Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir for PS4, PSV and PS3 is a remastered version of the 2D action RPG Odin Sphere released in year 2007. The game was previously available on PlayStation, but the Atlus Company, together with developers from Vanillaware studio, decided to refresh the renowned title. Leifdrasir offers not only upgraded graphics, but also improved gameplay, new enemies and bosses as well. The greatest fans of the original game can use the Classic mode which allows the game to be played according to old rules.
Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir for PS4, PSV and PS3 tells a story of five different characters – Gwendolyn, Cornelius, Mercedes, Oswald, and Velvet. Their fates are presented in the course of several stories found in a large book in a library. Their stories and adventures intertwine in interesting way. It might happen that, when controlling one of the characters, the player meets someone seemingly important, with whom he will talk shortly. Later it is revealed that the stranger was the main character of the next chapter of the fable. This allows you to know the same story from a different side. It is worth adding that the plot has a “theatrical” vibe.
One definitely cannot say that Odin Sphere is a typical Japanese RPG. The game is more action-oriented and features a large number of battles. There is no place for expanded exploration of the surroundings or journeying through the world map to next locations. Conversations, so characteristic for the jRPG genre, are limited to minimum as well.
When traveling through various areas, player can meet regular opponents and bosses – stronger enemies who very often are the size of even half of the screen. The battle system isn’t complicated, so everyone should learn it quickly. Player’s character is able to use a simple sequence of hits which can be performed using just a single button (one can start both from the ground and in the air). In addition, the player has access to a menu with spells and unique skills of each character. The developers made it possible to control several playable characters, each with individual abilities – one of them can float in the air, another can freely fly. The key to success is improving the statistics of the heroes by defeating enemies. This is the only way to make the characters stronger and able to deal with later opponents.
Last updated on 21 July 2015
Game mode: single player
User score: 6.3 / 10 based on 38 votes.
Age restrictions Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir: Good for all ages.