Squids Odyssey Reviews

Squids Odyssey is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2014

Though it is not bad, it is neither great. The basic gameplay concept is fine, and it works as a way to pass time in short bursts. It seems like it could work better if it were a pure skill game rather than the hybrid it is, and it surely would work better on mobile or handheld. The sheer volume of content available for the relatively low price is commendable, but while there is a lot to play in Squids Odyssey, there is not a lot to really love.

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7 / 10
Jul 9, 2018

Squids Odyssey is the same charming package you might have played before. If you're a fan of the series, this Switch edition truly is the definitive way to experience it. It does lose touch controls when played docked, but this is an understandable design limitation of the core gameplay and far from a deal-breaking proposition. If this is your first time meeting old Winnick and his gang, you're in for quite a treat.

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8 / 10
May 21, 2014

Squids Odyssey takes a simple concept and crafts an engaging yet not stifling amount of challenge out of it, resulting in a nice balance of haphazard fun and strategic thought. Although out-of-action menu work might be a bit of a pain, a beautiful world and a good sense of humour provide more than enough charm to forgive it. Another pearl to add to the eShop.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 27, 2014

Squids Odyssey can be all yours for $15 on the Wii U eShop or when it releases on the 3DS eShop on July 3rd..

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7 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2018

Squids Odyssey is a casual turn-based RPG with quirky characters and unique classes. The story is a little lackluster, but the gameplay is quick and fun.

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3 / 5.0
May 29, 2014

There is some initial appeal in Squids Odyssey and its simplicity is mildly entertaining if played in bite sized sessions. Ultimately, however, both the strategy and RPG elements of this strategy RPG fall flat.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2014

Ultimately, strategy and RPG aficionados may find Squids Odyssey a bit too simple, but if you go into it with the mindset that this is just a fun, jolly little game, you're bound to have a genuinely good time with it.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jun 2, 2014

Squids Odyssey combines the bird-flinging gameplay mechanic of the Angry Birds games with several elements taken from tactical RPGs, to create a unique gameplay experience with an equal amount of challenge and fun. For those looking for something that is unlike anything else on the market, Squids Odyssey fits the bill almost perfectly.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

Squids Odyssey has a lot of great content available to play from the get-go, and it's a really fun summer title to keep coming back to in the midst of all the other heavy hitters.

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Jul 28, 2014

SQUIDS Odyssey finally gets the 3D treatment, bringing a combination of tactical strategy and lighthearted RPG fun to the 3DS.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2014

The game will clearly appeal more to casual gamers than to the hardcore, but it does show how the Wii U can deliver interesting games when the developers try to introduce some innovation.

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8 / 10.0
May 22, 2014

Squids Odyssey is tough after the first few levels, especially if characters aren't leveled up properly. But that's fine; it never reaches to a frustrating level. Overall, it's a charming game that, at its core, is actually very deep in customization and gameplay. I wish leveling up was more automated, but these are minor qualms compared to the overall experience.

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May 29, 2014

SQUIDS Odyssey brings calamari-flinging catapult strategy to the Wii U, where it feels right at home with sharp visuals, plenty of content and an enjoyable challenge. Though the mobile originals are admittedly incredibly cheap, curious Wii U owners should definitely take a look at this definitive console edition.

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Digitally Downloaded
Matt S.
Top Critic
May 28, 2014

The Game Bakers, the developer of Squids Odyssey, has created a game that largely misses everything that makes the RPG genre great. As such, it quickly becomes tedious, and while I do think it would work as a free iOS game as a time waster, it doesn't work as a sit down experience on a home console.

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75 / 100
Jul 5, 2018

Squids Odyssey will please anyone who decides to approach the title, either as a first experience within the genre or as experienced players looking for a long-lasting title, with original and well measured mechanics and friendly as a whole.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Without overdoing it with fancy graphics, Squids Odyssey is a neat compilation of a fun franchise full of great mechanics, available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Essential
Jul 6, 2018

If you would have told me a few weeks ago that I’d now be invested in helping a pack of squids of varying shapes and sizes thwart an oozy corruption hellbent on destroying their homeland, I would have thought that you were crazy. Heck, I still think I’m crazy for what I’m about to say about this game.

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