Arcus Odysseya game by Wolf Team
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If you think hack-n-slash games are beginning to blur together, here's an awesome game that mixes great arcade action and just the right bit of fantasy roleplaying. Renovation gets a big Thumbs Up for Arcus Odyssey.
Arcus is a land torn asunder by a massive battle between the evil sorceress Castomira and the Princess Leaty. The princess won that one, but the fight did her in. Now, forces of evil are on the move, and you must find Leaty's legendary Sword of Light to overcome the dark army.
The Cast of Characters
In this hot adventure, you can become one of four characters, or you can play a two-player simultaneous game, where teamwork is essential to success.
Arcus Odyssey adds depth to the typical magic and weapons combo you find in most sword and sorcery games. Each character has a different weapon and magic ability. You can power-up magic to five levels. Different power levels make each character's unique magic ability react differently. You can also find treasure chests filled with helpful magic items that you carry around until you need them. A handy pop-up window enables you to manage your stuff.
Once you choose your characters, you're ready to rock. Arcus Odyssey's outrageous graphics hurl you into a fantastic world. Its looks are a killer!
And speaking of killers, all that imaginative scenery and eerie architecture is overrun with deadly, once-human beasts called the Dark Lords. The Lords look cool, and they're bizarre such as the gigantic turtle. You must try to get on top of his shell, then you both rocket around some canals as a little imp keeps popping out of the turtle shell to fire bolts at you.
Most creatures fire some sort of energy or projectile at you, and they have no qualms about nailing you from off-screen.
How You Gonna Act?
This three quarter overhead view adventure covers 8 different Acts with great-sounding, unusual names such as the Pyramid of Bad Attitude Enemies and the Ruins of the Sacred Ground of Rurudo.
ProTip: Enter the second room in Act 3 for bonus chests.
In each multi-area Act you must collect an item such as a sword or keys to complete that particular mission.
If you're anti-social you can look around solo till you find the main item in an Act, but it's better to talk to everyone in the game to get directions.
In Act 3, run for cover when you take this sword!
In fact, in some Acts, such as the Cave Where the Demigod Cried, you can free the Dark Lords' prisoners, who join you and double your firepower!
In Act 4, watch for the shadows on the floor. There's a pack of dragons waiting to attack!
Spring Fureya from the prison deep within Act 2 to help you. Her guided energy missiles destroy enemies with ease!
Get Keyami to join you in Act 5. His awesome firepower pumps up your defenses!
Love at First Fight
A quick glance might lead sword and sorcery vets to compare Arcus Odyssey to Gauntlet. Wrong! No contest! The different quests in each Act will keep you glued to the tube from start to finish. (Don't worry you get passwords.) The graphics in this Genesis masterpiece are both highly detailed and beautifully painted, in the tradition of Japanese fantasy adventures. The characters are nicely animated, too. If you enjoy three-quarter angle action games (or go nuts over video fantasy action), Arcus Odyssey is the best so far!
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