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Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« on: March 01, 2007, 10:21:51 am »

Click the pic above for the Official English website.

This PS2 title was recently licensed for release stateside by Atlus, the company kind enough to have brought over the original Disgaea, Trauma Center, and the Shin Megami Tensei series. To say that it looks unique would be an understatement. I could go into details regarding how it looks and why it's worth keeping an eye on, but honestly, I'll let it do that for itself.




IF those pics don't impress you, at least watch the game's Official Trailer before judging too harshly. It's gorgeous in motion.



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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 11:46:18 am »
I saw the trailer to this the other day and there is just something about the paper doll animation that creeps me out. I'm sure it could be a great game but for some reason I don't like paper dolls.
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 02:52:04 pm »
What the hell!? Why do they keep naming their ****ty games after things from the Norse mythology? First Ragnarok, now "Odin Sphere"?

Stupid chinese/japanese/koreans. Get out of my gaming industriez.
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 04:34:34 pm »
Looks interesting, but I'd like to see some actual gameplay before making a call.

In any case, it'll probably be the best part of a decade before it gets released in Europe, if at all...  :-\

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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 04:39:56 pm »
JRPGs regularly end up boring me at some point or another. And I do mean all of them.
I believe I've explained it all before elsewhere.

The only thing that would save this game for me would be if it had a unique and gripping storyline.
The cutscenes look unusual, but that's really all I see; pretty, but whatever. Combat (if that's what I saw in the trailer briefly) looks like a sidescroller hack 'n slash, which would have simplicity I tend to enjoy.

It does look like it could be interesting.
All I'm saying is that I'll have to look into it further to make sure it's not going to be a big snore.
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 10:15:03 am »
This is an Action RPG, not specifically a JRPG. Those are different types of games. It's a side-scroller as well.

EDIT: My internet here is hell today, so I'm having trouble finding a gameplay video I found the other night. Once I find it, I'll post it.
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2007, 10:15:15 am »
It seems penny arcade like the game

In what they describe whats in the game just in that comic makes me want to play the game. I'm going to have to dust off my PS2.
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007, 03:19:45 pm »
Is it out? Anyone have any links to pictures or anything on the game?
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2007, 03:58:30 pm »
Comes out May 17 (Not sure if that's US or JPN), sounds interesting though.
Is anyone else able to get the US website to load?
Personally, I've been playing the PS2 quite a bit lately so the more good JRPGs; the better.

This confuses me though...
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2007, 09:24:33 pm »
I don't care about the game itself (and as such, probably will never get it), but those graphics look super-sweet.  :o  8)
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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007, 09:24:12 pm »
Looks gorgeous, and actually makes me want a PS2.

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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2007, 06:53:07 am »
Well, it came out yesterday, and I played it most of last night. So far it looks great, sounds great and plays great. The combat is well-done. Button mashing gets you killed quickly, but if you think about what you're doing you can kill a huge dragon without taking any hits. Story is kicking ass, too.

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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007, 02:33:31 pm »
This game was totally off my radar until today when I watched the GameTrailers review. Now I know why everyone is so excited for this.

It has quickly shot up to the top of my wishlist.

And hey, who else is taking a great liking to this new $40 pricepoint for new PS2 releases?  ;D

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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2007, 09:38:01 am »
I picked it up at Fry's for 36.99 along with VF5 for the PS3 for 39.99! 

It is a really good game and I love how the PS3 upscales the graphics!


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Re: Odin Sphere ~One Reason Why the PS2 Lives~
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2007, 11:55:03 am »
Wow.

Anyone who has a PS2 (that's all of you) and enjoys mindless beat-em-up sidescrollers with RPG elements mixed in (because there are a lot of games that fall into that category) should give this game a go. I picked it up at GameStop a couple weeks ago. It took me a few minutes to get into it, but now it seems that I can't put it down.

The story, at least as far as I am, is a bit cheesy, but the artwork more than makes up for it. It's also refreshing to play because the game actually puts up a  bit of a challenge, more-so on hard mode, but even normal mode is very challenging.

If you're going to get it, get it now. Atlus games do not have a very long shelf-life at all.