keep playing to get to the really interesting and insanely difficult levels.
  7. LaaL.
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    Best hack & slash ever since devil may cry!!
  8. Guiltyspark343
    Sep 12, 2003
    10
    That other guy has no idea wut hes talking about . ive played the game over and over again and its as smooth as a babys bottom . the fighting is a little repetitive but other than that its a really good game .
  9. MichaelC.
    Sep 24, 2003
    8
    This game is a lot of fun. While the gameplay isn't real in-depth, it is a quite amusing. And it looks phenomenal.
  10. ShawnS.
    Sep 4, 2003
    9
    hmm...a 9 for this game because because there's too many glitches. For those of you who has the game knows wut i mean.
  11. ApocalyseBrown
    Aug 11, 2005
    7
    Although the gameplay is very repetitve i can't help but love this game. The sounds are sensual, the colours have such beautiful tones to them and i can't forget the incrediably enchanting voices within it! Its more of a free soul rather than a brutal hack n slash. Simply beautiful.
  12. Uter
    Oct 14, 2003
    7
    I only played the demo, but it didn't seem that great. Graphics were okay, gameplay seemed repetitive.
  13. JoshuaB.
    Sep 15, 2003
    9
    It's a mature version of zelda with many rpg properties, the camera is a little difficult cause its controled w/ the left stick and in battles u might not have time to turn the camara.
  14. WilleN.
    Nov 25, 2003
    10
    What are you people thinking this is not a great game this game is worth getting a 10 why you may ask because the game play excellent and the graphics are great, hell out great.

Awards & Rankings

#45 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Guaranteed to satisfy the gamer that craves fast and furious combat, haunting music and stunning visuals. Put your brain on hold and prime those reflexes for one of the most intense action games to hit the Xbox this summer.
  2. An awesome package. It's got great art, stunning visuals, immersive sound, responsive controls, RPG elements, great level and boss design, a challenging difficulty level, and slick, slick style to top it all off.
  3. The graphics, for one, are a veritable showcase of what the Xbox is capable of handling and the contrast between the foreboding sinister worlds and the brilliant colors, which explode on the screen during combat, is well worth checking out.