I never played the original but I'm glad I gave this a try. This is one of the coolest games I've ever played. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a brilliant side-scrolling adventure mixed with traditional RPG elements, it blends together perfectly. The graphics are some of the best I've ever seen, it has beautiful lush environments, rich vivid colors, and fluent 60fps animations... it's like looking at a living HD art masterpiece. The character, enemy and level designs are simply awesome and everything about the game is just gorgeous. There is a perfect mix of deep captivating story and buttery smooth action packed combat. There are awesome special attacks and abilities that really go all out! You can create your own potions with alchemy and there is a wide variety of them to make. 5 unique playable characters and thus 5 different stories to be told. There is a new game plus mode, and for those wanting a real challenge... there is a unlockable "Heroic" difficulty mode that keeps your max life fixed low so almost anything in the game can 1 shot you. How is that for a challenge? Very impressed with everything this title offers, easily worth $60.
10/10. A must buy for the Vita.
yes: I recommend this product