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Lost Odyssey

Reviewing: Microsoft 4 X Dvd  |  Rating:
By thedudemjp on
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Creator of the hit Final Fantasy series Hironobu Sakaguchi returns to the game development world with his latest title Lost Odyssey. Set in a sort of steampunkish meets magic era, an immortal by the name of Kaim sets out to regain his memories and answer the question as to why he is different.

Lost Odyssey doesn't do much to set itself apart from the typical turn-based JRPG genre which is both good or bad depending on which way you look at it. The Xbox 360 doesn't have many JRPGs so those who are new to the genre may find it's turn-based fighting system and some what cliched story line refreshing in comparison with the dystopian/utopian future shooters that have been coming out in barrelfulls lately. The music is excellent and the voice acting despite annoying at times is better than most voice acting that you hear in that genre which is usually downright awful. Thankfully the art style isn't the typical anime setup but is more in a league of it's own. The steampunk idea has influenced a lot of the architecture, monsters, and clothing in the game. It's quite original looking which is nice.

If you haven't played a JRPG in like 2 years, pick it up. It's a nice change of pace and it'll hold you over for awhile until one of the bigger titles of the year is coming out.