Otogi 2 Gameplay Music VideoAdding a video of the characters.
I've debated a while on whether or not to post this poll. I felt it was deserving of it's own space, instead of just being in What Are You Playing? On the other hand, the game never sold too well, because it was overshadowed by Brute Force (a crime in my books)
So for the initiated, here's Otogi 2 in a nutshell. You are Raikoh, an immortal warrior who is only awoken when demons rise and begin to threaten the mortal world. This has happened. Spiders, ghouls, skeletons, demons, all are rallying for one large conquest. It is too big for even Raikoh to fight, so a team of fellow warriors perform a group suicide, to awaken Raikoh, and to throw their lot in with him as Immortal Warriors.
It's a simple set up, with some decent plot twists here and there. The game itself is just fucking beautiful
though, pulling off an insane amount of physics and particle effects. I honestly have no clue how this could ever run on old Xbox hardware with only the occasional lag, but pretty much anything can be destroyed. Craters form from impact, rocks and buildings and tree's break, dozens and sometimes even hundreds of monsters can be on screen, all flying and colliding with each other and the scenery, causing explosions and plenty of pretty special effects.
Raikoh, argueably the most boring of the team, silent and average in all respects, speed, strength, magic...
Kintoki's light attacks pack the punch of the average strong attack, which is usually required to launch an enemy. His strong attack is placed by a grab button. He has no double jump, weak magic, and a short dash.
My personal favourite, Tsuna is strong and fast, with a good dash, and is perfect for crowd control. Certain combo's end with a shockwave that rushes from his feet a second after the last attack, which can wipe out anything in a stones throw around him.
My second favourite, Sadimitsue is very fast, with a dash that seems to teleport her directly behind enemies, though she is very weak. Her magic is strong, and she can toss her scythe, or lift enemies in an arch, compensating for her weakness.
Very weak, Seimi's fans do little damage but can lift an enemy up into the air and then hold them in a magic bubble, letting her aim and toss them. She is the strongest magic user, however, with the possible exception of Suetake.
A man's soul bound to a living tree stump, Suetake can use his wheel to bash and give himself room, but his magic is so strong it might as well be infinite. He can fly and cast high level spells, nuking entire areas from a distance.