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The Best Turn-Based RPG I’ve Ever Played: Lost Odyssey

Lost Odyssey was the Xbox 360′s first genuine leap into the realm of JRPGs, an arena that had been previously dominated by the PlayStation brand for the last decade. Though it was only their freshman outing, it was the trailers of the incredible visuals that actually prompted me to beg for an Xbox 360 in the first place. Within minutes of playing Lost Odyssey, I knew that this would be the best turn-based RPG I had ever played (yes, in my eyes it trumps all previous Final Fantasy games) and even after playing Final Fantasy XIII earlier this year, the same assertion still holds true. To be honest, I don’t know if any other turn-based experience could top the one I had from Lost Odyssey.

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MrMccormo2890d ago

I can think of at least 15 better turn-based RPGs. That's not to say Lost Odyssey is bad, but the best? No way.

ImpartialMan2890d ago

by the 4th disc. there isnt item crafting or anything.

and its conventional FFX rpg style. brings nothing new to the table besides pressing buttons to make circle perfect size.

still, good rpg if you are hard hard core

crunchychocobo2890d ago

No item crafting? There's plenty of ring crafting, abilities to learn, and a sword crafting area hidden near the end.

CrzyFooL2890d ago

FFX sucked. Kind of like every other FF made since Sakaguchi left.

Game-ur2890d ago

Wouldn't call it THE best, but certainly one of the best, and definitely better than FF13.

xXxSeTTriPxXx2890d ago (Edited 2890d ago )

lost odyssey has one of the best storys told in a game periode.the combat wasn't as flashy as most rpgs but it was engaging.my favorite jrpgs enclude, shadow hearts covnent, ff6, ffx, both crono's but crono cross was my favorite out of the 2, smt dds,nocturne and persona persona 4 was my favorite out of them all. i can go on and on about all the great rpg's i've played over the years and lost odssey story is worlds better then them all.this game would've done great on the ps3 (yes i have all three systems and no i'm not a faboy just a fan of gaming).this game needs to be on ps3 so more people can experience this great story.

vsr2890d ago

only you .. not other millions of people

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VINNIEPAZ2890d ago

I remember my girl playing this game and I swear she was crying like every 10 minutes reading some of the stories.

wwm0nkey2890d ago

The stories in the game where pretty damn sad dude.

phantomexe2890d ago

what ever happen to great story telling in rpgs.

tplarkin72890d ago

If Lost Odyssey was called "FFXIII", it would have sold twice the amount of the actual FFXIII.

The amount of detail in LO is amazing.

LarsoVanguard2890d ago

Except that it's not the best. Not by a long shot. In fact, I wouldn't say it was that much better than FFXIII. Yes, the detail is there, and it's certainly a step above what Square has put out on the current gen consoles, but it's actually fairly mediocre when compared to the scope of many PS2 RPGs.

King-Leonidas2890d ago

is this on PS3? I would love to check it out one day.

phantomexe2890d ago

really turn based? This game was the reason i had to have a xbox and it was well worth it IMO great rpg. SE really needs this guy back.

PooEgg2890d ago

Same for me, I bought my 360 to play this game and felt it was totally worth it.

darkziosj2890d ago

best turn based jrpg this gen that's for sure

TOSgamer2890d ago (Edited 2890d ago )

I dunno about 15 better. But Persona 4 is easier better then Lost Odyssey in my opinion. But then again Persona 4 is probably my favorite rpg of all time. Lost Odyssey just felt a bit stale. The combat was slow, the story and characters were blah. But it was definitely better then FF13 as a complete game.

himdeel2890d ago

Hmm...oh well to each his own. Lunar is one of my all time favorite RPGs.

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C L O U D2890d ago

The best JRPG I have played this generation.

Such a classic and nostalgic feeling.

lelo2play2890d ago

I have to agree. It's the best JRPG this generation. It would be great if they made the 2nd Lost Odyssey

xXxSeTTriPxXx2890d ago (Edited 2890d ago )

blue dragon and lost odssey sold like shit on the 360, every rpg flops on 360 and it has some pretty good ones tale of vespira, star ocean tlh, even mass effect sold like crap on 360 (a clear goty contender barely pushing a million units) thats why they are going multiplat. 360 fans are all about the fps and nothing else.when a great and i do mean great, game like mass effect sells like it did, thats saying something.

lelo2play2890d ago (Edited 2890d ago )

I'm not talking about sales... but since you went there... beside FF13, witch JRPG sold more then a million on the PS3 ?

BTW... both Mass effect 1 and 2 sold more then a million on the X360, and since you are talking about RPG's, Fable 2 sold more then a million and Fable 3 is going to sell more then a million... so stop trolling.

Xeoset2889d ago (Edited 2889d ago )

It sold 900K, which is great considering how sales trends are this generation.

Hell, it has Demon Souls beat by almost 200K units, but nobody on this site is going to admit to that when you look at the "fanbase".

All in all it is the most solid RPG this generation and a great contender for the top 10 JRPGs in the last decade. Shame the reviewers never did it justice thanks to the poor build they all received.

EDIT: And to say that no RPG sells well on the Xbox 360? Fable II has almost hit 4 million units. Only one PS3 exclusive has sold more than that.

Trroy2890d ago

I think Tales of Vesperia is just a bit better, but yeah, LO was pretty dang good.

Blaster_Master2890d ago

Im not gonna diss this game cause it was one of only true jrpgs this gen, but seriously? LOL @ the title.

bgrundman2890d ago

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Umbrella Corp2890d ago

Better than FF13 thats for sure.

Eamon2890d ago

definitely. It's ironic how Lost Odyssey was more of an FF game than FF13 was.

Game-ur2890d ago

I consider it an unofficial FF game. It even has counterparts to Cid and Moggels.

PS360fanboy2890d ago

That's not an hard accomplishment.