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Otomedius Excellent - Xbox 360

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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Standard
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  • Classic 2D side-scrolling shoot-em-up Gradius-style gameplay gets a stunning update
  • Brilliant graphics and an excellent soundtrack. Environments are rendered in hi-definition and complemented by thrilling music.
  • Choose from nine characters on-disc to battle through all-new stages of thrilling shoot-em-up action
  • Team up with a friend or two over Xbox LIVE Arcade or on one Xbox 360 to have help obtaining hard-to-get items
  • View your unlocked stills and graphics in a new Gallery that grows as you progress through the game

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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003WY86NE
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,826 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard

Product Description

The lovely ladies of Otomedius Gorgeous arrive in the US for the first time in Otomedius Excellent!, the highly anticipated sequel to the Japan-exclusive arcade hit! Featuring heart-pounding classic Gradius-style shoot-em-up gameplay, a dazzling array of stunning visuals, and thrilling multiplayer action, Otomedius Excellent! is sure to be the must-own shooter of the year.

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Otomedius Excellent is a unique side-scrolling Action-Arcade game exclusive to Xbox 360 that combines space ships and pretty girls in a way that could only have had its roots in the arcades of Japan. Features include: nine characters to choose from, Gradius style gameplay, three-person multiplayer support locally and via Xbox LIVE, improved graphics over previous games in the series, a stunning soundtrack, and much more.

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The lovely rocket-riding ladies of Otomedius Gorgeous arrive in the US.
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The Japanese Otomedius Franchise Has Arrived

The lovely rocket-riding ladies of Otomedius Gorgeous arrive in the US for the first time in Otomedius Excellent, the highly anticipated sequel to the Japan-exclusive arcade hit. Otomedius Excellent is an Xbox 360 exclusive and features nearly ten playable characters, heart-pounding classic Gradius-style shoot-em-up gameplay, a dazzling array of stunning visuals, thrilling multiplayer action locally or via a connection to Xbox LIVE, an improved upgrade system, downloadable content and of course the Otomedius Excellent game disc. With all this and more it is sure to be the must-own arcade style shooter for Xbox 360 players in 2011 and beyond.

Key Game Features

  • Classic Gradius-style gameplay gets a stunning update. Experience 2D side-scrolling shoot-em-up gameplay like never before.
  • Brilliant graphics and an excellent soundtrack. Environments are rendered in hi-definition and complemented by thrilling music.
  • Lovely characters to pilot through an expanded world. Choose from nine characters on-disc to battle through all-new stages of thrilling shoot-em-up action.
  • Three's company as you team up with a friend or two over Xbox LIVE Arcade or on one Xbox 360 to have help obtaining hard-to-get items.
  • Eye-popping Gallery mode. View your unlocked stills and graphics in a new Gallery that grows as you progress through the game.

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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars From a long-time shmup fan, this game is garbage. October 24, 2012
By Steve
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Im a longtime fan of shmups. R-Type, Gradius V and U.N. Squadron, 1943 and the more recent DeathSmiles and Akai Katana are some of my faves. After months of procrastinating I finally caved and bought this game. What a disappointment. Here's why:

1) In every shooter one of the most important things is to make sure the player can tell the difference in foreground/backgrond graphics, as well as being able to clearly see enemy bullets. OE does an amazing job of ruining that concept- objects that look like youll crash into you'll go right through and vise versa, and enemy bullets are so hard to see against the bright backgrounds its impossible to tell whats going on.
2) Unlimited continues from the get-go and bosses that "run-away" after 3 or 4 minutes makes no sense. I just beat the game on a 2nd play-through doing this before writing this review. All you have to do is hit Start to continue when needed and you can beat the game just like that.
3) Voice acting. Its fine for some games but this in particular its like they got some 10 year old girl with the highest pitched voice to squeak out dialogue. There is a TON of chatter throughout the game and it doesn't let up much at all. I turned it all the way down, only to find out that when you die there's no voice going "ahhh!!" anymore, but there's no explosion sound to signify i got hit. Your character just slowwwwwwwwly falls toward you then off-screen to the left.
4)Your main gun shoots two bullets on screen at once. Two bullets. Thats it. Good luck trying to defeat a boss if this ever happens. (Oh wait! Just refer to #2, silly me!).
5)I paid just $12 for the disc (still a rip-off) but apparently there are 25 pieces of paid DLC.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Konami blew it August 2, 2012
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
They totally blew it in a bad way. Instead of bringing us a souped-up Gradius or a crazier/zanier Parodius, we get this weird game. Now, I'm not completely against the idea of making more side-scrolling shoot-'em-ups, as they are not as popular as the vertical scrollers, but this one is definitely not representative of what is best about the genre. To add insult to injury, you end up feeling like you bought "part" of the game because of all the damn DLC they tried to shank their customers with: You have to download certain levels, download characters, download this, download that... what a buncha crap. The graphics aren't all that great either, sort of a mix of 2D and 3D - I hate 3D - and I can't recall the music at all. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone. I only got it because it was free with "rewards points" from my credit card and I'm a bit of a completist. Am I glad I didn't shell out for the import copy.

Bollocks to your DLC, Konami!
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, in every sense of the word. January 1, 2012
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Otomedius is a horizontally scrolling shooter which touts itself as the successor to Konami's classic Gradius series. While it shares many of the base gameplay features as this legendary series, it unfortunately suffers many problems which results in a very mediocre experience.

Just to name a few, due to the size of your player character on the screen, it can become extremely difficult to correctly gauge your hitbox, especially on the harder difficulties when the screen is full of projectiles.
While the 2-D artwork which permeates the game is well done, the actual 3D models used within the game itself are very lackluster. This becomes especially apparent during times when the game zooms in during cutscenes.
The multiplayer aspect of the game is also a disappointment. The game does not allow for two people to play together in the normal "Story" mode of the game. Rather, the only way to play with friends is in a specific "Multiplayer" mode, where the second player is not able to gain experience, and no continues are allowed. So, you are completely out of luck if you want to just play the normal game with a friend.
The boss fights in the game can also be a source of frustration. While the bosses are not too difficult, they tend to have an unusually high amount of health, and it is a near impossibility to hit some of their weak points without using certain specific weapons. As a result, many of the weapons available to you are largely worthless, as it is nearly impossible to defeat the bosses using them before you run out of time.

While each of these complaints, when taken alone, are not horrendous faults, the fact that so many minor poor game design choices exist at once just makes the game seem amateurish.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Backgrounds Hamper this Affair January 2, 2013
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I know this has been pointed out in other reviews but I figured I'd throw my opinion into the ring. This game stinks. I hate to say that because I love the Gradius Series this is based on.

Pros:
It has the same basic Gradius features but tuned in a little in that you can level up certain upgrades.
The characters are half nude and total stereotypes of Asian women. I kinda like this art style so im guilty of enjoying this aspect of the game.
You can't lose. You just simply continue you're way through the game.

Cons:
You can't lose. Seriously though, I mean I like to see the ending of games but serious this is kind of whack, makes you feel like you haven't accomplished anything.
Super easy intro achievements. You get an achievement for simply playing as a character, so for 40 points you literally have to do nothing.
DLC is way out of line, the cost is sky high.
I couldn't figure out what was background and foreground elements. These were not distinguished well and it sucks. Keep in mind that dying once in a level basically dooms you this is super annoying.
Hard as heck to see bullets lots of the time. This should never happen in a game like this.
Upgrade system takes forever to achieve power. Don't expect to be playing much of the game knocking things out left and right, a majority of the game you'll be shooting 2 bullets at once, no joke.
Finally, WTF is up with the bosses but giving up? If you get hit once during a boss battle ur screwed as you'll never power up again and so the battle is essentially over and the boss will flee after 3 mins.

Overall score: whack
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1.0 out of 5 stars Honestly the most boring time I've ever had playing a video game
Honestly the most boring time I've ever had playing a video game. The game has decent ideas but you're MUCH better off just buying a legitimately good shmup like DeathSmiles or... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gradius/Konami fan far
I love me some Gradius and I like cute girls. The game is fun and easy to play, but the 2 player mode is not the best. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Meh. It's alright.
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Not a bad game, but you can do a lot better. Read more
Published 7 months ago by SVL0RM00N
1.0 out of 5 stars AWEFUL GAME
Nothing like gradius. This game is gibberish, and I hate it. You get around 7 REALLY easy achievements, by picking each ship, and hitting start, but that's it's only redeeming... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Matthew A. Schneider
3.0 out of 5 stars Come on, folks. It's 6 bucks!
It's $6. Even if the game is terrible, it's $6 so who cares. One more game in your library, heck, buy 2 and use the other to put under a wobbly chair.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Shmup
I love old school shmups and this one is a bit different than I'm used to but I couldn't not give it a shot for the price it was being offered at.
Published 16 months ago by Nick
3.0 out of 5 stars Huge fan of the Gradius series; this--not so much.
I went into this with the mindset "What can go wrong? It's Konami, it's Gradius-inspired, and it's got anime girls!" Well, lots can go wrong. Read more
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