MegaMagicalMegan "lover of all things fantasy..., Amazon
16 July 2011
Summary: This video game is beautiful. I didn't like managing my bags very much, and the slowdown in the Netherworld was slightly annoying at times, but overall this game is a beauty and a wonderful fairytale experience.
Summary: good game, great graphics, its a combination of a 2d hack n slash and a jrpg...........................................................................................................................................................
This is why Muramasa: The Demon Blade turned out so great
James Skemp "JamesRSkemp.com", Amazon
12 September 2010
Summary: I really enjoyed the ads for Muramasa: The Demon Blade, since the game looked so very beautiful, and the game looked rather enjoyable. I bought it a few days after it came out and enjoyed it immensely. After some research I found that they had previously done this game, Odin Sphere, and thought it would be worth a play. However, for whatever reason I kept putting off the purchase. A few months ago I finally spent the money.
Excerpt: An ancient prophecy holds that several disasters will ravage the world, and that the survivors will become kings. The destruction of the Valentine Kingdom falls in accordance with this prophecy, with rival nations battling over the Cauldron, a relic that gave the Kingdom great power. The Vanillaware-developed and Atlus-published Odin Sphere follows the paths of five warriors leading up to Armageddon, with their paths ultimately intertwining.
Summary: I probably don't have much to say that hasn't already been said about this game. I love this game for a few reasons that I'll put in list form. - The artwork is gorgeous! Even while being 2D, it has an interesting "circular" concept to it. (It isn't a 2D in respect to the way platformers are 2D) - The story is so intriguing and deep. I like dialogue/extensive story in my games. If you don't, you'll probably just be bored with it.
Summary: Odin Sphere as a game altogether is a delight for fantasy setting lovers. Graphically the game is beautiful with colorful artwork and highly varied settings. The animation is quite smooth and fluid. The story is engaging and keeps a rather serious dramatic tone throughout the game. Musically the game has appropriate tracks for the settings and events. The game also allows an option of either English or Japanese Spoken dialouge...
Summary: Odin Sphere is simply a fun and beautiful game to play. It is not perfect by all means but it accomplishes the most important factor about video games, entertaining and fun. The game is set within Norse Mythology, such as Valkyrie Profile from Square-Enix, but also deviates from its source material making it its own entity. There are iconic characters such as Odin, Valkyries, and the Aesirs but that is pretty much where the similarities end.
Summary: This game had some of the best voice acting on any platform, the graphics are very good even for the PS2, gameplay had the right idea along with the story. The "BIG" thing that holds this game down is the major slowdown during battles. This really irritates me along with many others that witnessed this themselves. When you are up against many enemies at once its like the game suddenly went into slow motion.
Summary: To start off, I'd like to say that I loved Odin Sphere. I searched all over my town for a copy of the game and I was elated when I finally got my hands on one. When I first started up my game, I instantly fell in love with it, and enjoyed every moment...until Cornelius' storyline. In his storyline, the boss fights are great and there are enemies everywhere which happens to be the reason this game can't get five stars. The slowdown is AGONIZING.