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PostSubject: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:53 am

Metachronos overall score = 8.2 / 10

From the same music composer and producer of the Final Fantasy series

Positive
- Kaim is a great hero, and his supporting cast is equally appealing
- Text flashbacks are well written and emotionally gripping
- Spell and skill development is handled deftly\
- Superb music and graphics

Negative
- Unacceptably long load times and poor frame rate
- Protracted battle intros and other frustrations break up the pace
- Some nonbattle gameplay elements are boring, pointless, or needlessly frustrating
- One of those frustrating old Turn-Based games

Lost Odyssey doesn't push any role-playing game boundaries, though that won't come as a shock to anyone familiar with Mistwalker's previous game, Blue Dragon. However, in the case of the developer's newest effort, that isn't always a bad thing. Yes, there are times when it feels like more of a relic than it does a true next-generation game, particularly in light of the tweaks made by other modern Japanese RPGs such as Persona 3 and Eternal Sonata. Yet while it may borrow liberally from the genre's older gems, Lost Odyssey is a game worth playing, most notably for its fascinating story and its brooding protagonist, Kaim.



Thankfully, the game is an aural delight, and it owes a lot to its pretty soundtrack. Some of the soundtrack is predictable, like the Final Fantasy-tinged battle music, although thatís not too surprising when you consider that the score was created by longtime FF composer Nobuo Uematsu. Still, many of the tracks are standouts. In particular, the atmospheric strains played during unlocked memories are wonderfully moody and match the text perfectly. The English voice acting isn't bad, and Jansen, Ming, and Kaim are particularly well voiced. On the other hand, Mack and Cooke are acted with the usual hyperactive hamming that child characters so often fall victim to. Regardless, there are other language options, so if you'd rather listen to the original Japanese voice cast, you have the alternative. Getting the most out of Lost Odyssey will require a bit of patience, even from those used to the slower pace of the genre. However, the gameplay subtleties and character-driven narrative are rewarding enough to make it worth the occasional frustration. No, the game breaks no new ground, and it suffers from some inexcusable technical glitches. But if you stick with it, you'll find a compelling emotional drama, delicate adjustments to an age-old formula, and a unique and balanced skill-development system. Kaim's journey is a memorable one, and if you like turn-based RPGs, you'll want to experience it for yourself.








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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:20 pm

i heard of this...
sounds promising

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:43 am

it's a great game even though it turn-based

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:29 am

god of destiny wrote:
it's a great game even though it turn-based

most rpgs are

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:02 am

looks like an great game
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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:11 am

indeed it is

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:36 am

hope it dosn't have a lot of random enconters

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:37 am

encounter level is approximately like final fantasy x

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:41 am

god of destiny wrote:
encounter level is approximately like final fantasy x

bah! i hate rpg games with random enconters

they should be like dark clouds

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:55 am

you once said something good about dark cloud

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:01 am

god of destiny wrote:
you once said something good about dark cloud

but then dark cloud's dungens all look too the same

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:25 am

well if you don't do them in one go

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Odyssey   Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:59 am

god of destiny wrote:
well if you don't do them in one go

lolz

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