So the day before it was due out here, I headed down to JB Hi-Fi to see if mayhaps they had the game in early. Sure enough they did and they were selling it at a much cheaper price than listed on a couple of the online stores. So I immediately bought it! Its 4 discs in length which kind of surprised me considering its for a next gen console (X-Box 360), however I could see why when I started playing it. Fantastic graphics and effects, and obviously an immensely huge world. Since the main character, Kaim, is an immortal, the game is likely to go on for quite a while as you search for his lost memories (as well as battle foes and stuff). I have only spent two nights on it so far, I put it on hold while I updated Animay as well as upgraded a few things. I also checked out Sims 2 on my PC to see how well it played with the new graphics card, and its a definite improvement!
Anyway, back to Lost Odyssey! I’m thoroughly enjoying it, though the bosses have had to kill me a few times before I can work out how to defeat them lol. As the game came out in Australia before the US (its due out on the 12th Feb and I got it on the 6th Feb) there are no game guides or FAQs to help give you hints on how to battle these larger monsters. All the other beasties that we fight are no problem, but the Bosses… On discovering how to defeat the first boss after several attempts, I tried to use the same technique on the second Boss but to no avail lol. Figures! But that’s the fun in playing these new games, getting killed multiple times until you find a way to defeat the boss :p
Although the graphics have great eye-candy, the animation that’s done for these characters is not anything new, and like a lot of these types of games, the characters have very slight emotions animated on their faces. The voices for the characters can be heard in either English, Japanese or Korean, with subtitles for all three. The storyline is interesting in itself, the dream ‘sequences’ are mostly text that appears on the screen describing the imagery and revealing more of Kaim’s past through his memories. These are more to evoke an emotion in the player I think, I’m not sure if there will be any more visual dream sequences that will appear, but there are four discs worth so that’s bound to happen.
Did not pick up FFXII again – which is not surprising since I got the Lost Odyssey game lol. Nevermind, I will go back to play it, perhaps I’ll alternate between the two.