First Lost Odyssey review: Famitsu Xbox 360 9/8/8/8

The special Xbox 360 version of the most popular games magazine in Japan has just hit store shelves and its always interesting to look at the review scores. In the latest issue, Xbox 360 cracker Lost Odyssey was reviewed for the first time, and rewarded with 9/8/8/8 which brings its total to 33/40 which equals 8.25/10. Other games that have been reviewed are Guilty Gear 2, Virtua Fighter 5, Kingdom Under Fire, Conan, Stuntman and Viva Pinata Party Animals.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Xbox 360, Konami): 9 / 9 / 8 / 8 - (34/40)
Guilty Gear 2 Overture (Xbox 360, Arc System Works): 6 / 7 / 5 / 7 - (25/40)
Lost Odyssey (Xbox 360, Microsoft): 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (33/40)
Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360, Sega): 7 / 8 / 9 / 8 - (32/40)
Conan (Xbox 360, THQ): 6 / 5 / 5 / 6 - (22/40)
Momotarou Dentetsu 16 Gold (Xbox 360, Hudson): 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (32/40)
Atsumare! Viva Pinata - Let's Party (Xbox 360, Microsoft): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (28/40)
Stuntman Ignition (Xbox 360, THQ): 8 / 8 / 6 / 8 - (30/40)
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom (Xbox 360, Microsoft): 7 / 8 / 6 / 6 - (27/40)

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sonarus4716d ago

not to bad i expected higher famitsue reviews. i expect this to be the highest selling game in japan for xbox 360. doubt it will outsell blue dragon though

cloud360-7th_account4716d ago (Edited 4716d ago )

really its 5/7/7/6

but becoz of MS its gone higher. Vg industry has gone rotten becoz of MS's practices

cloud360-7th_account4716d ago (Edited 4716d ago )

If i had an xbox i wud definatley buy this. Rpg games are better thabn FPS.

BUY THIS....Xbox fanatic or its over for JRPG's on the 360

TheSadTruth4716d ago

this is disappointing to say the least.. was hoping this would be revolutionary or something.. or at least on par with what Square puts out

oh well

HarryEtTubMan4715d ago

This got 8's... Square gets 10's. I don't know any other Rpg company that can get 10's except Level 5. They are RPG Elitists also.


This soon in the life cycle? lolthe 360 will sersiouly be lucky to sell 40 million consoles this generation. Poor RROD junkbox

tplarkin74715d ago

Sony paid radio stations to play their music (J Lo). Google it if you don't believe me.

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CrazzyMan4716d ago

Just a GOOD game, nothing more.
Anyway, if this is clone of FFX, then i expect 5 from EDGE. =))

Looks like.. LO will have to wait. =)

toughNAME4716d ago

just like HS, Warhawk, R&C, Folklore, Uncharted

all good games...and nothing more.

according to your logic

CrazzyMan4716d ago

Warhawk - Multiplayer ver 2.0 © IGN.
Uncharted - Best graphics on consoles © Game Trailers.
Ratchet - Pixar-like graphics © 1up.

And looks like LO, just a clone of FF, nothing more.

mesh14715d ago

metacritic /gameranking disagrees with u un uncharted it says its a garbage GAME go check ur self poor reviews mass effect /halo3/bioshock are light years from unbcharted which is a crap game at best

CrazzyMan4715d ago

heh, "metacritic /gameranking" lol, M$ are buying scores, it`s simple.
Giving ME 10, is really biased. I mean, game is great, But not PERFECT 10, game has issues and that s a FACT. So, most M$ games scores are bought by M$. Nothning new here.

p.s. lol, you can disagree with © of 1up, IGN, GT. I don`t care, that just some facts said about games. =)

creeping judas4715d ago

any proof of this? buying reviews. Id like to read about that.

toughNAME4715d ago

"M$ are buying scores, it`s simple"

Do you realize how INCREDIBLY stupid you sound?

CrazzyMan4715d ago

The game which has texture Problem, framerate Problem, long downloading Problem, Supid Team mate AI Problem can`t get PERFECT 10 score, unless the score is bought.
The game is Great, BUT not PERFECT 10. The end.

BruceLeroy4715d ago

I would have to say he sounds as stupid as you ToughName. Both of you are stupid fanboys with no lives. Do we really need to argue over review scores? Seriously, you guys need to grow up.

Grassroots4715d ago

@ Mesh1,
While someone that hasn't played Uncharted would call it a crap game and who in their right mind calls a 88% score average a crap game? You sir are delusional. Halo3 is more of a crap game, while I'll give you Bioshock, and Mass Effect are great games. Still funny how the lowest score for Mass Effect is a 7/10 while Uncharted is a solid 8. Someone thought it was a crappier game than Uncharted. Right now while playing all the game you love to list as stellar game, Uncharted has been the BEST experience yet. Still haven't played ME so that might change in a few weeks. To end this little rant Uncharted is by far anything but a crap game.

creeping judas4715d ago

im still looking for proof that Microsoft buys reviews, or vice versa Sony buys reviews!!!

if any one can prove this, then id say shame on the company. if you cant prove it, then dont shoot your mouth off about it.

CrazzyMan4715d ago

that Mass effect, which has texture Problems, framerate Problems, long downloading Problems, Supid Team mate AI Problems get PERFECT 10 score???
The game HAS issues, But still it gets a PERFECT score. It`s a nonsense!

toughNAME4715d ago

he wants an answer...not a rant.

so...wheres the proof that Sony and/or Microsoft are paying reviewers off?

ry-guy4715d ago

Perhaps Mass Effect got a perfect 10 from someone because in their book, right now Mass Effect is an excellent RPG?

I wasn't aware that RPGs were upheld to the same criteria that FPS are. Or perhaps Puzzle games?

The texture loading and the so called framerate issues (which I have seen none of) never detract from the game itself. And if you're playing Mass Effect for its Team AI abilities you are deluisial.

The game is being graded on its other merits like perhaps a top notch story.

If we graded RPGs sheerly by graphics, FFVII would have lower scores. The character models had jaggy issues as well as some weird animations with those characters. Don't get me wrong, FFVII is a GREAT game but if you were rating it would you give it a 7 because of graphical issues? No. You wouldn't. Yes, I know the backgrounds were amazing. Some of my favorite desktops come from that game.

Saint Sony4715d ago

So you think all the reviewers are like some bloody gods that won't give unrealistic scores unless they are paid to do so?

Go back living in that barrel or fishbowl.

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Tommie4716d ago

I had expected higher scores. Then again, Lost Odyssey is ranked #7 in the Famitsu Most Wanted chart, two week before release. Blue Dragon at that time, was at something like #18. So I expect double Blue Dragon sales, or atleast equal.

sonarus4716d ago

bluedragon is the highest selling 360 game was also the first 360 game that japanese gamers really wanted to play. sold more in Japan than it did in NA despite xbox large install base

Douchebaggery4716d ago

I hope they localize it fast for NA, I can't wait to play that game.

WilliamRLBaker4715d ago

fast localization=crap localization

Even square cannot get past this, I hope they spend all the time they need to get the localization right and take on an attitude of :it will be finished when its finished:.

tplarkin74715d ago

LO was to be a worldwide launch, so it has likely been through most (or all) of the localization. I think LO was moved to Feb in the west due to Mass Effect. We have already seen trailers in english.

toughNAME4716d ago

Even though its 360 exclusive..and even though I'm like the biggest 'xbot'..

I have never found a Japanese made game to be worth $60
Dead Rising was close, oh so close

But I expect to pass on this game... regardless of how many reviewers MS pays off (haha couldnt help myself there:P)

moses4716d ago

Dead rising was worth it for me, that's about it.

tplarkin74715d ago

I want to like Japanese games, but they always fall short when compared to western games. Compare Mass Effect and Oblivion to Blue Dragon and Eternal Sonata. I have beat all of them (50% thru Mass Effect), and I can say that Japan is complacent. They have great artists, but stagnant game engines.

I also beat Dead Rising several times, and I agree that it fell just shy of being worth $60. The first half was amazing and the second half was terrible.