RPGFan states, "PlayStation Vita owners have been gnashing their teeth waiting for the impending holiday season. It's not a stretch to say that they've been underwhelmed during their search for titles this summer. I even stooped to picking up this year's iteration of Madden last month, just because I wanted a new game to play on my gorgeous little handheld. The winter holds quite a few titles that RPG fans should be excited for: Persona 4 Golden, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, and GameArts' Ragnarok Odyssey.
It's no secret that Ragnarok Odyssey pulls much of its design from Monster Hunter, the 800 pound gorilla in this subgenre. You take missions, kill lots of stuff in the same areas, collect materials to improve your gear, rinse, and repeat. So rather than go through a rote description of my first few hours with the game, here's instead five things that Ragnarok Odyssey does right inside the Monster Hunter formula."