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It's definitely unique as far as strategy games go, but Odama's novel mechanics and oddly authentic samurai feel are kneecapped by punishing difficulty and oft frustrating controls.
I'd categorise myself as an occasional gamer. While I still follow gaming developments regularly it takes something a bit special to lift this 30-something from his middle-age slumber! In Odama I thought I'd found jus... Read Full Review13 of 14 users found the following review helpful
Now I'm a fan on Pinball, and a fan of Strategy. Never did I realize that both were strange bedfellows. Odama is a charming game full of character(s) and style and enjoyment. But Yoot Saito is of the Old Skool style o... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
While Odama might not be the best pinball sim you will ever play, its certainly one of the most memorable, at least for me. I blazed through this game with a friend shouting whatnot's at the Microphone, most of which ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Back in 2006, someone at Nintendo thought it would be an awesome idea to make a voice acitvated pinball game, and for a second there, it was. Something, however, fell through development. There's an actual story in t... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Odama is pinball/RTS game from Nintendo and Vivarium. Sound strange? Well, it is. While it sounds like an interesting concept, well, it turns out that it isn't. PROS- The concept is totally different. It is like nothi... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Some things just belong together: peanut butter and jelly, socks and shoes, and, in some circles, birds and bees. However, there are two things that definitely never need to be put together again, and that is feudal Japa... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
As dawn creeps over the horizon, you face another day of mindless violence. Roughly a thousand yards away, your enemies are standing poised and ready to attack. They don’t seem like much; just a small group of country fo... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
While the aforementioned mix of gameplay elements might strike your average gamer as odd and mismatched, it makes perfect sense to Yoot Saito and his crew of madcap developers over at Vivarium. While Vivarium probably d... Read Full Review12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
first off let me say the best part of this game is just how wierd it is. from the... well from the... everything... i mean it is pinball, a war strategy game, with voice comands where you can shoot out rice balls to dis... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Either we gamers embrace new ideas or we'll be forced to choose between playing another iteration of "Generic [Insert Genre Here] Game" or "Generic [Insert Genre Here] Game". Originality should be supported, not shunned... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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