More People Should Be Playing Otomedius Excellent

More People Should Be Playing Otomedius Excellent

Released last week for the Xbox 360 amidst a slew of better-known titles, Konami’s Otomedius Excellent is a colourful side-scrolling shooter featuring pretty girls and online co-op for up to three people, if you can find anyone to play with. I can’t. *sniffle*

While everyone else was lining up for Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim last week, I was running out to GameStop to pick up my reserved copy of Otomedius Excellent; the only reserved copy and one of two that made it to the store. I had only heard about the game through the retailers P.O.S. system, catching a glimpse of the colourful cover as an employee was flipping through upcoming releases.

I’ve played the game a great deal since I made the video, mastering the first several levels and making great strides towards finishing the whole thing. What I haven’t done, however, is co-op, because there is nobody playing.

I don’t blame you people. I blame Konami for picking a lousy time to release an obscure title that only a handful of people would truly be excited for.

Hopefully as Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3 fever die down others will find time to shoot some things while flying from left to right. Until then, I shoot alone.


  • It’s worth noting that the release of the game was pushed back multiple times by MS in the certification stage. The game was supposed to be out in the beginning of the year.

    My LE shipped last week. I’m looking forward to creeping out my coworkers with the swag :p

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