Platforms: PS4, PS3, PS Vita
Odin Sphere Leithrasir is the remaster of Odin Sphere. But don't let this fool you; this old dog has learned some new tricks. While the story elements were left alone for this remaster, the gameplay systems received huge overhauls. The combat system, in particular, has been heavily reworked.
Unleashing combos, juggling foes, and activating spells/abilities never felt this rewarding before. Leifthrasir might be 2D, but it is every bit as intense and good as its 3D hack-n-slash counterparts scattered throughout this list.
Leifthrasir also allows you to play the original version of the game if you so wish. Either way, both versions are aided by a much better, more consistent frame rate than the original game and updated HD visuals that ensure the gorgeous Vanillaware art style has aged just as gracefully in Odin Sphere as our brains choose to remember.
If you are interested in OS:L, then you might also like some of Vanillaware’s other titles, such as Muramasa: The Demon Blade for the Wii and Vita, or Dragon’s Crown, available for the PS3 and Vita.