OXM US writes:
"If my college English professor graded the first disc of Lost Odyssey, I can picture the comments he'd make. "Self-indulgent." "Needs thematic editing." "Squanders too much on background." He'd probably scribble in red pen: "Hey Mistwalker? Less talk, more rock, please." And despite the game's more egregious technical sins and its constant need to yap your freakin' face off with STORY!, EXPOSITION!, and load-tastic cutscenes every five minutes, Lost Odyssey eventually does really rock. Well, at least in that traditional, turn-based–RPG kind of way, which is really more like Fleetwood Mac than Dio. You just have to be willing to commit until it does."