I beat a game!!Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
> Goddamn this game has aged beautiful. Thanks to Vanillaware's groundbreaking visual ambition. Not only are the graphics top-to-bottom beautiful but for the most part it also functions well. So a big tip of the hat to Vanillaware for being a LOT more than just a pretty face.
> The new Archive feature is beautifully rendered (I love when items or extra 'footnotes' popup too). GODDAMN THIS GAME IS LOVELY!!!!
> Oh it also has classic mode so you can replay it PS2 style! ....But who cares!
> The changes to gameplay are very appreciated and take into account most of the obstacles and frustrations from the "initial release" of the game and do away with them. Levels are now more than just looped circular maps, but some levels are flat, round, and include other mini challenges to vary up the playing field. It's not much, but it actually does go a long way and makes the five character stories less tedious. The changes are minor but significant, and I'd love it if more remasters/HD releases did this.
> Characters are much more different to play as, having all unique movesets and skills. It's pretty cool! I feel like it's super easy to weed out the good/bad attacks though. But they all do look pretty (and omg that fact every power has a unique "jewel" is amazing).
> I do like the game dealing with pretty mature themes and really carrying out its vision. Odin is quite the imposing adulterer, Mercedes goes from timid to triumphant after the death of her mother, and King Valentine is possibly one of my favourite villains to fear (he's absolutely insane...).
> I LOVE THE NEW TRACKS!!!!Ringford's new battle theme is actually magical
and Nebulopolis' new tune is gorgeous
> Dealing with Cornelius: "Aw man a Rabbit Knight?? That's so lame compared to the AWESOME Shadow Knight"
> Later: "Ta hell with Oswald, Cornelius is the TITS"