Despite having a range of different genres, the Xbox 360 cannot seem to stop itself being associated with shooters. It's true that shooting games seem most at home on Microsoft's red ring machine, but the platform is certainly attempting to provide a variety of gameplay experiences. One area in which it has sorely been lacking is JRPGs -- scratch that -- good JRPGs.
Enchanted Arms was a flop, Blue Dragon is widely regarded as disappointing and Eternal Sonata, though an excellent stopgap, was not without its glaring faults and left fans wanting something more. Well, something more has arrived and it's come in the form of Mistwalker's Lost Odyssey.
Visually, Lost Odyssey is rather good looking, though not the prettiest title on the Xbox 360. There are nice effects, such as backgrounds and foregrounds moving in and out of focus as you move around the world, but ultimately it's nothing jaw dropping. The framerate issues are sadly true as well, with the 360 sometimes struggling to run it smoothly.
(Note 2 Scores were given by 2 reviewers. One was a 9, and the other was 8.)