Summary: good game, great graphics, its a combination of a 2d hack n slash and a jrpg...........................................................................................................................................................
Summary: One of my biggest complaints about the JRPG genre is the fact that many refuse to innovate, period. They prefer to rely on formula, and apparently fans seem to like it. Unfortunately, I don't. How surprised I was when I found little ol' Odin Sphere which seems to spit on the other games of its genre.
Summary: Ok, let me start off by saying the positive stuff about Odin sphere; 1. It looks epic, everything is awesome down to the little animations. 2. The storyline is good. Its not great, its typical I must say. Yep thats it it aint to good. I bought this game for its visuals and I was very impressed, but I was let down by the rest of the game.
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: 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: I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE I WANTED TO TRY A NEW RPG GAME SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PS2; I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED. LOVE - THE CHALLENGE, BUT SOMETIMES THE ENEMIES ARE STRONGER THAN THE CHARACTERS IN THE STORY, THEN YOU CAN GO BACK & BUILD THEM UP. LOVE - 5 DIFFERENT CHARACTERS - DISLIKE CAN'T ACCESS THEM ALL AT ONCE. BIG DISLIKES LATELY - THE ARIAL COIN RULE TO BUY STUFF FROM POOKA VILLAGE, MORE COINS SHOULD BE ALLOWED!!
Odin Sphere is easily my most favorite 2D RPG for PS2
28 October 2007
Summary: Pros: The hand-drawn graphics in Odin Sphere are breathtaking. In a surreal fashion you are able to plant a seed and watch it grow into a fruit bearing tree, the art and animation behind this are simply beautiful. Also, the design of the in game characters is filled with great creativity. The gameplay is quick and dynamic and is reminiscent of a 2D fighting game. The alchemy potion creation system is both deep and easy to get used to.
Summary: One of the things vanillaware gets right in almost all their games is the amazing 2D sprite art coupled with parallax scrolling backgrounds and an amazing soundtrack. And Odin Sphere is no different. The story's main focus is love, war and power. You play the roll of various characters and their personal adventures through a single timeline, every now and then their paths cross and character A meets with character B.
Summary: Great multiple character story's with an enchanting music score and very resourceful way of using food to level up your health! You can use alchemy to make potions from seemingly useless over abundant items and gain weapon experience from the phozons released depending how large you make the 10's multiple A-potion (99 being highest)!