byBlake Snow||April 11th 2006 at 10:00pmApril 11th 2006 10:00 pm
The unique pinball/puzzle/strategy game finally makes its
way to the GameCube with mixed reviews. Some outlets such as Nintendo Power review the game at 85. Others aren't so
friendly. Here's what's being said about the exclusive 'Cube title:
Gamespot 66% - "The way that Odama
experiments with such disparate elements as real-time strategy, pinball, and voice commands is certainly fascinating,
but it's just not a completely successful experiment. The steep learning curve associated with learning how to manage
all of the different, often non-traditional control mechanics stymies Odama's potential for broader appeal, and it's
ultimately not very fulfilling as a strategy game."
GamePro 80% - "To say this game is
hard is incorrect. It is grueling to the point that it might take away from the enjoyment of the game, but the
satisfaction you get from winning a battle, whether it's after the second or twenty-second attempt, is supreme and
worth the time it takes to become comfortable with the game."
1UP 60% - "Explaining a game like Odama is as silly
as yelling at troopers via the microphone, throwing the controller, and muttering a slew of expletives while you stalk
away from the GameCube. But, for whatever reason, you'll come back."