What’s Old is New Again: A Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Preview
Publisher: Atlus USA/SEGA
Release Date:June 7th, 2016
Thank you, Atlus for providing an early copy of the game.
Odin Sphere is a series of books with each book while all connected offer a completely different perspective on the same on-going tale about the war in Erion. This title was originally released on the Playstation 2 back in 2007 and since then has gained a cult following. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, is a remaster of said game that offers much more than just a simple resolution upscale.
The main emphasis of this remaster is certainly the upgrade in gameplay. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is an Action Role Playing Game on a 2D plane with its combat has been completely revamped. It’s much, much faster paced than the original as combos are extremely fluid to a point where getting a 100 hit combo on a wave of enemies is incredibly easy and yet incredibly fun to pull off as you’ll be constantly juggling your enemies. In the original game, hoarding seeds weren’t an option as you couldn’t hoard Phozons – a material released by a certain type of plant, butterflies, and mainly defeated enemies, or something you can make it yourself using alchemy. In Leifthrasir you can hoard Phozons, so you can grow plants whenever you want. This is incredibly beneficial as now you don’t have to plant a seed before battle and hope you defeated enough enemies to make it grow by the time the battle was over or just constantly using alchemy. Overall, the game is much more accessible now thanks to the traveling restaurant at resting points as well as a checkpoint system as well. Of course, if you don’t like any of these things you actually just play the original version right from the get-go when you start of up the game and plays just as you remember it.