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 Post subject: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all buy it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:16 am 


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Berserk, Castlevania and Demon's Crest all seamlessly mixed together. I feel like this is a video game that was made for precisely me and me alone. Controls, music, enemies, challenge, environments, secrets, Easter Eggs. Everything that exists is flawlessly executed. The difficulty curve hits a perfect sweet-spot. I can't think of a single thing to nitpick about this masterpiece. This is by far one of the most underrated video games I've ever played. It couldn't possibly kick any more ass unless the members of Sodom appeared as an optional boss battle. It's on sale right now, too.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/319480/Odallu
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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:07 am 


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I never completed this game, so maybe I should get back into it.
A lot of people dislike it, but I think it's "fine". It's definitely a huge improvement over their previous game, Oniken, which for as awesome as it looks, is just a pain to play.


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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:25 am 


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To elaborate I'll dig out my old post on the game. 2016 Sumez probably remembers the experience better than I do:

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Took some time with Odallus today, playing a few levels, and it's far better than Oniken. Well, it still has that awkward amateurish feel that reveals it's made using Multimedia Fusion, but you wouldn't be able to tell from still shots, it looks just as amazing as Oniken.
However, this time around the enemy and obstacle design is far more thought through and fair, without necessarily being easier. The health is more limited, forcing you to be more careful with the moves, and I actually really like the slow-as-fuck sword move, requiring every attack to be planned. I can imagine getting better armor and weapon will ruin it a bit though, as you said, provided the game doesn't scale up the enemies to fit that on the later areas.

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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:03 pm 


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I played through the game a while ago and had a fairly good time, the aesthetics and "cinematics" are a treat, but I remember a few things feeling off. Something about enemy hp or how they stagger that seemed to have the effect of punishing aggressive play.


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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:35 pm 


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Picked it up on the Switch when that version came out (it's a little buggy—progressively slows down over time in TV mode but not handheld) as an excuse to go back through it. I love the overall design of the game, the levels in particular—it's a really interesting metroidvania-in-disguise and the exploration is really fun. However, the control is a little looser than I'd remembered, and some of the boss designs leave a little to be desired, especially the final boss. Well worth it for anyone who likes this sort of thing, but considering how long this thing has been PC-exclusive I was disappointed that they neglected the chance to tighten up the gameplay a bit and ended up releasing such a barebones port. Definitely looking forward to giving Blazing Chrome a go.
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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:16 am 


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I was cool with both Oniken and Odallus. Not perfect, but about what I expected.

btw Play-Asia has a preorder up for the physical release on Switch and PS4.
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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:26 am 


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Big fan of Oniken and Odallus. Hard, but not too hard. Mostly everything works, Odallus gets a little silly with the final equipment allowing you to faceroll bosses though.

Some of the writeups I've seen for these games, especially Oniken, are quite terrible. That's a serious shame, they deserve much better than that. Odallus is probably better than The Lecarde Chronicles 2, even.
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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:04 am 


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Sumez wrote:
I never completed this game, so maybe I should get back into it.
A lot of people dislike it, but I think it's "fine". It's definitely a huge improvement over their previous game, Oniken, which for as awesome as it looks, is just a pain to play.

More or less my take.

I do not really care for all the obscure hidden upgrades though.


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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:48 pm 


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Picked this up on Switch due to this thread. Looking forward to giving it a spin when I finish work.
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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:01 pm 


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I did preorder the Switch version, too.
Even though it's not a good game, I really appreciate that these guys at least have the right intentions, and I want to support them.


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 Post subject: Re: Odallus: The Dark Call is god-tier and you should all bu
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:24 pm 


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Sumez wrote:
I did preorder the Switch version, too.
Even though it's not a good game, I really appreciate that these guys at least have the right intentions, and I want to support them.

I bought it on looks alone, and to support the effort. It's disappointing, but not surprising, to read that it's not a completely good game.

More disappointing now, is that PlayAsia has just knocked the physical release date from Q2 to August.


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