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‘I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again’ – Lost Odyssey Review

(First published on Gamepad Magazine, 31st January 2011)

LOST ODYSSEY (2008) – MISTWALKER

Not enough people have played this game - don't you make that mistake as well
Not enough people have played this game – don’t you make that mistake as well

The classic Japanese RPG is somewhat of a dying breed. Whereas at one time it was considered ludicrous not to have a turn based system in an RPG, over the last decade Western RPG’s such as The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Mass Effect have shifted the goalposts, and sadly the JRPG started to die as new approaches to battling were introduced, primarily in the Final Fantasy series. Not every developer has been persuaded to change though: Mistwalker (a division of Microsoft headed up by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi) has continued the old fashioned trends, initially in Blue Dragon, and now in Lost Odyssey. The point is though, does it have the quality necessary to revive the genre? Continue reading ‘I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again’ – Lost Odyssey Review