Do you have a PS4, PS3, or PS Vita? Are you not playing Overwatch? Do you like gorgeous artwork, side scrolling combat reminiscent of old school beat-em-ups, smooth gameplay, and great music? Then Odin Sphere Leifdrasir might be for you!
The original Odin Sphere was a PS2 game by Vanillaware, well regarded for its art, story, and gameplay mechanics. Leifdrasir is a remake of the game for modern audiences. The remake not only allows for the original game to be played with nothing more changed than graphics, but also offers a refined mode that plays more similarly to Vanillaware’s PS3/PS Vita release Dragon Crown. The core of the game is the same regardless of what mode you play, so you’re welcome to relive the past or forge ahead for the first time.
The PS4 version had a special Storybook Edition, which I snagged because Atlus is always great when it comes to the contents of their special editions, and this was no exception.
After removing the slipcover from the oversized main box, I was treated to gorgeous front and back artwork, featuring the characters of the game on one side, and a map of Erion on the back.
Inside the box was a whole slew of goodies. First up was the game itself, secured in a beautiful steelcase with more art.
Next up was an art print (on decent paper even!) of Alice and Socrates from the game.
Then a cute shirt featuring the basics of potion making in-game.
And a larger-than-normal (for video game tie-ins) art book, filled with loads of illustrations for the game.
I have to say, Atlus always has been quite on-point when it comes to limited edition offerings, and this is no different.
If Odin Sphere Leifdrasir might sound like something you’re interested in, there’s a demo for PS4 and PS Vita available, and the game is out now through most major retailers. This Storybook edition is also still available online. Stay tuned for a more detailed review of the game itself as well as news about a giveaway for the shirt included in this edition!
-Janette G (anarchymarie)