We come back like every week in our favorite retro section. And do every Tuesday we take advantage and We opened the Memory Chest to find games that kept us enjoying for hours and hours. In addition, today we have to specifically talk about a game in which the number of hours was just brutal. Today we have to talk about Lost odyssey.
Lost odyssey was a game that arrived on Xbox 360 in 2007. The game was developed by the Mistwalker company, also creator of another classic like Blue dragon. The company had real veterans of the JRPG genre, such as Sakaguchi o Nobuo Uematsu. The two creators had been in the saga for many years Final fantasy
What contributed Lost odyssey?
Lost odyssey It was a great game in every way and there was a lot to contribute back then. This is something really interesting, because the JRPG formula usually appears almost unchanged. In this direction, Lost odysseyDespite maintaining a classic combat format, i.e. turn-based combat, it includes some very interesting mechanics.
From using rings to gain capabilities, to placing our units strategically to improve our defense. Also, the game uses your story to introduce a truly unique character system. On the one hand, we will have characters called immortals. These characters are unable to learn new skills on their own and will have to learn them through the use of props such as these rings that we have already advanced. However, immortals, if they fall in battle, can revive after two turns of the same.
On the other hand, we have the mortal characters, who will learn skills through a classic level. All this, is explained during the adventure, in fact our protagonist, Kaim, is one of those immortals
What has this meant for the industry?
Lost odyssey had a great impact on the industry, and despite being a seriously abused game in its day, the game is remembered as a true gem. It is not for less, both this title and Blue dragon
Lost odyssey meant a step forward in the industry, a step towards the idea of generating new worlds and stories. On top of that, we are faced with a game that, as we said before, has a really mature approach. Her story is therefore really well worked out and carries an excellent message. All this seasoned with a fantastic design of characters and enemies, which takes us fully into a magical world.
Also, Lost odyssey collected the essence of the most classic JRPGs and brought them to Xbox. Unfortunately, Lost odyssey He didn’t have the expected sales and we don’t have any follow-up or other business work. A real shame and something that was perhaps unthinkable today thanks to the perks offered by Xbox Game Pass. As always, we ship to Joniboss to enjoy authentic gems from the past.