Parents' Guide to

Lost Odyssey

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

A very good fantasy RPG with a few glitches.

Game Xbox 360 2008
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Nobody knows this game. WHY?!?

This is a very good game with a few glitches. Sadly because of these minor glitches, this game has gone unrecognised and unloved by the public, which I find annoying as this is a pretty good game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This story is decent, as the longhaired lieutenant struggles to unlock his memories and shape his future, but it's the character development, dialogue, and movie-like sequences that will keep players intrigued throughout the course of the tale. This game world is so big it ships on four DVDs, and takes place between many locations, though they're mainly clichéd RPG environments including towns, forests, and caves.

While LOST ODYSSEY showcases gorgeous graphics, complete with very unique "costumes" worn by characters, the frame rate – referring to how smooth the onscreen motion is – stutters quite a bit during busy scenes. Also troublesome is having to sit through many load screens and swap discs to continue the adventure. These technical shortcomings remind you you're playing a game and detract from the overall experience, but they are not enough to give the game two thumbs down. Lost Odyssey feels derivative but even so, it is a very good fantasy role-playing game that should satiate demanding fans of the genre.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: February 13, 2008
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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