Thursday, March 27, 2008

Xbox 360 - Lost Odyssey

Lost Odyssey by Microsoft Studios

Even though Lost Odyssey is 3 discs long, this review is short and sweet. If you like Final Fantasy VII, get Lost Odyssey. It is, for all intents and purposes, a clone of Final Fantasy VII.. not quite as well done, of course. If you didn't like Final Fantasy VII or are not a fan of turn-based games, skip Lost Odyssey.

This game claims to be an RPG, but Mass Effect and Oblivion are more an RPG than this is. This game is basically turn based random encounters to level up. This game has much more in common with Pokemon than it does Oblivion. There's really very little in the way of questing. So, expect mostly random encounters, like Pokemon.

The controls work reasonably well and the fighting system works well enough if you happen to like turn-based Final Fantasy style gaming. Note, if you want a more detailed review, leave a comment letting me know and I will review this game in excruciating detail.


  • Gameplay: 6/10 (too repetitive)
  • Sound/Music: 8/10
  • Controls: 9/10
  • Story: 4/10 (mostly encounters, little story)
  • Bang for the Buck: 8/10 (length, if you like this sort of game)
  • Overall: 4/10 (mostly for being unoriginal)

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