Lost Odyssey
x360a Review: Lost Odyssey
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Well, Mistwalker are back on our consoles and they have some mighty big shoes to fill after their last title, Blue Dragon. High standards were set, so the real question seems to be, can they out do themselves or did they peak too early? How good, really is the four disc mammoth title that is Lost Odyssey? Well, quit reading this and go read the review. Enjoy!

Read the full Lost Odyssey review here.


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Comment #1 by DustyStorm
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:07:15 PM
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I played this game at my friend's house, and it looks amazing. I cant wait to buy this sucker.

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Comment #2 by ASTROBL4ACK
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:07:39 PM
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Sounds good to me, I'm pretty pumped to start playing this.

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Comment #3 by JakofAllAces
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:11:34 PM
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i liked the commercial i hope the games is as good

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Comment #4 by Homicide
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:11:43 PM
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I was wondering should I buy this game. I might buy it soon.

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Comment #5 by Kotaro-Fuma
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:18:05 PM
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Haha! this game is awesome I love it!
If your in UK and killing yourself wating for this game, get the Japanese version from Ebay or something it works! region free!
Is how I'm playing it XD

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Comment #6 by Otisbum
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:29:23 PM
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You did a great job with this Alan. Can't wait to get this when I find some money.

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Comment #7 by Zarkaaus
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:32:39 PM
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Wow it looks amazing, once I get some time I'm gonna jump right into this sucker.

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Comment #8 by justinb24
Monday, February 18, 2008 @ 11:54:23 PM
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I just bought this game and pretty much agree with the review. This game is fun and really amazing. Ive been hooked ever since the opening scene.

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Comment #9 by Matrarch
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:07:00 AM
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I pre-ordered this game but really just sunk my teeth into yesterday. I read alot of the reviews that gave it middling scores and found that they were all giving it poor scores for being exactly what it aimed to be: a (largely) traditional JRPG. It's refreshing to read a review that looks at it as a representative of its genre as opposed to some unpromised ideal. Great review. :)

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Comment #10 by patches4711
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:30:37 AM
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Great Review!! I started playing this game today and it is amazing.

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Comment #11 by Acrid Placidity
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:38:01 AM
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I thought a lot of the story was drawn out and some of it isn't necessary and could be shortened. I found FF 9 to be funner because the tone wasn't as serious. This seems more like FF8 to me. However, I do like the battling and spells in this game. Leveling characters is a fun aspect of any RPG. Hopefully the story picks up sometime soon or I'm just gonna start skipping the cinemas.

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Comment #12 by Axe Argonian
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:39:21 AM
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Nah,I believe that this review and the other RPG reviews should have been lower. Did this revolutionize RPG gaming as we know it? No,it was just a same-old-same-old RPG formula with an interesting story. It did not revolutionize like Mass Effect. If I had money growing on trees,I would buy this. Since I don't,I'm waiting until March for a truly awesome game. *cough* Condemned 2 *cough*

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Comment #13 by James03
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:41:20 AM
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A bit overrated but I'm not complaining, if it's an enjoyable and easy 1k I'll get it.

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Comment #14 by Deyankees1
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:42:58 AM
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Thanks to Pants I will now be getting this game tomorrow great review.

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Comment #15 by highpass
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:47:42 AM
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Axe: read Matrarch's comment, he sums it up perfectly. It never promised to revolutionise anything and has always been seen as a traditional JRPG with a few differences added in such as the ring system, and it obviously delivered in that sense much like the rehashed FF3 & FF4 did for the DS. Had we expected anything different i'd agree with you, but as it stands it's still a very underrated title and the best of its kind on the 360 so far... really a must buy for any JRPG-loving 360 owner.

I liked the fact the story was more mature than most games in this genre of late, i'm fed up with leather-loving skinny emo characters and their tedious desires to save the world or of course find the same old four magic crystals.

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Comment #16 by PhatElvisOfPain
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 12:52:28 AM
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This game is amazing! Much better than Blue Dragon. The future's bright for Mistwalker

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Comment #17 by Axe Argonian
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 01:03:09 AM
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Good point,but how can you give a same-old-same-old a 94? Seems a bit high to me. Eternal Sonata was at least unique,but whatever.

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Comment #18 by ghostalexc
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 01:19:30 AM
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what an amazing game!!!!!!!!1

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Comment #19 by sostra
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 01:20:21 AM
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I just played the first 2 hours or so of the game. It really is cool. The story pulls you right in, I love the batle system too. If you love RPG and own a 360, get this game!

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Comment #20 by highpass
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 01:43:03 AM
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Axe: I do see what you're saying but if we were to slate games for being same-old-same-old almost every FPS under the sun would score 3.6/100... We ought base our opinions on how well they deliver that same-old experience, and in my opinion LO really excels there. Even if you don't agree with that point of view, you could also look at it in the sense that there are only, what, a handful of games in this genre on the 360... of which LO surpasses them all in story alone. Each to their own i 'spose, fair enough if you weren't that impressed with it.

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Comment #21 by Chrome30
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 01:43:11 AM
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I been playing this game non-stop since release and let me tell you this...if you want a RPG experience you better go trade in some games...break that piggy bank or whatever you have to do to get your hands on this. You will not be disappointed. This is a must have for the RPG fan. Get it!! Have fun!!

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Comment #22 by The Danielnator
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 03:00:11 AM
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Score is WAY TOO HIGH, the game is not even an 80.. on any scale..

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Comment #23 by highpass
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 03:02:51 AM
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Usually helps people agree with you if you explain why you think that...

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Comment #24 by mksystem74
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 03:10:19 AM
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Great review

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Comment #25 by omegamustard
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 03:33:16 AM
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sounds really good, i really want to check it out now.

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Comment #26 by ArmyOfPie
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 03:39:08 AM
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I'd buy this game if I didn't have other things I had to buy. :(

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Comment #27 by The Danielnator
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 04:07:16 AM
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I dont feel like arguing because theres obviously jap turn based fan boys here and thats fine, i dont want to start a fight i just hated it.

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Comment #28 by CriscoDisco878
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 04:31:26 AM
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i literally love this game, it lives up to its potential and its a great review from x360a.

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Comment #29 by Chrome30
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 04:39:11 AM
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If you offer valid points I am sure nobody would knock you for it. It is your right to have an opinion. The story alone is an 8, if you take the time to get into the game.

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Comment #30 by Denny Crane
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 04:40:47 AM
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all i have to say is: learn to review.

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Comment #31 by highpass
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 06:38:48 AM
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All common sense has to say is: learn to be constructive. That comment is useless without explanation.

Danielnator: Are you saying you can't stand it simply because it's a turn-based game? That's fine, but doesn't mean the game is crap compared to other games in the same genre... just crap for you. No one is going to fight with your opinion.

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Comment #32 by litepink
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 07:33:09 AM
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Axe Argoian- comment 12...YES!! Condemned 2! I know this thread is for the LO review, but he's right, save your pennies for Condemned 2 instead. Or, spend $20 on the first Condemned and save 40 bux.

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Comment #33 by InFlames
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 08:52:52 AM
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I have been waiting so long for this game...cant wait to play!

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Comment #34 by Dillsauce
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 09:08:10 AM
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this game is awesome, just a little into the first disc and im very impressed. you actually have to use strategy which is refreshing! and another plus, the graphics are fucking incredible.

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Comment #35 by papochini
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 10:11:07 AM
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the game looks cool for me but i do think is a bit overrated but anyway is a great JRPG for a console that has very few so welcome Lost Odyssey

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Comment #36 by broken serenity
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 11:01:45 AM
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the amount of whiney fps freaks who feel they have to come on every game thats not one of there beloved fps games posts is sickening, seriously the console is there for more than just shooters people, maybe you should try a few of the other games instead of the same pointless idea day after day!

as for the buy condemned thing i agree but only coz your obviously a prat who cant play rps coz there to complicated or something :) buy both of the games if u really want condemned and this and if u cant afford both then leave one for now its bound to drop in pirce anyway.

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Comment #37 by ASTROBL4ACK
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 11:33:03 AM
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Different strokes for different folks. By the looks of it, this is a hardcore RPG players dream.

As stated in the review, this game far surpass's Blue Dragon and Eternal Sonata, therefore it should recieve a higher score, Pants even said, he's not comparing this to the likes of Gears or COD, but to it's collueges of the genre.

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Comment #38 by vulkean
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 01:10:27 PM
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Great review Pants, you have convinced me to buy this game now, although i'm still wondering about the four discs, how often do you need to swap them?

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Comment #39 by SK Beans
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 02:03:27 PM
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x60a's reviews are complete bullshit! Lost Oddysey over Halo? Hell, saying Gears of War is better than Halo is bullshit! Bioshock deserved its rating, and then some, but Halo deserved WAY more than Gears and fucking Lost Odyssey!

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Comment #40 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 02:08:39 PM
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SK, I reviewed both this and Halo 3. Like I said, I don't compare games of different genres, and neither should you. I never said this game was better than Halo, nor did it even receive a score better than Halo. As an RPG, this is a 94, better than any other RPG on this system right now.

Also, that Gears vs. Halo comment is just fanboy BS. I happen to agree with you, but it has no foundation.

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Comment #41 by jaycarrell
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 02:47:12 PM
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Another high review. You guys need to be a little more critical. I'm sure it's a good game, but when all the reviews are high it makes them less reliable (I'm sure since you review a limited number of games you only do the good ones). Thanks for the good write up though.

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Comment #42 by enter course
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 03:41:29 PM
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I'm a little surprised by this high score, if only because it's the kindest review I have read of this game. I realize the irony in complaining about a game who's gameplay is identical to about 10-20 games that I still regularly play, but the biggest complaint I've heard about Lost Odyssey is that it is just a prettier Final Fantasy game due to its format. My question to the reviewer would be, assuming you've played your share of RPGs, does the fact that it's the standard affair as far as battles and gameplay, etc, detract from the game for you at all? I know that personally I can play nearly any game in the final fantasy series and not be jaded by the fact that each one plays nearly identically, but I suppose I've unconciously become skeptical of this game due to the large number of compl

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Comment #43 by highpass
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 03:43:27 PM
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vulkean: You only need to change each disc once. After reaching the 4th, that's it, and you can freely travel anywhere on the previous discs without changing a disc again.

Jaycarrell: Over half our catalogue is rated "mediocre" or less, a few of which lower than 30. We do tend to focus more on the decent upcoming titles because those are obviously what most of the general user base is interested in, but trust we try to be critical where it counts (Trophy Bucks for example - complete arse hair).

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Comment #44 by jackanape
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 04:06:40 PM
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As an RPG alone this is a good game. Why are people comparing it to an FPS when they are nothing alike? Plus, saying reviews are too high is a bit much - I gave Trophy Bucks 23, and Crash only 68 even though I really enjoyed it. To anyone knocking the reviewer - submit your own in the forums and we'll see how good you are. You may well make the team.

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Comment #45 by vulkean
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 04:17:43 PM
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Thanks for clearing that up Highpass, I think i'm gunna go buy this game soon.
Keep up the good reviews guys.

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Comment #46 by Webb [STAFF]
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 04:46:03 PM
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Hey, lets play spot the Halo fanboy :P

SK Beans anyone? lol Halo 3 is garbage anyway ;)

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Comment #47 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 05:28:03 PM
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@enter course: I've played about every RPG I could get my hands on since the NES and forward. Games like Earthbound and Chrono Trigger have been played through a dozen times or more... this is a fairly traditional RPG, but to be honest, it's hard to make an un-traditional one these days. For what it is, it's damn near perfect and a joy to play throughout. That simple fact garners it a high score in my book. (Obviously. :P)

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Comment #48 by Mr Arrow
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 05:31:48 PM
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No Webb it's totally okay...he's talking about those idiots over at x60a. We all know those guys are a bunch of TOOLS.

I'm sure he loves it here at x360a....who could confuse the two?

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Comment #49 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 05:34:27 PM
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Also, why does the fact that it might have been done before automatically mean it shouldn't have a high score like this? Halo 3 for example. Some people go nuts when it gets a low score, but it's basically a fresh Halo 2. I gave it a 95, despite the few changes it actually brought to the series. It just did what it did very well, I thought.

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Comment #50 by bulletman
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 05:47:22 PM
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This bang out of order purely because I havent got it yet ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #51 by Ruthless
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 05:53:59 PM
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Bang on Webb!!! Halo is shit well its ok, id give it a 75 for the singleplayer/co-op but multiplayer is gash!!! Gears id giive a 96 as it is THE BEST GAME EVER MADE online and offline!!! Havent played LO yet but i will give it a go but i only like RPGs like oblivion really, oh and ones with easy GamerScore ; )

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Comment #52 by ezekiel 08
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 06:17:14 PM
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^^ Which RPG have as easy GS as the sports games? Well, none of the Jap ones that's for sure. If you like Gears and haven't played any JAP turn-based RGP's than you might be in for a shock, they're allot different to Western games and you will be doing the same thing over and over through the game. I myself really enjoy turn-based RPG's along with more conventional RPG. Anything where you can level up, learn skills and horde items is a great game in my book!

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Comment #53 by Mr Arrow
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 06:17:34 PM
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Webb........ R.I.P. the art of Sarcasm.....

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Comment #54 by cooldude7011
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 07:49:55 PM
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good reveiw can't wait to buy this game looks amazing =]

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Comment #55 by GalrenCreptus
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 09:39:54 PM
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To all who bad mouth the reviews and just say learn to review, learn to give a reason why you think differently otherwise your input is meaningless.

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Comment #56 by EL1TExWARRIOR
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 09:49:55 PM
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WOW, is it really that good???

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Comment #57 by Jake_Jenova
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 10:17:07 PM
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Great review, I want the game so bad but gah I dont have the money right now =[

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Comment #58 by Birky
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 10:27:23 PM
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Great review, Alan. I am really starting to enjoy RPG's and this looks like it might get a purchase form me :) Sorry about all the jerks saying the review sucks, I think it is grand.

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Comment #59 by Axe Argonian
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @ 11:18:37 PM
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You may be right,but Lost Odyssey doesn't add anything new. At least games like BioShock,Gears of War,Halo 3 (Forge,4 online co-op,and saved films),and Mass Effect IMPROVED on what they did and added new stuff. Now,don't get me wrong;I'm sure that LO is a very fun RPG experiance,but I personally don't think that it deserved a review like that.

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Comment #60 by jackanape
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 10:19:25 AM
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Halo 3 added very little new in my opinion, not saying I don't love the game but it's hardly groundbreaking in any regard. Yet you'll defend it to the hilt. If LO does everything it can do in an exceptional manner then it deserves a good score, plus with the dearth of RPG's in general its about time we had one good one.

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Comment #61 by T Mac AK42
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 11:11:19 AM
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I wasn't considering buying this game but it sounds awesome... there are just too many good games coming out

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Comment #62 by Webb [STAFF]
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 01:58:49 PM
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lol @ Arrow

"(Forge,4 online co-op,and saved films)"

They are all gimmicks... In what way does that add anything new to the gameplay? How can every game be rated on the new things it brings to the genre, the simple fact is, that very few games bring anything new to a genre these days, so rating a game on that is frankly laughable.

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Comment #63 by zombieflamingo
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 03:55:37 PM
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lost odyssey is the best turn based rpg on the 360, the only thing that annoyed me about it is that it is extremely obvious who the bad guy is.

also i thought that halo 3 and gears of war were both very disapointing but thats mainly down to all the hype that it got, and could someone please point out something in a recent game that is new and hasent been done before.
as for the forge in halo its just a basic map editor, which was in timesplitters as well which is far better anyway, 4 player co-op online hell i could think of some ps2 games that done that ages ago like monster hunter and champions return to arms.and as for being able to record videos and take pictures werent you able to do that in burnout revenge ( i may be wrong have played it) and pc players have been able to do this

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Comment #64 by PerpetualHeaven
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 04:03:50 PM
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Problem here is people aren't realizing what an opinion is. This is one single review. ONE! We're always going to agree or disagree with plenty of reviews. You think I agree with the PDZ review? Heck no. I thought it deserved much higher but again, we must slow down and realize this is Pant's opinion. He thought it was a game that deserved this high. Anyways, great review Pants.

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Comment #65 by matthewmcg360
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 06:22:57 PM
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played this ages ago from the asian-english release, its good but it does get really really boring after awhile and the story is kinda shit.

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US February 12, 2008
Europe February 29, 2008
Japan December 06, 2007

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ESRB: Teen
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