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Odium to the Core

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

14%

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Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 11, 2018

Developer: Dark-1

Genres: Music, Action

Odium To the Core is a single-button, music-based challenging side-scrolling 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! Keep the balance to avoid traps, enemies and move through narrow passages. Defeat challenging bosses and discover the story behind the corruption of Odium's world. KEY FEATURES Single-button control: The gameplay mechanics are extremely simple. Hold to go up, release to go down. The controls are easy to learn, but hard to master. Music-based: Original soundtrack specifically made for each level. Feel the mix of D&B and jungle music blasting in the background. 15 Challenging levels: Avoid traps, enemies and face dangerous bosses in a fast-paced gameplay. Nightmare mode: Try to beat the levels without any checkpoints or orbs. More traps will be lurking throughout the extremely narrow passages. Unique monochromatic art style: Enjoy the views of the beautiful but dark world of Odium and discover the story in short animated cutscenes. Discover the secrets: Find the secrets to unlock customization options.

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Odium To the Core [Teaser Trailer]

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Odium to the core [Announcement Trailer - Short]

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Odium to the Core is an excellent acquisition for those who seek rapid and accessible entertainment but also want a game that has solid content.

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Odium is a small but well crafted game, full of pressing music and high difficulty. The very hard challenge and the heavy rhythm of techno music could be frustrating for some players.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Odium to the Core is an interesting single-button, music-based challenge. The controls gave the game a solid difficulty level, though while the art and music were fun and unique, I was only able to take it in small doses.

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The developers will likely not appreciate the comparison, but this is like a stylish drum and bass-centric Flappy Bird. That alone should establish just who the audience is. It's a frustrating, maddening experience that will find a niche audience that just loves punishment, but is certainly not for everyone - or even for many.

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