A Not Review of Odin's Sphere

Odin's Sphere Leifthrasir is a 2016 remake of a game which came out in 2007, and is just about the most beautiful game I've ever seen. Vanillaware's 2D, hand-drawn art style always look fantastic, but there's something outstanding about Odin's Sphere. Each landscape, each portrait, each character, platter of food and blade of grass seems worth looking at. I know that sounds weird but stay with me for a moment.

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An Ode to Eating in Video Games

Video games are a form of escapism. We play them for many of the same reasons that we read books and watch TV and movies, mainly, to experience something different. But, it's not always the things that disconnect us from reality which are the most interesting. There is something oddly fascinating about the mundane in video games. 

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