The lovely ladies of Otomedius land on Xbox 360 in this shoot-em-up. In Otomedius Excellent, gamers will be able to choose from nine stunning characters as they battle through all-new stages in an expanded world full of intense 2D sidescrolling shooter action. Players can team up for the experience with up to three players locally or online via Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360. Additionally, an expanded gallery mode allows players to view their unlocked wallpapers and graphics in a gallery that grows as they progress through the game. Gamers will also be able to tap into a wealth of exciting downloadable content to be announced later.
I was admittedly a bit embarrassed when during my (ridiculous) E3 demo of Konami's Otomedius Excellent, I made the assumption that the game was a digital download. The rep was quick to assert that the game would see a full retail release, thankfully willing to ignore what my statement really implied, namely: "This game appears to be worth about five bucks." Thing is, I wasn't wrong. Though Otomedius Excellent recently launched at the budget price of just $29.99 ($39.99 for the special edition), it still falls short of what I expect for my $30 in this economy, an unpolished mess barely worth recommending to even the most die-hard shooter fans. One of the game's many mundane boss battles. Otomedius is an offshoot of Konami's famous... Read Review