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Cartridge Club #54 - Odin Sphere
Odin Sphere is an action role-playing game developed by Vanillaware for the PlayStation 2. It was published by Atlus (Japan and North America) in 2007, and by Square Enix (Europe) in 2008. A remake titled Odin Sphere Leifthrasir was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016. The story follows five characters on the fantasy continent of Erion during a war between the nations of Ragnanival and Ringford over a weapon called the Crystalization Cauldron, and their roles in the Armageddon, a catastrophe which will destroy Erion.
Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music
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P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Odin Sphere and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.
Discuss story of the game:
Odin Sphere is set on the fictional continent of Erion, which is divided into multiple nations scattered across the land. The two main nations are the warrior land of Ragnanival, and the forest-bound Fairy Kingdom of Ringford, separated by a wasteland that was once the kingdom of Valentine. At the game's opening, Ragnanival is ruled by the Demon Lord Odin, and Ringford is ruled by the Fairy Queen Elfaria with help from her nephew Melvin. The other nations include the neutral land of Titania; the volcano-bound Fire Kingdom ruled by the one male resident King Onyx; and the Netherworld, the land of the dead where natural crystals grow, ruled by the undead Queen Odette. The plot is driven by the tale of Armageddon, a foretold catastrophe in which Erion is destroyed and the survivors reign the new world.
The Wise Ones
The Pooka Curse
Discuss gameplay mechanics:
Favourite Character to use
BGM - memorable or forgettable
Holy shit this game is gorgeous
Favourite designs of enemies/characters
Lasting Impressions, overall rating and final thoughts. Did this make you want to play it again and if not, what would need to be changed? Would you suggest it to friends?
3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel
Outro (thank panel and plug)
Announce the game for next month (The Last of Us)
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