Odallus: The Dark Call is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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66 / 100
Feb 7, 2019

Quotation forthcoming.

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85 / 100
Apr 6, 2020

Odallus: The Dark Call provides a satisfying retro experience comparable to other great nostalgic products, such as Shovel Knight or The Messenger. Although brief, it is very entertaining and another demonstration of Brazil's potential in game development.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

Odallus: The Dark Call is not a new name for metroidvania fans, but now it's available for every common platform out there. Odallus is a fun, engaging and nostalgic title that every old school Castlevania fan should try. It may not have anything new, but it's a lovely cliché that worth your time.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2019

For now, I'll recommend Odallus to those itching for the atmosphere of early Castlevania games and those relishing a good dose of difficulty. More casual fans may want to look elsewhere.

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Dec 24, 2019

Odallus: The Dark Call incorporates many retro formulas beautifully while offering simple and authentic gameplay. It's great stuff.

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Jul 22, 2015

If it sounds like I’ve mostly been gushing about Odallus, that’s probably because I was utterly transfixed by the game. I could barely put it down, and whenever I got stuck, I just got more compelled to keep playing and playing til I found what I needed to progress. Odallus: The Dark Call is a fantastic game for any retro fans. It has great style, compelling and challenging combat and a dark and mysterious plot. The highest praise I can give it is that it takes inspiration from many classics, and yet remains true to its own vision. I clocked in at a little over six hours in my playthrough, and still need to find that last 4% to get the true ending. For $14.99, Odallus is a fantastic bargain. If you are a fan of Metroidvanias, retro games or just challenging yet fun experiences, then go buy it now! Just don’t stare too deeply into the fire…

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90 / 100
Feb 7, 2019

Odallus: The Dark Call is an action and exploration platform that we cannot miss. A classic but dynamic gameplay, variety of environments and different routes of advancement will invite us to accompany Haggis in his revenge and in the rescue of his son from the hands of this cult of evil. And the price is not to think about it, highly recommended.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

Odallus is yet another fun platformer for the Switch’s eShop. While it doesn’t offer too much that’s new, it is an incredibly well made and fun NES throwback worth checking out. However, the baffling quirks of the CRT filter and weird control scheme, along with the lack of the achievements from the Steam version make this particular port pretty rough around the edges.

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6 / 10
Feb 19, 2019

Anyone who grew up loving Castlevania and Demon's Crest, keep this game on your wish list. Just don't pull the trigger until a patch is released.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2019

GOOD - Odallus does a good job replicating old-school 8-bit NES adventure games of yore. The lack of button mapping and the inability to remove the scanlines dampened my experience with the game, but it’s still a fun and challenging title that should appeal to veteran gamers.

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Feb 24, 2019

"Castlevania calls from the darkness."

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