Video game review: "Squids Odyssey”

  • Updated: August 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM
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cover video game "Squids Odyssey" (3DS WiiU)

‘Squids’ plays like pinball

“Squids Odyssey” (3DS/Wii U, $14.99) has a completely lovable collection of undersea characters and a distinctive play mechanic. But, like a squid on land struggling to breathe, this game flounders and chokes. As the game begins, a merry band of heroic squids must rally against a strange influx of corrupted crabs and shrimp. Seemingly pulled straight from the design notes of an animated series, the adorable squids are the game’s greatest strength. They’re cute without being cloying. Designwise, these characters have legs. But “Squids Odyssey” is a physics-based game that plays a lot like pinball or pool. As it stands, if you want to help the squids save their ocean home, you’re going to need a lot of patience.

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