Odin Sphere Review - Odin Sphere Review


In addition, the structure of the game makes it perfect for playing in small chunks, provided you can resist the lure of just one more stage. And did I mention that it features an anime witch who spends here whole time in a cape, sexy underwear and little else? I guess I could moan on about the odd bit of slow-down or some mildly irritating English voice-work – though the overall standard is really very good – but we’re talking minor niggles, not anything that will seriously mar your enjoyment of the game.

The PS2 may troll along for a while longer, pushing out new versions of FIFA or kiddie film licenses, but there’s a small chance that this is the last brilliant original game it ever sees. If so, what a game to go out on: Odin Sphere is more epic, interesting and entertaining than several more heavily hyped titles I could mention. Ninety Nine Nights and Kingdom of Fire: Circle of Doom, for example, could both have benefited from more of the charm and a little of the depth found hidden here. And if Odin Sphere is the last 2D action RPG we see on Sony’s outgoing system, I sincerely hope that it’s not the last 2D action RPG of all. Something like this on an HD console would really be something to behold.


A staggering showcase of sheer 2D artistry wrapped around a game that’s not as simple as it first appears. Odin Sphere is a must for RPG fans and anime nuts, but surprisingly rewarding for everyone else.

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