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Ragnarök has been Avoided 0

I wasn’t expecting much from this game when I picked it up off the self in a local Game Stop. I figured it would just be another disappointment but I took the chance and bought it anyway. And I have to say that I’m glad I did. I enjoyed this game immensely. The artwork was beautiful and the characters almost seem alive. The battles are instantaneous instead of turn based which for me is a plus.  The graphics are smooth and the overall story is quite enthralling. I also liked how the stage map is...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Beautiful, but it has its issues 0

Back when the battle for 32-bit supremacy was all but over, there was a Japanese-only Saturn game called Princess Crown that caught my eye in the pages of GameFan magazine.  It was the most beautiful 2D game of its time; never to be translated into English what with the Saturn gasping its final breath.  Luckily Vanillaware’s follow-up to Princess Crown, Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade didn’t suffer the same fate.  As its name suggests, it’s an homage to Norse mythology stringing toge...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Frame Rate Issues... Or "Artistic Slowdown"? 0

Odin Sphere is a very unique and interesting experience. The artistic choice has been to make this game sprite based, which has led to an interesting use of something that resembles a 2D fighting game perspective with circular stages, containing mini-challenges with a variety of monsters and bosses for you to fight. While the games hand drawn sprites not only look amazing but also present some interesting gameplay, there are many problems that come with it. It doesn't really make sense as to why...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An amazing, hand-drawn story that comes at a price 0

** Disclaimer: I've played through Odin Sphere on two seperate PS2s and had the same amount of slowdown. Your own experience with the graphical lag may vary. In all honesty, I really hope it does fair better for other people, as if you can play this game without the slowdown, it's borderline perfect **A gorgeous, original game with a story that draws you in. If Odin Sphere could be summed up using only the positive points, the game would be outstanding. Sadly, the cost the graphics and story com...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Odin Sphere; Returning to the Roots 0

Odin sphere is one of those games that comes in under the radar. It does not get much attention or press. Because of this though, Odin Sphere becomes almost like a buried treasure of sorts. Odin Sphere tells multiple character specific stories through five different character perspectives. However, all these stories have an underlying main story about something called the crystallization cauldron, dragons, sorcerers, and the destruction of their world. You learn the entire story of the game fro...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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