Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review

Site Score
9.5
Good: Supports Japanese and English audio, Amazing graphics, Includes both versions
Bad: Some stories feel rushed, Combat can feel dull over time
User Score
8.3
(6 votes)
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2016-05-18-202200

The past has many great or at least well known games, but many of them have aged quite poorly. Seemingly okay systems were later seen as terrible, frustrating, poorly designed and other negative things. These choices have resulted in many newcomers overlooking classics because they’ve aged so poorly. This certainly holds true for Odin Sphere, which was a great game held back by many poor gameplay choices. This is where Odin Sphere Leifthrasir comes into play. With improved gameplay, visuals and additional new content, is Odin Sphere Leifthrasir a must for Vanillaware fans or is it a title that should be left in the past?

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is exactly what you’d expect from a remake. Instead of simply porting the original or forgetting it existed, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir includes both versions of the game. So if you want to see what the original PlayStation 2 version was like, you can do that or you can simply play the enhanced one.

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For those unfamiliar with the original game, enhanced makes a number of small, but effective changes. These include simplifying the level system; allowing you to plant/eat in bulk; making it so your spells don’t do damage to you; removing the stamina system; improved visuals and much more. These changes might not like much, but trying to play the original game after experiencing the enhanced version is difficult.

Changes aside, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is now a straightforward hack and slash game, similar to Dragon’s Crown and Muramasa. Every character has a couple of base attacks, with the ability to use a handful of special attacks. Special attacks are unlocked through progress, clearing certain areas and hidden chests. In addition to the combat system, there is also an alchemy system, which along with dropped potions, will further aid you in combat.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review, 8.3 out of 10 based on 6 ratings
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