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Team Xbox Lost Odyssey Review

Gameplay 8.3
An intriguing story, massive scope and entertaining combat. Better production work and code optimization could have helped the overall package a bit.

Graphics 8.0
Decent usage of the Unreal 3 Engine, although there is some room for improvement on the technical side of things.

Audio 7.0
The soundtrack is moving, but the sound effects and dialog leave a lot on the table.

Longevity 7.8
Patches of repetitiveness spoil a bit of the scope.

Innovation 7.8
A conscientious effort was made to make Lost Odyssey different than other turn-based RPG'ers, however, some area feel pretty outdated.

Overall 8.3

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ThaGeNeCySt3449d ago

seems like aside from 1 or 2 sites, the scores for this game range from good to great.

Lacarious3449d ago

more like the scores range from average to so-so average and at times mediocre while being dissapointing.

guess Square still has the RPG talent. Hopefully they will make FF for the 360 at some point b4 the 360 dies.

ThaGeNeCySt3449d ago

the meta score link contradicts your statement... 3 near-average scores (2.5 from gamespy, 6/10 from gamesradar and a swedish magazine) and all other scores (so far) have ranged from 8's to 9's... sounds like a good game to me.

Lacarious3448d ago

Gotta love how the XBox community continuously lowers their expectations for the sake of saying XBOX RULES!!!!

I'm curious to know how many of you will line up for the XBox 720 knowing what you know now.

I for one.... will not.... 360 is my last M$ system.

Zhuk_3449d ago

Mistwalker made the best decision for consumers to developing this fantastic title exclusively for the Microsoft platform. Gamers will enjoy the benefits in the final product. It's only a matter of time before Square Enix begins to produce Final Fantasy titles exclusively for the industry leading Xbox 360.

devilhunterx3449d ago

Maybe you should find a career in standup comedy.

DJ3449d ago

A few of us know that Zhuk isn't actually a fanatic, and just posts that stuff for humor.

kingme713449d ago

Zhuk is once again right on the money (when isn't he?). I've heard a little rumor starting to circulate that Sony's in house development teams have started to shift development to the 360 to reap the benefits from MS's awesome piece of technology :)

Mr Marbles3449d ago

the number one knock against this game is, it doesn't do anything different,(than others in the genre) it is more of the same. But so was DMC4, and R&Clank, yet they got great reviews, hmmm, do I smell a conspiracy?

PumPum3449d ago

The average of 8.3, 8.0, 7.0, 7.8, 7.8 is NOT 8.3 its 7.78.
So how in the hell did it get a 8.3 in overall?

Zhuk3449d ago

Lost Odyssey is undoubtedly shaping up to be the biggest and best JRPG release of the year, with yet another quality JRPG added to the Xbox 360s lineup.

The Xbox 360 has really become the console of choice for JRPG fans everywhere and it only looks to continue this trend into the future.

I look forward to Sakaguchi's next epic as I thoroughly enjoy his style and old school approach to the JRPG formula

PumPum3449d ago (Edited 3449d ago )

Just because Mario and Luigi eats mushrooms doesnt mean that you should.
LO is average at best.
Why not try out a different system than xbox to get a wider perspective about jrpgs(OR GAMES IN GENERAL)?

kingme713449d ago

If I didn't know any better, I would think Zhuk is SurferGirl. His predictions are right on the money time and time again. In fact as I type this, the Japanese are currently dumping the Wii and PS3 and snatching up any 360 they can find for some LO goodness. MS has finally broken into the Land of the Rising Sun. I hear they are diverting every available 360 out East even the ones in the MS service center red ringed or not.

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