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  • Summary: The tale of Armageddon is about to be told... In the world of Erion, the magical kingdom of Valentine held an enormous power. The "Cauldron" -- the source of this great power-- Maintained the kingdom's prosperity. However, Valentine suffered a sudden, mysterious downfall. And soThe tale of Armageddon is about to be told... In the world of Erion, the magical kingdom of Valentine held an enormous power. The "Cauldron" -- the source of this great power-- Maintained the kingdom's prosperity. However, Valentine suffered a sudden, mysterious downfall. And so the neighboring kingdoms clashed over the now-masterless Cauldron. Expand
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  1. Positive: 48 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Jun 1, 2016
    97
    Like all of Vanillaware’s titles, Odin Sphere oozes with quality and polish, and because of this HD re-release, this one’s had extra polish time.
  2. Jun 1, 2016
    95
    Odin Sphere Leifthrasir raises the bar for all remakes with its inclusion of an enhanced version of the original game, and also because of its refined mode, which offers sublime gameplay and some of the best looking visuals on PlayStation.
  3. Jun 3, 2016
    90
    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.
  4. Jun 29, 2016
    90
    Vanillaware signs a great remaster, with a superb work both in the artistic and sound fields. Many gameplay hours and enjoyable fights hide several minor issues and make Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir a game you should pay attention to, whether or not you're a fan of the studio.
  5. Jun 30, 2016
    85
    We wish we could see more remasters made with the same respect and love for the original material as this Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, which is faster, prettier and flashier than it's ever been. Every change made has been for the better, and, apart from the repetitive nature of the gameplay, there's no reason not to buy this one if you own a Sony system.
  6. Jul 5, 2016
    80
    Not only does this game bring the gameplay mechanics to the same high level as the slick visuals everybody knows it from, there are also a lot of small improvements that make this game heavenly to play.
  7. Jul 4, 2016
    68
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Jun 22, 2016
    10
    No solo es una maravilla en lo jugable, sino que su historia te atrapa y sus personajes realmente te importan. Y todo esto sujeto por elNo solo es una maravilla en lo jugable, sino que su historia te atrapa y sus personajes realmente te importan. Y todo esto sujeto por el apartado visual 2D mas impresionante que este servidor haya visto jamás. Una maravilla que dentro de 10 o 20 años seguirá igual de fresca. A falta de probar Final Fantasy XV, el mejor RPG del año. Expand
  2. Jun 10, 2016
    10
    Got this game, the Storybook Edition. Fantastic art style, 60 FPS, 1080p, top notch animation. Even if it's a remake it's my first play withGot this game, the Storybook Edition. Fantastic art style, 60 FPS, 1080p, top notch animation. Even if it's a remake it's my first play with Odin Sphere. It's amazingly complex and intuitive at the same time. The story is great. I wasn't able to put it down for the entire night. I wasn't sure I would like it. The best c Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    It's a remastering of a damn fine game that has been upgraded to near perfect! Odin Sphere on the PS2 was an under-appreciated gem that wasIt's a remastering of a damn fine game that has been upgraded to near perfect! Odin Sphere on the PS2 was an under-appreciated gem that was swimming in charm, beauty and solid game play but, it wasn't without it's faults. The faults in question were never game breaking or frustrating but rather just tiny little nitpicks here and there that just stopped it from being a near perfect masterpiece. This remastering, however, has fixed any issue the original had and turns Odin Sphere into a game that can sit along side the greatest games ever made.
    The combat is as fluid and solid as action based combat can get with minor improvements taking cues from Vanillaware's later title 'Muramasa: The Demon Blade' and the more recent Indie game 'Guacamelee' from Drinkbox Studio. The crafting and upgrading systems have been tweaked to be more modern and coherent. The ground breaking graphics and animation have had a crisp make-over and the stunning music and well acted voice work has been cleaned up.
    This is exactly what a remaster should be; take a classic game and modernize it and make it more accessible without compromising it's original integrity.
    What else can I say? If you liked the original; this is a better version (and for purists, there is 'classic mode' where the original game play is in tact). For fans of more recent Vanillaware titles like Muramasa: Rebirth and Dragon's Crown; Odin Sphere, in my opinion, is the definitive Vanillaware title. Hell, anyone into action JRPG's in general will find plenty to love in this game.
    It was an absolutely wonderful experience on the PS2 and it's just gotten better. 10/10
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  4. Aug 5, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The strong point of Vanillaware is the art. It really inspire me. The gameplay and story are good, but I think it can still be improved. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2018
    8
    Спасибо за игру! Идеально! Жду продолжение, 2 часть! Обязательно куплю. Прошёл на платину, сюжет не понял.
    Минусы: отсутствует русская
    Спасибо за игру! Идеально! Жду продолжение, 2 часть! Обязательно куплю. Прошёл на платину, сюжет не понял.
    Минусы: отсутствует русская локализация.
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  6. Jul 5, 2016
    7
    Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a beautiful game when it comes to the art design, Music and Story though is does have some flaws that we shouldn'tOdin Sphere Leifthrasir is a beautiful game when it comes to the art design, Music and Story though is does have some flaws that we shouldn't let rose tinted glasses makes us ignore.

    Art Design/Performance - It is a beautiful game and is stunning to look at, It naturally runs smooth as butter and is basically just a treat for your eyes.

    Story/Music - The story of each character is very heart-felt, from a Valkyrie fighting for her fathers love to a Fairy struggling to honor her mother, Odin sphere did well in making you care for each story.

    The music is beautiful and you could just sit there and listen to it all day, no issues there.

    Gameplay - The gameplay is the main draw of course and it is great fun hacking and slashing your way to victory and building up your 200 hit combos, You have a surprising amount of special attacks to pick from in your skill tree and are bound to find something that works for you on each character.

    Negatives - The biggest negative to this game is it becomes HIGHLY repetitive with only a handful of maps and using the same bosses over and over, Do you fight legendary warrior? or legendary dragon? if they were so legendary they wouldn't get beat down so many times!

    All in all it's a decent game, very repetitive after awhile and this is used to extend the time of your playthrough quite alot, My playthrough took roughly 22 hours and i don't regret it, so if you're into action rpgs then give it a go!

    Due to the repetitiveness i can't in good faith give it an 8 or over, I'm just being honest with myself, Maybe you will feel differently.
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  7. Jul 10, 2016
    3
    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. YouI'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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