It's pretty difficult...I had to do fight 2 bosses at a time but strangely I got through that and I'm on the final area now. I tried a few stages and then went back to up my HP level as much as I could before I make my way through. The story in this game is really gripping at times...it steals hours of my day at a time. I really like the way the stories have overlapped and we see things from each character's perspective. They each have different motives, feelings and loyalties. Even though I am basically going through the same stages I have been through 4 or 5 times, it still keeps me interested as the story is different each time and the script is so well done.
The game is so shiny and gorgeously drawn. The backgrounds are just amazing...actually everything about the game, the backgrounds, the characters, the enemies-graphically the game is incredible.
I'm about 55 or 60 hours into the game(I can't remember) and getting very close to completion. I might write more about it after I beat it, maybe a review or something.
It makes me want to get a hold of some other Vanillaware games, GrimGrimoire or Princess Crown perhaps.. I don't want Odin Sphere to end...I don't know if I could bring myself to play through it again though..even on the lowest difficulty its got me to throw the controller, attempting to snap the controller, punching things...frustrating, but an incredible game still! =D I don't think I'm good enough at fast action rpgs like this to play through on hard mode...I've got this far on normal, with some stages or bosses on easy when they served me too much hehe...
I'll most likely be getting Muramasa from what I've seen of it though!
This gorgeous image from the artbook (which I want) made me feel..colourful, so thats why the text is like that :p