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  • Summary: Odium to the Core is a single-button, music-based challenging side-scroller game with a beautiful but dark monochromatic art style. Guide Odium through dangerous and intense music-fueled levels to fight and stop the spreading corruption. Reach the core and save the world.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 20, 2018
    80
    Odium is one hell of a challenging side-scroller, so much so that it walks a very fine line between being fun and being irritating. That said, Odium does a wonderful job at keeping its gameplay fresh through the steady flow of new, tricky additions. Furthermore, the game offers quite a decent chunk of replay value, and, thanks to its gorgeous monochromatic art style, together with its epic techno music, it rarely grows tiresome.
  2. Jan 7, 2019
    80
    Odium to the Core is certainly tough, but in a good way. The game never feels unfair and each death feels deserved. The game's presentation adds to the fun, with graphic novel style cel-shading using colors that really pop combined with an original D&B soundtrack with tracks crafted to fit each level. If you're easily frustrated, then you should avoid this game completely - I unlocked the achievement for 100 deaths faster than I'd care to admit. If you enjoy putting your skills to the test in simple but challenging arcade games, then you're going to love Odium to the Core.
  3. Jan 14, 2019
    68
    A nice one-button game, easy to learn but very tough to master, with powerful drum n bass tracks and a nice art design. Too bad for a too extreme trial and error structure and some serious collision issues.
  4. Jan 7, 2019
    60
    Overall, Odium to the Core feels like a tried and true single-button game. It doesn't offer anything particularly new or exciting but it's still a solid entry in the genre that'll keep you playing until you inevitably grow tired of its simplicity.
  5. Jan 10, 2019
    50
    The gameplay may be responsive but it is extremely irritating in an attempt to lure you through that ‘one-more-time’ mentality, except most of the time when you die it feels unfair and unjustified. The rhythm-based aspect funks things up, but as for the game as a whole, there isn’t much to be found here except a 2D side-scroller with no story, unfair gameplay challenges, and a repetitive drum and bass soundtrack which doesn’t stand out in the slightest.
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  1. Jan 4, 2019
    8
    The presentation side of the game stands out brilliantly in a number of areas which made both the visuals and sound design very enjoyable. InThe presentation side of the game stands out brilliantly in a number of areas which made both the visuals and sound design very enjoyable. In terms of the content the game has a decent amount for you to get your hands on and the best thing is that the content has plenty of replay ability as well. There’s an easy to pick up and play style that’s featured in the gameplay which is very important because it makes you want to carry on even when you die a lot. When you complete the varied levels you get a great sense of achievement which in turn makes you enjoy the gameplay even more. Technically the game held up really well throughout and the controls remain tight and responsive as well which does keep the frustration levels down a little. The difficulty curve can be very unforgiving at times so expect to die a huge amount of times along the way. I expected a little bit more from the bosses in the game because they fail to stand out in a few areas. Odium to the Core creates a very retro experience and if you like game’s that feature a challenging yet fun experience then you’ll thoroughly enjoy what this game has to offer. At its core this game is a side-scroller based on speed and accuracy and I’m pleased to say that they’ve nailed several important aspects along the way. One of the most important aspects they’ve got right are the controls which feel tight and responsive at all times. This is very important because the gameplay is quite unforgiving and this does bring some frustration, so the fluid controls do help to manage this frustration. Despite this frustration though it still didn’t stop me from returning back to the game time and time again and this isn’t a problem either because the game has a decent amount of content and replaybility. The content also features an easy to pick up and play style which combines with the different varied levels extremely well. Each level also features a brilliant presentation as well and I must admit that both the visuals and sound design did make each level stand out quite a lot. At the end of the day then if you like game’s that challenge you to the max then Odium to the Core is a must buy and when it’s all said and done this game gets a lot right culminating in a thumbs up from me. Expand