Carl Williams writes, "Alright, action adventure titles are not exactly all the rage on personal computers. At least they are not nearly as popular on PC’s as they are on consoles. This could be for many reasons, I like to think it is just the misconception of what types of games PC users are into. Odallus is one more title in the 2D side scrolling action adventure genre that is squarely in the “pixel”, aka “retro”, look. For some, this is a definite turn off, for others it is a reminder of simpler times, just a new adventure. Joy Masher claim inspiration for Odallus comes from classics such as Ghosts n Goblins, Demon’s Crest and Castlevania. That is quite a selection of titles to pull inspiration from."