This game deserves all the love it can get, and the saddest thing is knowing we will never get anything like this ever again. There's so much attention to detail, so many improvements as well done to the original version, and in an oversaturated market of ironic and edgy stories, this very down to earth story of love and how it can be expressed and challenged in different ways is the most charming thing I've seen in a long time.
It's been a long time since I've "fallen in love" with a game, and I couldn't have picked a better one. It was so good I instantly bought the next game from the same developers despite it being a completely different genre.
I hate 2D side scrollers, I think they're the laziest thing a company could ever do, but this one is fantastic, and it shows that it's a gem of the PS2 era.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a masterpiece of game design, and one of the forgotten gems of the PS2 era. I can’t recommend it enough, and it stands head and shoulders above other remakes on how to get the job done. For those that never experienced the original it is a must buy, but even for those with fond memories of the glorious Vanillaware classic, this package is more than worth a second dip.
To say that I was surprised by Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is the understatement of the century. Despite having an original code base that dates back two console generations, it still manages to feel modern and just as relevant today as it did nine years ago.
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a must-play for fans of the original or platformers in general. Expertly written and well executed, the title played like some sort of grand theater, possessing a narrative that was both familiar but also new, filled with dynamic characters who interacted seamlessly not only with each other but also with the world itself. Don’t let a few minor issues put you off, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a top-tier action RPG effort that is more than worthy of your time.
If you’ve played any side-scrolling games, chances are you’ve incidentally played this one. Odin Sphere is undoubtedly fun, but its 40-hour quest etches too long to repel the armies of repetition. It’s charm and aesthetic character are the real arrows for its quiver - the crux to get your attention and to keep it.
I recommend Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir for fans of its aesthetics, beat 'em up gameplay, and its fantasy story. It's honestly worth looking into the inspirations Vanillaware used for this game. Fans of fairytales and games like Valkyrie Profile will appreciate the supplemental reading material.
Si bien el diseño artístico es precioso, Odin Sphere peca de uno de los mayores males de la industria: la excesiva repetición. Así, pese a contar con hasta 5 personajes jugables y estos se distancian en cierta manera unos de otros, recorremos una vez tras otra los mismos escenarios mientras derrotamos a los jefes que ya vencimos (pero con otros protagonistas). Así, Odin Sphere es un título que, si bien es bello a más no poder tanto gráfica como musicalmente, termina llevando al jugador a un hastío fruto de ofrecernos lo mismo una y otra vez.
beautiful artwork!! moderately unique side-scrolling, hand-drawn, action rpg is a refreshing treat... well-polished, slightly metroidvania style a' la Dragon's Crown, Dust & Muramasa, with moderately fun, customizable combat chains, loot & leveling system -- but it gets repetitive & suffers from childish english translation & semi-frustrating maps. the charm wears-off relatively quick -- was not compelled to run through the same inventory, levels & skill-tree all over again after the first main story finished; the second "story" lacked a compelling connection with the first & doing it all again with a seemingly random kangaroo(?) character just didn't motivate me... as others have noted, raising the difficulty setting merely turns enemies into bullet-sponges offering little-to-no motivation for playing it on normal or hard... worth a taste, solid fun for approx 30 hours, low-replay value, not as great as all the 9's would suggest
I'm really surprised that more hasn't been made about just how repetitive this game is. Great graphics can only take a game so far. You essentially have to complete the same game five times. About 15 hours in I hit the wall and it was drop to easiest difficulty and skip all story scenes.
Playing on higher difficulty levels just means enemies take more hits to kill and the story is childish boring and derivative.
Excellent artwork with superb presentation and voice acting but who cares when the gameplay makes you not want to play anymore.
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