Lost Odyssey certainly has that trademark Square Enix polish down pat, doesn't it? The game is hitting Japan as we speak, and this is the video that is meant to bring customers to the stores in droves.
And I now feel violated. lol j/k
Anyway, this game reminds me so much of Xenosaga for some crazy reason. (Which is a good thing)
Probably because the battle system/bosses and sci-fi artistic style....
If it is like Xenosaga, I'll admit my jealousy at the 360. I've played through all three Xenosaga and they are JRPGs at their best, I personally don't mind the long cutscenes.
Yeath, Xenosaga had the same combat, I couldn't finish it. couldn't defeat the white robot in the underground caverns. (I think the old grandpa was inside the big white robot)
I've been waiting too long for a Next-gen JRPG.
wow this game still wow me :)
This game Lost Odyssey done by the masterful Sakaguchi is going to sell like crazy, its time for Square-Enix to receive their freedom.
"The Xbox360 is a machine for gamers. They buy lots of games." - Yoichi Wada
Lets be honest here, the dynamic has changed completely.
Those saying the Xbox360 can not possibly be doing well in Japan, are living in the past now.
I don't call around 50,000 copies of software in a few days, doing "badly" in fact...
Likewise, at least on two occasions the Xbox360 has even outsold the PS3- one of them when Ace Combat 6 was released.
Likewise even if Blue Dragon wasn't perfect or had a childish story, it has since sold over 260,000 copies in Japan.
Also Infinite Undiscovery and Cry On aren't the only upcoming Japanese RPGs for the system- there are others, in co-op with MS as well as tri-Ace.
Likewise, the Xbox360 has now surpassed 500,000 units in Japan which is the highest its ever gotten. To consider the lower amount of games it has as compared to say the PS2, it is doing remarkably well.
Finally, if you had not noticed I believe you should take note of this- Mistwalker *IS* Squaresoft they are the creative team behind Squaresoft.....they're no longer working with Sony, they are working with Microsoft and are doing pretty well.
Alot of ex-Squaresoft workers are in charge of Microsoft Japan now, did you know some of the scenario writers for Legend of Dragoon even joined up? The new director for MS Japan has done a fantastic job on building strong teams.
One of these teams, Sakaguchi is responsible for- Feelplus. Its made up entirely of the creators of Shadow Hearts & other RPGs. When the Shadow Hearts team disbanded, Feelplus was born.
Who do you think Square-Enix wants to work with, the slave-drivers at Sony all the time or would they rather work with Sakaguchi and the new talent in MS Japan?
The Xbox360 attach rate in Japan is 3.6, higher than the PS3 as they appear to buy many games per system.
Microsoft is determined to do very well in Japan, and they are halfway there. Sakaguchi has repeated this. Its easier to develop for & Microsoft has more sound business sense, they give alot more freedom and are getting better software on the culture side. Sony has several billion dollars, Microsoft has over 39 billion. Money talks. I think Last Remnant sales will be a measuring stick for them. I think they will start making other games, and I think Square-Enix will jump ship again, this time to Xbox at a certain time. After they have surpassed 1 million units in Japan which is attainable.
Fellow 360 friends, its time to send a message to Square-Enix!!!!!!!
The sales of Last Remnant will be one of the only things that opens their eyes, I shall be buying mine along with Lost Odyssey on day one!
Even if we don't like FF13, lets get some of them ported over for those who love the series!
http://www.petitiononline.c... http://www.petitiononline.c... I will be doing my part, and sending in this petition to the masterful Yo-ichi Wada over and over again. I encourage you to do so!
I will also be emailing Microsoft Japan that they put out a very high offer and get these guys on board, the time has come!
SEND THE PETITION IN GAMERS TO THEIR ADDRESS!
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Lets get Square-Enix to cross and do some brand new games for the 360, lets revive CHRONO TRIGGER AND BETTER THINGS TO COME ON THE 360!!!!!!!
Remember what Wada said, he wants to do more 360 development. But all he needs is some great CONVINCING & to be pulled in by Sakaguchi san!!!
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We can do it guys and let Nomura make his horrible FF7 games for PLAY-STATIONS for the rest of his days leaving him in the dust!!!! I always HATED FF7, but my brothers I love Final Fantasy 4!!!!!!!!!!!!
Someone sure has alot of time on his hands lol
Are you a preacher or something?
Funny that most of the people that signed the petition said they couldn't afford a ps3 and wanted ff13 for xb360 cause of it though. Lol.
While Lost Odyssey is looking like a good game I would hardly say this game is a major win for the 360 in Japan it is only one step, an Important one but still Microsoft has a long way to go.
"Even if we don't like FF13, lets get some of them ported over for those who love the series!
I will be doing my part, and sending in this petition to the masterful Yo-ichi Wada over and over again. I encourage you to do so! "
Yah sure this will make a differnce like the petition for Devil May Cry by Sony fanboys.
"We can do it guys and let Nomura make his horrible FF7 games for PLAY-STATIONS for the rest of his days leaving him in the dust!!!! I always HATED FF7, but my brothers I love Final Fantasy 4!!!!!!!!!!!! "
I hope you do know that A)Sakaguchi was also behined FF7, B) Nomura is working on the character desgins for Final Fantasy XIII which you want so much to come to the 360, C) Nomura is the overall person in charge of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and D) Nomura created and is still working on the Kingdom Hearts Series.
Also quit it with the Fanboy rant.
"Lost Odyssey certainly has that trademark Square Enix polish down pat, doesn't it?"
no it really doesn't. It doesn't look anything like final fantasy in terms of art style, only in the way it has lots of characters, but then how mang jprgs have a huge group of characters on an adventure.
If capcom were making this game the links between FF would cease. There is a sea of jrpgs and lost odyssey is right in the middle of it. Not to say it looks utterly generic, just that it doesn't have that OMG wow square-rpg FF feel to it(if it did, it'd be a lot more hyped we all know this), neither does FF last remnant.
FF is infinitely more grandiose in every sense. That doesn't always lead to the game being perfect however(ff12), i'm just talking about the feel of the game; it's look.
when i first saw the trailer to FFversus13 i thought wow this is a squeenix rpg. A modern day tokyo-esque showdown with a dude who summons a hurricane of swords. When i saw the 13 trailer with the train and those floating green structures, the bizzarre web of train tracks, the female protgaonist fighting with the slow mo, the fireball, the hastega, the dynamic camera i thought wow squeenix rpg.
lol awesome idea, oh & superrpg guy I honestly believe they would seriously jump ship anyway lol what better way then to help them along, those damn FF7 spinoff games should be left to nomura or whoever the hell that freak is......
I love FF2 and tactics hahahahahaha!!!!
Nomura created Kingdom Hearts and is creating FF VS XIII.
The combat kind of seems like FF8 to me, even though most people above me here bring up Xenosaga, which i havn`t played so i don`t know about that.
I`m sure this will be one of the RPG`s to pick up next year for the 360.
looks like a good RPG but I HATE the character design. Why can't the japanese devs just do something original but more simple? They all look like cannibal surfer mermaids or something
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