Ragnarok Odyssey

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Ragnarok Odyssey
Ragnarok Odyssey.jpg
North American edition
Developer(s) Game Arts
Publisher(s) GungHo Online Entertainment
Series Ragnarok series
Platform(s) PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3
Release date(s) Ragnarok Odyssey:

JP February 2, 2012[2]
TW August 16, 2012[3]
KOR August 21, 2012[4]
NA October 30, 2012[5][6]
EU February 20, 2013[7]

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace:

(PS3 and PS Vita)

JP 20130829August 29, 2013
TW August 29, 2013[8]
NA 20140401April 1, 2014
EU 20140430April 30, 2014

Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online multiplayer
Distribution PlayStation Vita card, Blu-ray Disc, download

Ragnarok Odyssey (ラグナロクオデッセイ?) is a role-playing video game for the PlayStation Vita system. It is based on the universe of the MMORPG Ragnarok Online, containing many elements of Norse mythology. It was released in February 2012 within Japan, August 21, 2012 in South Korea, October 30, 2012 in North America and February 20, 2013 in Europe.

An updated version called Ragnarok Odyssey Ace has been released on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3.[9]

Gameplay[edit]

Ragnarok Odyssey is a real-time action RPG in similar vein to the series Monster Hunter. The game retains many elements typical of RPGs, such as item collecting, health and magic, item collecting/crafting, interaction with NPCs and a class system but no leveling system. Missions in Odyssey are received at guild halls and usually consist of collecting items or killing enemies.

There are six interchangeable classes players may pick from; the Sword Warrior, Hammersmith, Mage, Assassin, Hunter and Cleric with their own individual advantages and weaknesses. Instead of a typical leveling system, Odyssey uses a Card System. Cards can be equipped to a character's clothing/armor to provide statistic boosts and class-specific abilities. Upgraded clothing/armor can have an increased Card Capacity and hence can equip higher cost/additional cards. Cards are found in shops or dropped by defeated enemies.

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace[edit]

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is an updated version of Ragnarok Odyssey developed for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3. This new version of the game contains all the DLC from the original game, as well as new enemies, skills, dungeons HUD, gameplay balance adjustment and an extra episode after the ending. The first print copies of the game included various in-game bonus.[10][11] It is also possible to import save data from the original game for use in Ragnarok Odyssey Ace.[12]

The PlayStation Vita version was released on August 29, 2013 in Japan.[13]

Composer Nobuo Uematsu contributed one new song for Ragnarok Odyssey Ace.[14]

Reception[edit]

Odyssey has received mixed but mostly positive reviews from critics with a Metacritic score, an average combination of reviews 66 out of 100.[15] The most positive of reviews came from Destructoid's Jim Sterling who gave the game a 9/10.[16] Sterling praised the game's visuals, calling it the best looking Vita game to date, fast loading screens, customization, tight controls and subtle use of the touchscreen. Odyssey was given a 32/40 score in Famitsu.[17]

As of July 2012, Ragnarok Odyssey has sold over 100,000 copies in Japan.[18] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace sold 31,622 physical retail copies within the first week of release in Japan.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soga, Jimmy (2012). "XSEED Games to Publish Ragnarok Odyssey on PlayStation Vita system in North America". XSEED Games. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Moriarty, Colin (2011). "PS Vita RPG Ragnarok Odyssey Given Release Date". IGN. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ragnarok Odyssey (中文版), Sony Computer Entertainment Asia
  4. ^ "PlayStation®Vita Software "Ragnarok Odyssey" English/Chinese/Korean Edition Has Arrived!". Sony. 2012. 
  5. ^ Sahdev, Ishaan (2012). "Ragnarok Odyssey Mercenary Edition Comes With Soundtrack CD And Art/Strategy Book". Siliconera. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Shah, Niraj (2012). "Ragnarok Odyssey Release Date Announced". XTREME PSVita. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ Cara, Antonio (2013). "Ragnarok Odyssey , Ragnarok Odyssey release date announced -- PlayStation Blog". PlayStaion Blog EU. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ 仙境傳說 奧德賽ACE (中英文合版), Sony Computer Entertainment Asia
  9. ^ Ishaan (2013-04-02). "Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Is an upgraded Release For PlayStation 3 And Vita". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  10. ^ Spencer (2013-04-02). "Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Will Have Daily Quests And Other Tweaks". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  11. ^ Spencer (2013-04-23). "Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Opens Doors To The New Yggdrasil Tower". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  12. ^ Spencer (2013-04-11). "Have Ragnarok Odyssey? Here's What You Can Import Into Ragnarok Odyssey Ace". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  13. ^ Spencer (2013-05-22). "Ragnarok Odyssey Ace And The Yggdrasil Tower Come To Vita On August 29". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  14. ^ Spencer (2013-05-08). "Nobuo Uematsu Composed A Song For Ragnarok Odyssey Ace". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  15. ^ "Ragnarok Odyssey for PlayStation Vita Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More - Metacritic". 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ Sterling, Jim (2012). "Review: Ragnarok Odyssey". Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (2012). "High Marks for Soul Calibur V and Ragnarok Odyssey in Famitsu". Andriasang. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  18. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (2012). "Ragnarok Odyssey Tops 100,000 Units". Andriasang. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  19. ^ 2013-09-04, Media Create Sales: 8/26/13 – 9/1/13, Gematsu

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