Excerpt: While I was playing through Lost Odyssey , I remember there being many long-winded rants concerning comments by Roger Ebert about whether video games could be considered art. While I don't really care about anyone's opinion on any subject that doesn't involve me getting paid, this game emphatically says "YES THEY CAN" to all that. On one level, it's a well-executed J-RPG; on a deeper level, it was one of the more memorable couch potato experiences I'd had in some time.
Conclusion: As an interactive game, though, Lost Odyssey is a worthy and polished Xbox 360 RPG, and if you're a fan of RPGs in general, it's a must buy. Lost Odyssey also proves that Mistwalker is more than up to the task of creating good RPGs. If you want to know where RPGs are for Xbox 360, they are here at Mistwalker. Ignore them at your peril.
Excerpt: When Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, founded his own studio, people expected great things. Unfortunately, that's not what they got when the team released their mediocre first effort, Blue Dragon . Has the man lost his touch? That doesn't seem to be the case, because his new baby, Lost Odyssey , is one of the finest RPGs in years. Lost Odyssey follows Kaim Argonar, an immortal who's lived for 1,000 years.
Excerpt: Though the Xbox 360 has had more than its share of first-person shooters, the RPG genre has been largely overlooked. Fortunately, when Sakaguchi, the famed creator of the Final Fantasy series, left Square Enix to form Mistwalker Studios, he intended to change that. Lost Odyssey is the second offering from the new company, and it shows that RPG fans do, in fact, have a reason to own Microsoft’s white box.
Summary: This is an RPG you can't pass up. You owe yourself a good experience after all these years of mediocre RPG's that we tried so hard to like, but never did. Lost Odyssey gives you a gaming experience few games can and delivers over 4 discs of epic content.
Pros: Epic story, great voice acting, classic RPG
Cons: No Ring System for Casters, not much replayability
Conclusion: There is a good reason why it took a little longer than it should have for this review to get up on the site. It is really hard to put the controller down. Even with the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl (see Super Smash Bros. Brawl review) I am still putting this game on. The story is deep, character development is strong and the music is beyond good. If you are an RPG fan then buy this game right now!
Excerpt: Right from the get-go, players will be introduced to Kaim Argonar, a mercenary in the employ of Uhra. Kaim himself is immortal; he has been alive for amost 1,000 years and cannot be killed. Unfortunately for him, he also can't seem to remember anything about that eon of time whatsoever.