By Patrick Joynt, Jan. 14, 2008:
• Spiffy: Well-written flashbacks; get to play immortals; classical combat.
• Iffy: Really old-school combat; pokey story pacing; overall rather derivative.
After playing through what is essentially the introduction of Lost Odyssey, GameSpy is expecting a game that will appeal to fans of classic RPGs. RPG fans who hailed Final Fantasy XII's radical design? Not so much.