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Arcus Odyssey

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MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
77
3.6
Sharp X68000
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SNES
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3.5

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Platform Votes Score
Genesis 2 3.6
Sharp X68000 Awaiting 1 votes...
SNES 1 3.5
Combined MobyScore 3 3.6


The Press Says

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92
GenesisSega Pro (UK)
Smashing graphics and great sound tracks to match. How can a colossal game like this fail? Large levels for lots of exploring with a mate, loads of nasties to bash and lots of treasures to collect. It's a winner!
87
Genesis1UP!
Arcus Odyssey est un jeu qu'on aimerait aimer, il a certaines qualités pour ça. Dommage qu'elles soient ombragées par toute une liste de défauts qui prennent de l'ampleur au fur et à mesure que l'on progresse. La difficulté est sans doute le plus déterminant d'entre eux. Un jeu à deux, tant que la jouabilité fonctionne comme une mécanique bien huilée, ca n'a pas d'importance si la difficulté est légère, on parvient toujours à s'amuser, mais à l'inverse, et c'est le cas ici, si elle est très élevée, elle finit par peser. Et dans Arcus Odyssey, on meurt trop vite et trop souvent. Les graphismes, les musiques (pourtant signées Motoi Sakuraba), tout cela est bien moyen, il n'y a donc que cette jouabilité qui offre un véritable stimulant grâce à sa vivacité digne d'un shoot'em up. Ce n'est pas assez pour en faire un jeu inoubliable, mais c'est assez au moins pour se divertir le temps de quelques après-midi pluvieux en compagnie d'un ami.
80
GenesisSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Vous l'aurez vite compris, Arcus Odyssey m'a fait passer de nombreuses heures de bonheur. Il réunissait à lui tout seul tous les ingrédients propres aux grands jeux : de beaux graphismes, de belles musiques, une ambiance soutenue, un scénario qui tient la route, un gameplay simple mais complet, et le plus important pour ce titre, la possibilité de jouer à deux. Quel plaisir de parcourir ce monde à deux joueurs et d'admirer la très belle fin du jeu. Je le recommande chaudement, même s'il n'existe qu'en version japonaise, et américaine (aucune version européenne n'ayant été réalisée, en tout cas pas à ma connaissance).
80
GenesisDigital Press - Classic Video Games
The graphics in Arcus Odyssey are top-notch. An excellent feature of this game is its perspective. You're looking at the action from a 45 degree angle as opposed to straight down. This gives the game a 3D feel, and allows for some detail you otherwise wouldn't have. There is one level in particular where your path appears to be hundreds of feet in the air that is especially aesthetically pleasing. There are some drawbacks to this game that should be mentioned. For veteran RPG'ers, this may not be the most challenging game that ever came down the pike. Probably the worst thing about the game is that the action slows to a crawl if there is too much happening on-screen. This will come into play if you pick up a companion in your travels. If you're in the two player mode with companions, it will get much worse.
75
GenesisASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Wer auf Action und Fantasy steht, aber vor einem Zuviel an Baller- oder Rollenspiel zuürckschreckt, ist mit dieser Odyssee ganz gut beraten.

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70
SNESElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Previously a Genesis game, this has an interesting perspective and enough characters to keep things interesting. It is basically like Gauntlet with it's arcade-style action, so fans of that game may want to check this one out.
70
GenesisSega-16.com
In summary, although the game does have some flaws, like the graphics and sound, it has some great gameplay and tons of variety. What's even better is that you won't have to lay down a whole lot of cash to get this one, especially if you aren't a collector and just snag a lone cart off eBay, a local game shop, etc. Arcus Odyssey is well worth the look, and may just change how you think about clones. Besides, haven't you played Gauntlet enough?
60
GenesisGamePro (US)
If you played Arcus Odyssey on the Genesis, then you've seen it before. If you're looking for an interesting game with little to offer but average graphics and better-than-average music, then this is for you. True RPG fans, though, may want to skirt around the town of Arcus and hold out for meatier titles.
57
SNESSuper Play Magazine UK
Mostly, your character treks around aimlessly through maze-like levels, occasionally stumbling across a baddy and hacking it up with whatever weapon they've got handy. In fact in that sense it's pretty much like Gauntlet , only a sort of ghost version of Gauntlet, set in some kind of gigantic deserted Gauntlet:The Movie film set, where, instead of the massive hordes of enemies, there's just a couple of lost and forlorn extras who haven't noticed that the film's been finished yet. Overall verdict: Is that it? Is that all there is? Take this game away and bring it back when it's finished.