Lost Odyssey

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Lost Odyssey


Japanese style RPG comes to the 360.

All that is gold does not glitter…

Ahh yes, Microsoft’s Xbox 360. It is a very respectable system if I may say so myself. Many in North America still believe that it may prove to be the winner in this current console battle. One thing that both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox before it have lacked however is a Japanese style RPG. Although success has been achieved by such games like Fable and Oblivion, we have yet to see a very good Final Fantasy style game arrive on any of Microsoft’s systems.

It has thus been with great hype and patience that fans of Japanese RPGs have been waiting for Lost Odyssey, the brainchild of the man who is called the father of Final Fantasy: Hironobu Sakaguchi. Could this game be the one Microsoft supporters have been waiting for?

Lost Odyssey, a game developed by Mistwalker/Feel Plus studios and published by Microsoft, will pretty much be the first adult traditional Japanese style RPG that has come to the Xbox 360. Much hype was made a short while ago about Mistwalker’s previous title Blue Dragon. Sadly, Blue Dragon ended up being somewhat disappointing although it is fair to point out that most of the Xbox fan base is of an older demographic and Blue Dragon was clearly targeted at younger audiences. With Lost Odyssey we see the trend moving towards a more grown up and serious theme and this should have many RPG fans excited.

The old that is strong does not wither…

What we know so far about the game is that the main character goes by the name Kaim. He is an immortal being that has lived for 1000 years. The kick is that Kaim has just recently lost all of his memories, so the quest begins with this hardened warrior setting out on an epic quest to regain these lost memories and get his life back on track before his 1001st birthday party. Needless to say, with 1000 years of memories to track down and find, this game could prove to be a lengthy one indeed. Not to mention the side quests and storylines that are sure to be thrown in the mix as well.

As you progress through the game Kaim will encounter various friends and enemies, some who will join up with your party to help Kaim find his memories. We are also told that you will run into another immortal by the name of Seth (a female) who has also lost her memories. Generally, the rule of thumb in the game will be that there are only two ways that you can recover your memories. Some will be revealed through the natural progression of the story while most of the others will come back to the main character in dreams that will have to be triggered by talking to the right NPCs at the right times.