Robert Workman of Gamedaily writes: Lost Odyssey is a role-playing game with high production values and some interesting ideas. Yet despite its beautiful visuals and epic scope, it fails to stand out amongst its competition, thanks to aged concepts that mar the experience.
At times, Lost Odyssey is a visual tour-de-force, thanks to Unreal Engine 3 and strong character designs and animations. The "dreams" look good, a modest reward for all the game's combat problems. However, the game occasionally shows a lack of polish, with slowdown and small glitches that pop up every now and then. In addition, you'll put up with long load times. Just when you think a level's ready to go, you'll see another loading screen and wait even longer. Audio isn't perfect either.
You won't really care about the character or story; the battle system is precise but marred by lag; and the point system lacks the sophisticated complication necessary to keep the fight going. It's not so much the memories that are lost here, but the point of why you're still playing after spending a few hours with it. Lost Odyssey isn't a complete failure; it's just a disappointment instead of a satisfying RPG.