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  • Summary: Suspended between the world of the living and the dead is Raikoh, a skilled warrior from a cursed clan. In Otogi: Myth of Demons, you'll follow Raikoh as he travels through desolate lands to fight hordes of immortal creatures with 12 varieties of magic, a variety of brutal weapons, and more than 10 special demon-slaying items. Raikoh destroys trees, walls, and entire buildings in his quest to purge both the world's demons and his own. Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
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  1. If Otogi's tale was the bread it's gameplay is the butter. It mixes the best best of both the action and rpg genre... Much like "Ico" and "Panzer Dragoon Orta" it will go down as one of the most memorable experiences of this generation.
  2. There have been few action adventure games that pull of the perfect blend of gameplay, storyline and presentation that Otogi manages to do. From Software did their homework in regards to the control scheme and overall gameplay mechanics.
  3. There's a ton of imagination and visual power on display in Otogi, and From Software has created yet another amazing game, one of the best Xbox games of 2003.
  4. More style than substance, but action game fans owe it to themselves to check out this stylish and atmospheric offering.
  5. Digging deep into these levels proves to be a pretty profound experience. Each level is adorned with washed out colors and textures, as lush and lively as the cherry blossom trees the game so prominently displays.
  6. Otogi's somewhat repetitive action is not entirely compelling, but this one is really all about style and looking cool. It might not suck you in, but it should satiate your hunger for both fast-paced action and eye candy.
  7. The gameplay just isn’t up to scratch. Hack, slash and float is the basic premise, and that is about the extent of it. All the shopping for new weapons and random character level-ups don’t appear to have any effect on the meat and bones of the gameplay, and the repetition soon leads to boredom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  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 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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