Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, Where remastering done right with Vanillaware and Atlus
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a stunning remake of its 2007 PlayStation 2 counterpart, simply titled Odin Sphere. Fans of Vanillaware are familiar with the artistic excellence standard for their titles, from the breathtaking background and character designs to the smooth animation and gameplay to match; If you’ve played Oboro Muramasa Rebirth or Dragon’s Crown, then you know what to expect from Odin Sphere Leifthrasir.
Upon the start of the game, we’re treated to a short series of cutscenes regarding the Cauldron ownership and Titrel ring that started a war across Erion, ending with Gwyndolyn knowing of her sister’s death. After the intro, we meet a cute kid named Alice and her cat… Socrates. Likely growing bored of her room, she decides to venture up into the attic where they stumble upon the books for this story, and give them a read. The story unfolds in the form of these books, starting with Book 1 : Valkyrie for Gwyndolyn, then Book 2: The Pooka Prince for Cornelius, Book 3: Fairy Land for Mercedes, Book 4: The Black Sword for Oswald, Book 5: Fate for Velvet, Book 6: Armageddon for the game climax and lastly Book 7: Wheel of Fate for the game’s coveted epilogue / true ending.