I'm not trying to bias (of course I am going to bash this game) but how the heck does it get a 9.5 in presentation, with terrible framerate, and terrible load times. Oh well. Just like always Gametrailers gives a game a high score, because it is a big game. I still cna't believe they didn't mention once the loading time.
reviewers tend to get sloppy over criticizing some games while others slide with crazy issues. They will complain about 20min installs but its ok when u load regularly. Mistwalker studios sucks blue dragon sucked and while lost odyssey is definetly a bigger more mature title it still sucks
and he says that there were 6-10sec loadtimes before and after Battles. So now i Know how people can say that they played the Game in 40h. lol No seriously i would no buy this game only for that reason, i remebre that i have buy Final Fantasy 6 for PS1 and they had the same probs, after 6 h i never played it again on PS1, i bought the Gameboyadvance- version last year and the game is realy Awesome.
This game deserves nothing more than a 7.5.
Playing the game and all what did you not like about it?.
GoodFella I agree way overrated score. If games was that good than sales in Japan would not be that low as they were. It is an little above average RPG, nothing new there. GT try to justify their score by remind us for 100th time who is Sakaguchi and Uemuoro Namutsu or what ever, guy that makes music score for LO. We know that they are old FF legends, but that does not mean much. 8.8 is to big score. No hating just feel that way
Hmm... and which site has a better reputation and credibility Gametrailers or Gamespy? Gamespy is higher on my list than Gametrailers.
man this game has been getting a wide array of scores
that was my first jPRG game!
Than how can you compare it to other JRPGs if it is your first?
I was going to say the exact same thing. I can't how diverse the opinions are on this game. IGN for example really didn't like the story but these guys obviously love it. The music seems to be of mixed opinion as well.
Usually, on the whole, scores are a little more consistent between reviews.......
Yes, currently the average is 7.2/10 on metacritic.
I think it's going to boil down to this: JRPG is not a genre well loved in the west. These reviewers, being english speaking (duh) would have (generally) western tastes.
There are some people who just dont go for JRPG.
When discussing Lost Odyssey (or Blue Dragon or Eternal Sonata), I think it is wise to mention Famitsu's scores. They know JRPG better than the English speaking reviewers.
So, what did Famitsu think of Lost Odyssey? They gave it 9/8/8/8 -- pretty damn good IMHO.
And, as this review shows, they're not alone in their opinion. Lost Odyssey is a good game, maybe not "the best evar!!1!" but not a flop, or failure or trash as some on this site will like to suggest.
I've got tens of hours ahead of me in Lost Odyssey -- I'll reserve my "score" until Im finished. For the rest of the people who have an opinion on Lost Odyssey please find somewhere to play it before you decided to slam the game.
I not only play Final Fantasies or trash other Jrpgs if it's not Final fantasy like. I like old-school turn-based RPG and I do not have a verdict on Final Fantasy XII action/gambit system as of yet.
While I do enjoy the game, it will not be my favroite. Nothing still have not top FFVI, FFVII, FFX.
If your a true RPG gamer you'll get this game. If you rso-so on it, then just wait for your Final Fantasy.
This game doesn't seem to push the genre uopn the echelon of RPGs as the ones, I've mentioned but "Good" will still prove satisfying this gen where there are so few Jrpg's.I know everyone is waiting for Final Fantasy. In the meantime, I'll be playing this.
Ask any true lover o fRPGs and they will tell you it's the "Story/Gameplay" that makes these games worth it. CGI cutscenes and a great Musical score are Icing on the cake.
Currently finishing "Eternal Sonata".
Gametrailers works on their reputation now. Not for earnings.
They are my favorite reviewers last six months.
Just wow, look at the graphics in this game, amazing, just beautiful. If you are a fan of those style of gaming, its a must buy. After watching that video I'm buying the game.
look at the real in-game, its looked like a PS2-engine in High resolution nothing more.
I guess you just wanna play it, but can't..;) but want, but can't = angry.
The commercial looks pretty cool but this is not my type of game.
all 4 DVDs of it.
this game does look amazing but it brings nothing new to the rpg world so xplay gave it a 3/5 and game spot gave it a 2.5/10 i trust xplay's score more than any other reviewing site though i dont really trust GT when it comes to 360 games cuz they tend to be more lenient towards them and more harsh towards the PS3(Eg UT3 review they made. during the whole review the had nothing to say but good things about it yet they gave the game a 8.8) but if u like rpg and own a 360 then this game is a must buy cuz thats all ur getting for now anyways
It's okay, Sony PS3 fans have much better RPG's to look foward to. White Knight Story Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy versus XIII. And eventually a Final Fantasy VII remake.
As for Lost Odyssey, it looks like a game that sufferes from needing more developement time. If they had more time to develope and polish out the kinks and frame rates, it would have been a better game on a technical level.
As far as story goes, not sure I've never played it. But will probably borrow it. All four friggin discs. It's so very disappointing to see it has to be on four discs though. That's straight up Playstation One stuff.
How did Gamespot give it a 2.5/10 when they haven't even reviewed it yet?
I think he means "2.5/5 on GameSpy" not gamespot.
i got them mixed up i meant Game spy not Game spot but u get my point right
I think you've hit the nail on the head. Sakaguchi-san is a God in JRPG circles. His games are stellar, and he's surrounded himself with so many people of respect.
Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are great games, and there is no small portion of this website that have a direct and imminent need to make sure they cannot be considered successful.
Its part of the Console Combat that takes place here.
Clearly, a JRPG like Lost Odyssey is not for everyone, but those interested in the genre will find much to love in Blue Dragon (as I did) and Lost Odyssey will be no different I trust.
...and he says that there were 6-10 sec loadtimes before and after Battles. So now i Know how people can say that they played the Game in 40h. lol No seriously i would no buy this game only for that reason, i remebre that i have buy Final Fantasy 6 for PS1 and they had the same probs, after 6 h i never played it again on PS1, i bought the Gameboyadvance- version last year and the game is realy Awesome.
how did he buy it 2 weeks ago?
Play-asia i believe the game is in English
Stop lying to yourself just because you're still waiting for PS3 games. I'm playimg the game and there's zero load time into and out of battle unless you count the obligatory battle opening scene as load time.
This game is absolutely fantastic. And I'm someone who hated Blue Dragon.
no matter what rating it is, you can't play it unless you get a 360.
so how good/suck this game is have nothing to do with non 360 owners, save your comments to the games of the system you own please
Please tell that to your fellow 360 owners to stay out of the PS3 threads.
And you do know some people have both systems like I do. Regardless, who are you to say who can comment on a game or not.
That's what reviews are for to judge a game so we don't have to buy every single game to know if it's sucks or not. If everyone only trusted themselves then there wouldn't be review sites would there?
I can't see any difference between any JRPG's comming out this year or the next so far when it comes to gameplay graphics. CGI vs ingame cutscenes are the only difference from what I'v seen personally.
This game(LO) will be hurt by default(compared to FF etc) ontop of not being the game people built up in their heads.
The game of the pic I provided or any other besides CGI will more than likely be targets with the CGI being what they can actually make/do with Hollywood quality CGI and some ingame cutscenes that will be better then gameplay as you can see despite it being old don't expect much more regardless.
Look at the actual gameplay pic(2nd I believe)
you right...FFXIII will not have so much better ingame graphics then current PS3 games have. And we all know that that level is't better XBOX360 level. Sony fans believes that some CG FFXIII screen shots are ingame. But i am 95% sure they are not because this level of GFX is not possible on PS3 hardware. 5% is a chance for miracle. very little chance.
The game was on 4 discs for god sakes if the devs had the resources Sony and friends had or wanted to spend the time and money they could have easily Added Hollywood quality CGI footage and chopped up the game adding movie footage in-between.
Hell maybe thats a sign for future JRPG devs making games on the 360 using that many discs, they should copy and paste Movies in the game or mixing it in.
a few of the ff13 pics are ingame... white engine.... might wana look it up =P
microsoft has to paying off for the reviews, i am guessing it's going to get mixed reviews. how about someone play the entire game and then tell their reactions.
to Brainwash the peoples mind. Monopol^^
Not my kind of game but looks like this is shaping up to be another winner for the Xbox. Going to get much hate and jealousy from the other camp.
You're right I might pick it some time but I'm more of a fan of action RPG's. Any Japanese title thats exclusive will garner hate and attack, why fight them its not like they would give its due credit if it was scoring good as well.
hahaha but im sorry, you fanboys are so entertaining now !!!
Lost Odyssey is a great game, a great game you can't have !!
Lost Odyssey and the next are all 360 exclusive !!
too bad fanboys, and same for ninja gaiden !!!
enjoy your overhyped ff 13 games.....cause that's what you get while we get the new stuff !!
...Gametrailers???.....Oh, now i understand....
I and others who have played it think this is a great game. It's a blockbuster and does what it set out to do well. It was never intending to revolutionise the genre but rather has a great story with the best graphics yet for such a game. And you can play it now rather then wait for who knows how long for the new fff13. In fact ff12 put me off final fantasy games. This is the real follow up to games like ff9.
funny... i played through ff12 and thought itr was a masterpeice the battle system was still timed (look at the bottom of the screen)
story was a masterpeice (actually got me intrested in politics)
graphics were amazing for the ps2
i think it would of had a bigger impact if it was on the ps3 though
oh and compare the "AAA" score ff12 got to to the "CC lets throw a B in there" lost odessy got =P
I'm hungry for old fashion JRPGs and I hope this will satisfy my hunger, just 8 more days and I'll know.
You won't be disappointed, this game is amazing and captivating.
Honestly i am leaning towards gametrailers, eventhough the score is a bit high. I prefer their score break down (story, design, gameplay, presentation) when you divide it up, it makes your review less biased. Gamespys review seems way to low, i mean for the majority of it he praises the games graphical detail, interesting dream scenes telling the story, and composed musical score. His only gripes was that the combat was to difficult, the load times.
i mean to me it sounds like he was just a fustrated gamer, how could you break down his score if you catorgized it? (story 8 (well told even though he didn't understand parts of it- where as the gametrailers reviewer could), design 5(due to loading?!), presentation 10 (graphic audio), gameplay 2 since thats all thats left?!). To me it sounds like a bitter gamer giving an unfair review, either to get noticed or he simply does not enjoy jrpg style combat.. or difficult combat..
Things were going okay at first, but now every time I come in here, I have to double-take to make sure that I'm on the right tab. That being said, the reviews are all over the place for Lost Odyssey. All I know, is if it plays anything like Final Fantasy X, then you can count me in.
While this review seems a bit more generous on overlooking its faults compared to the other reviews out there this should hold people over until Infinite Undiscovery comes out which from what I seen looks pretty good so far.
if somebody got a chainsaw and ripped your testicles !apart! considering in reality nothing is really exclusive for that moronic system that you call a system I mean come on the !!damn!! thing looks more like a PC then an actual system! and plus you only got a few and the rest is multiplatform for PS3 and PC and both so what are getting you hyped ??about??.
Hmmm...this review sounds a bit suspicious don't you think?;)
gametrailers is sooo deep up in M$ arse!
Another stellar hit from Sakaguchi-san. Now, Eternal Sonata, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey makes Xbox 360 the leading JRPG console of the gen.
This year, Xbox 360 gets *two more* big time exclusives:
Infinite Undiscovery from Square Enix and triAce
Tales of vesperia from Namco Bandai and developed by Team Symphonia
Also, The Last Remnant Published & Developed by Square Enix is going to be multi-plat.
Im not a big JRPG fan myself, I do play and like them, I just cant see any reason why a hardcore JRPG fan wouldnt be very happy with 2008's JRPG play.
This says nothing of the WRPGs and Adventure-style RPG-hybrids...
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