Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a 2D fantasy RPG developed by Vanillaware. It is set to be released on June 7, 2016. If you have not yet decided whether to grab a copy of this gorgeous game, then this article might change your mind. Here are 5 reasons to get excited about this amazing Odin Sphere remake for the PlayStation.
5) Visual Upgrades and Frame Rate
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir's graphics have been upgraded. All assets have been improved like HD sprites, native widescreen, and 60 frames per second. The original game still looks impressive even today. However, these updated graphics look more spectacular and gorgeous.
Let us not forget that this game would run at 60fps which will make the animation smooth and fluid. The original had its slow downs when there are several things happening in the screen, and we hope that this would not be the case in this remake.
4) New Game Modes
The original game never had much replay value once you finish the story. It was very linear, even though the length of the game itself could take up to more than 20 hours of playthrough. In Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, there will be an "Xtra New Game" after you finished it the first time. It is basically a new game+. You will start from the beginning of the game while having all your items and abilities from your previous playthrough. However, it does not mean your enemies will be easier than your first playthrough, the opposite will happen instead. Even if you play on normal, they will be tougher and harder to defeat.
There is also a challenge mode after you finish the game. It is a 30-round boss rush where you can battle all of the bosses with your favorite character. It is a nice addition and will give plentiful hours of play time.
3) Revamped Skill System
Skills are not a new thing in Odin Sphere. It is not a new content, but rather a revamped and improved system. In the original game, each characters gains a skill in certain levels, but these skills are mostly the same. In Leifthrasir, the skills will be diverse and you can pick variety of choices to create your own fighting style. This is one of the best additions in the game, to be honest.
2) Combat Improvements
The original Odin Sphere had a very decent combat system. However, it was not as fluid and refined as the remake. Before, you can only pull simplistic combos making the original game rather repetitive if you keep doing the same combos over again. In the remake, it is smoother to transition from one combo to another. It has become so complex, that is why if you love to do combo streaks, then you will love this change in Leifthrasir.
1) Classic Mode and Rankings
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir has two modes. One is classic mode which lets you play as the classic PS2 Odin Sphere with the updated graphics. On the other hand, there is the refined mode which lets you play with the new features and changes in the remake. This is a great feature so you can play both modes.
Another thing is the ranking. In the original game, only a few criteria are checked to rank how well you played in a level. In the remake, there are more parameters to be considered so you can easily get that S ranking such as your combo streak and many more.
Will you be getting Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir?
If you were not a fan before you read this article, I hope this article changed your mind. This is probably one of the best remakes we could possibly get. Several changes and improvements are poured into this HD remake. The price it is asking for is totally worth it even though the original game was released almost 10 years ago.