10 Years after Lost Odyssey's original US release date, the team at Way Too Many Games dives back in to see how well it holds up.
One of the rare few good JRPG exclusives for Xbox, back when they had more support. I need to go back and play this again.
I just finished my second playthrough and I can't recommend it enough
This would make a good remaster project but damn I'd love a sequel even better.
This and Blue Dragon were both amazing IMO.
I miss this game a ton! Thanks for the write up! I'm definitely going to load it up this week
The days when Xbox had good exclusives AND jrpgs
Xbox now has JRPGs.
The same everyone else has. Minus some.
@Godmars290 Thanks for the useless notification and not proving my point wrong or adding much to the conversation.
Prove what? That you were pointlessly fan wanking? Offering not to the conversation?
"Xbox now has JRPGs." How is this pointless fan walking? Its simply stating facts.
You are saying the Xbox has a JRPG that was on the Xbox.
"Xbox now has JRPGs." Still didn't argue that. Because you can't.
If they're just going to be on other systems it's still going to question what would actually be the point of purchasing an Xbox with this type of content when every other system is getting the same Japanese RPGs on top of ones that look like they're never going to appear on Xbox?
Here's hoping we'll see another one day
I started it but never got to finish it, but I recently purchased it for another go. Thank goodness for backward compatibility.
It was given away free 2 years ago when it became BC. I picked it up but still haven't played it.
This game is lunch for the beast.
I'd imagine it holds up great. It was an instant classic in my book and it's not like the game wasn't made in HD. I really enjoyed Blue Dragon too. Lost Odyssey was a phenomenal game though.
Visually and musically, yes. But the narrative feels slower in comparison to everything else on the market now.
Mistwalker’s early relationship with Microsoft kind of reminds me of Level 5’s early relationship with Sony
Plenty of potential that fell short too fast?
Level 5 went on to be a big premier Japanese publisher while Mistwalker is currently making only mobile games I meant how both companies started out as developers who allied themselves with a hardware manufacturing publisher to make their first few games which were exclusives that people heavily revere, only to both branch off on DS in 2007 and start making a lot of games for other platforms moving forward.
Good but deeply flawed game. I went in because people were saying this is what XIII should've been, best jrpg if the generation but in the end it failed to do anything extraordinary to make it into a memorable game for the ages. Great graphics, classic combat system and intriguing characters save and otherwise generic jrpg. Puzzles + Random encounters = bad time. 7/10.
I would argue that what it did for the characters was extraordinary in itself. But otherwise, you're right about the random encounters.
I always looked at it as Final Fantasy 12, since 11 was online and was always going to be a bit different. Final Fantasy 10 was the last great FF game in my opinion, and Lost Odyssey picked up and ran with what go left behind. This game was classic FF at its finest.
I'm just happy I can continue to play this gem on my X whenever I want...and it performs better than it ever has.
You're my boy, Jansen!
I never really liked Jansen. Sed the geriatric pirate was a favorite of mine
One of the few turn based games I liked. Just wish I hadn't lost my level 50+ saves.
Damn. That's no fun.
Never been one for JRPGs but this caught my interest.
Got to the 3rd disc and kept dying on the railway tracks , have no idea what it was about lol am happy never finishing it so many movies and tv shows i do the same thing .
Damned shame. I didn't find that area too tough either
Still on my backlog. Maybe one day...
This is not only one of the best Japanese RPGs on the Xbox 360 it's easily in the top 5 best Japanese RPGs released last generation. A gem. Microsoft should have bought that development team when they had the chance. Besides the last story mistwalker has yet to really produce games of the same caliber that you saw with blue dragon and Lost Odyssey.
Gameplay-wise, it was fun, but nothing really new. The story, though, is unique, and full of emotions.Plus, the content amount was huge, so much to do. I would buy a remake since those in-game cutscenes were marred by subpar framerate, my only complaint about the game.
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