Othercide Reviews

Othercide is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Cubed3
Top Critic
6 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

The problems with Othercide are mainly some lack of polish, some pacing issues and the repetitious grind that is going to hit hard. The novelty of the game is surprising, and the quality is actually good. Some choices, like practically requiring soldier sacrifice, are going to be off-putting, along with the colour scheme and dark tones and story. Beyond this, the progress run to run feels too slow and may be off-putting on an otherwise unique game.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2020

Othercide is a unique take on the strategy game and adds a new depth with the addition of roguelite elements. Mix that in with unique design and a high risk and reward system, this game is a great place for veterans and newcomers alike.

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Essential
Sep 26, 2020

Anyone who has played a turn-based game will know what's coming, or at least know how to control their units and battle the forces of the Suffering. There's a decent tutorial which shows you many of the game's early elements, allows you to cut loose and find your feet. Then as you progress you will be given other tutorials, mixed in and these drip-feed the management skills and knowledge you need to get to grips with the other systems of the game. The tutorials are good, solid, and explain everything you need to know.

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8 / 10
Sep 22, 2020

Though there are plenty of other well-made SRPGs on the Switch today, Othercide does more than enough to differentiate itself from the pack and carve out for itself a unique identity. The striking art style, endlessly punishing gameplay and esoteric storytelling ensure that this one will likely only appeal to longtime fans of the genre, but it's more than worth the effort. Despite the difficulty, Othercide is quite a rewarding experience, and this coupled with its well-built gameplay systems makes for a game that we can confidently state is worth your time. Don't let its frequent struggles in the performance department or its intimidating challenge dissuade you; Othercide deserves a spot in your Switch library.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2020

Othercide is a difficult but satisfying and rewarding experience. From the art design to the music to the challenging battles and management, players will get lost in this horror strategy for hours!

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2020

With its beautiful art direction, interesting mix of strategy and rogue-like elements, and addictive gameplay, Othercide is a breath of fresh air in a genre that I didn't realize needed one.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2020

Othercide is the most time I've spent on a video game review in a few years. They've got my number.

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Sep 3, 2020

What do you get if you take the framework for XCOM, sprinkle it with gothic horror and fold in a few roguelike elements? Well, what you get is Othercide, which is a strange concoction of genres indeed but it’s a peculiar mixture that on the whole, actually works. With its unique art style and a diverse mix of gameplay elements, I think most players can find something in Othercide to enjoy. I certainly did.

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8.4 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2020

Othercide’s striking visual style is backed up by innovative and solid turn based gameplay.

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2.5 / 5.0
Aug 30, 2020

For while at the heart of the game lies a solid combat foundation, its structure seeks to undercut it at every turn. What could have been a taut, captivating experience instead feels like too few ideas stretched too thin.

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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2020

It is clear that the Lightbulb Crew team went out of their way to present a universe rich in its shades of grey, full of crazy creatures, a curious and volatile villain, as well as stylish heroines, full of impressive skills. Everything gets even deeper thanks to an original soundtrack of great quality that knows how to set the tones of drama, suspense and action at the right times. If you like strategy games and a good challenge, here is one of the big surprises of 2020 and, in my opinion, one of the best titles of its kind ever.

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8 / 10
Aug 21, 2020

Othercide is a hauntingly beautiful tactical game with a striking art style, slick combat, and deep lore just waiting to be discovered.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

Othercide is a blow of fresh air in the genre of roguelike games. A tactical and addictive experience full of horrors which can blow us if we don’t think properly. But that’s not the only thing that Ochercide have; a beautifull art and an incredible OST, accompanied by the great gameplay create a game wich can trap us for hours.

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PSX Brasil
Top Critic
85 / 100
Aug 16, 2020

Othercide takes the tactical RPG genre to another level with its concept. The soundtrack, epic bosses and a rich and complex system, make you spend many, many hours in front of the TV planning your next attacks. Unfortunately, it is not accessible to everyone, as its high difficulty can alienate fans of the genre. But if you love roguelike titles, this is definitely your game.

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84 / 100
Aug 12, 2020

Dark, Depressing and Difficult. This interesting mix of tactical combat, existential horror and rogue-like elements punishes mistakes with brutal defeat. Thanks to open information and a boatload of tactical options however, cunning strategists can keep the upper hand and guide their daughters to fight another day.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 12, 2020

Relentlessly stylish and relentlessly grindy turn-based tactical roguelike.

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Aug 12, 2020

If you’re an enthusiast of the genre, there’s plenty of depth in the game’s strategy and bosses to justify the price. However, if you’re not an enthusiast of the genre and you’re curious about the game, I would recommend waiting for a sale or holding off entirely if you don’t enjoy the potential frustration of challenging games.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 12, 2020

So much of Othercide hinges on how well you handle rogue-lite elements. Those able to plan accordingly will likely suffer fewer losses than reckless players, though there is always an element of luck that comes into play. For most this will be enough to drive the experience forward, ultimately to the boss or another cycle that will end with a final confrontation. It would be nice if the mechanics were deeper or there was more to the experience than punishing mechanics, though there really isn't. Still, fans of tactical RPGs will likely find it engaging and the unique elements make it worth, if nothing else, another go, just don't expect the most complicated experience around.

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8 / 10
Aug 11, 2020

Othercide manages to blend tactical RPGs and rogue-lite gameplay superbly that works to offer a compelling gameplay loop.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2020

There aren't many games like Othercide that dig deep into gameplay that makes players be willing to die. Although it offers great tratical and strategic elements, after players die again and again, it becomes so repetitive and boring.

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