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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2016

Even after I finished playing, I wanted to go back and explore more areas, fight more enemies and collect more loot. It's a continuous loop of fun, and I hope it never ends.

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8 / 10
Jul 5, 2016

A highly successful remake that fixes the technical and design flaws of the original and turns it into one of the year's best looking action role-players.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2016

The changes add a fun modern edge to combat and progression. However, the storytelling and repetition are more noticeable problems in today's gaming landscape

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8 / 10
Jun 2, 2016

Odin Sphere returns in a beautiful package sure to bring glee to even the most jaded among us.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2016

I never thought we'd see Odin Sphere again, but here we are with Leifthrasir. Even if it kept all of the classic frustrations as is it would still be worth checking out, but Vanillaware and Atlus have somehow managed to cater to both crowds with the remake. This game is required reading, and now is the time to curl up and see what you've been missing.

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9 / 10
Jun 30, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir's distinct painterly graphics, free-flowing combat and intuitive RPG systems make it a joy, whether you're a newcomer or a returning fan. While some remakes are largely unnecessary, Vanillaware have taken a forgotten classic and made it an essential title for the current generation.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir reworks a title that already at the time showed great potential, turning it into an extraordinary experience. Artistically sublime, deep, captivating, the game of Vanillaware is a great title for every gamer.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir raises the bar for all remakes with its inclusion of an enhanced version of the original game, and also because of its refined mode, which offers sublime gameplay and some of the best looking visuals on PlayStation.

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90 / 100
Jun 7, 2016

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is the remake this story justly deserves, marred only by slight signs of age, and a time capsule that perfectly preserves the magic of Odin Sphere, for the many years it's lost and the many years to come.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2016

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a must-play for fans of the original or platformers in general. Expertly written and well executed, the title played like some sort of grand theater, possessing a narrative that was both familiar but also new, filled with dynamic characters who interacted seamlessly not only with each other but also with the world itself. Don't let a few minor issues put you off, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a top-tier action RPG effort that is more than worthy of your time.

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Ken McKown

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9 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a masterpiece of game design, and one of the forgotten gems of the PS2 era. I can't recommend it enough, and it stands head and shoulders above other remakes on how to get the job done. For those that never experienced the original it is a must buy, but even for those with fond memories of the glorious Vanillaware classic, this package is more than worth a second dip.

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Jun 1, 2016

My only regret is that I didn't play Odin Sphere enough back in the day to truly appreciate the overhaul that VanillaWare has given it.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a fairy tale that has stood the test of time and shows the true beauty of George Kamitani. If you enjoy games made by Vanillaware, you can't miss this high definition remake.

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8 / 10
Jun 1, 2016

Fully deserving of a second chance, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a glorious remake of a fine RPG. Its stunning art style looks better than ever, and the tale it tells is still effortlessly charming. Little niggles like its clunky inventory system keep it from being picture perfect, but it's difficult not to be left thoroughly impressed by Vanillaware's lovingly crafted fantasy – even after all of these years.

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97 / 100
Jun 1, 2016

It's a serious game of the year contender, and undisputed grand slam champion of HD remakes. - See more at: http://cogconnected.com/review/odin-sphere-leifthrasir-review/#sthash.jyelFECV.dpuf

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8.9 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2016

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is the definitive remake: it improves the best parts of the original game while correcting almost all of its faults. It is made strong by an awesome art direction, together with an exciting storyline and an endearing gameplay: a must-have for RPG fans.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a cult classic for good reason. It's a strange title, but an engrossing one that's only let down by some one-note characters.

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Jun 8, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is an example of a remaster done right. Not only has the game been improved in just about every aspect, but it's also faithful to the original core.

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4.5 / 5.0
Jun 3, 2016

Although many video game re-releases are satisfied with slapping on some upscaling and calling it a day, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir goes the extra mile with its redrawn visuals and additional gameplay polishing. The result is one of the best representations of the classic 2D, sidescrolling action genre or any action game for that matter. This definitive version of the game is a video game remaster done right.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2016

Ultimately, as with Vanillaware's other titles, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a high quality product. It's quite clear that a tremendous amount of care and consideration went into virtually every component of the game. From the gorgeous visuals and expressive music, to the diverse character affairs and deep combat, to the mountain of game-play systems, content, replay value and sprawling, fully realized game world, this game is brimming with beauty, nuance and detail. It's an excellent gaming experience, and a must for fans of Japanese RPGs and/or action games: or fans of mesmerizing artwork.

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