Tag Archives: lost odyssey
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 | 10:59 BST
Still have the original Mass Effect? Jolly smashing news for you, then: the game’s first DLC pack, Bring Down the Sky, has been discounted massively on Xbox Live Marketplace.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 14:12 BST
The Major brings word that the price of a bunch of Live DLC has been dropped in the wake of heavy Xbox 360 console price cutting in both Japan and the US this week.
Content for Forza 2, Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, Guitar Hero 3 and Beautiful Katamari is now cheaper, so get it while you can.
Full details through the link.
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 | 07:24 BST
According to Gaming Today, some bit of Lost Odyssey DLC are going to be released this week, presumably in the US. From the site:
New Downloadable Content for Lost Odyssey is coming to Xbox Live Marketplace April 25. There are three new items included in the DLC. “The Shattered Bond ” unlocks a new dream, the “Killer Machine” ring is forged to specialize in fighting against magic-powered weapons and a “Memory Lamp” for the upgraded Nautilus will allow you to view dreams.
We’ll find out tomorrow whether or not Europe will get this as well.
Mon, Apr 07, 2008 | 10:41 BST
According to Watch Impress, Microsoft’s going to release an 89Mb bit of DLC for Lost Odyssey on Thursday in Japan. We’re reading this through machine translation, so don’t blame us if it’s a bit sketchy. It looks as though it’s going to involve opening as area on the seabed in the fourth disc, and will cost 400 MS points. We’re sure someone that can read Japanese will provide a proper translation soon enough.
No idea if this is coming to the west. Just dropped MS a mail.
Update: Here you go.
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 | 08:21 BST
Lost Odyssey’s global project manager, Hees Kyung, has said that biggest challenge with Lost Odyssey was to convince gamers that 360 was also the home of the best JRPGs.
“The unique challenge that this game faced with was to arouse the excitement around the game community and to help lead them to believe that the best games including Japanese RPGs are available and exclusive on the Xbox 360,” he said in a Gamedaily interview.
It appears the challenge has been overcome, in America at least. With Lost Odyssey being the seventh biggest selling game in February in the US, Hees Kyung has every reason to feel pleased with its progress.
“We’re certainly excited about and proud of the momentum that we’ve seen with the title thus far,” he said. “This demonstrates the level of enthusiasm that the gaming community had in the game before its release. Our hope is that the game continues to sell and gamers beyond RPG fans embrace it.”
Microsoft made some headway with the title in Japan: the game was one of the few 360 releases to get into the charts in the anti-Xbox stronghold, debuting in sixth position when it launched last December. But it barely achieved 100,000 sales in total, with rival 360 RPG Blue Dragon outselling it by roughly double.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 | 07:30 GMT
Sounds like fans of Mistwalker RPG Lost Odyssey are in luck. According to the Nikkei, Microsoft is pleased with the game’s 100,000 sales in Japan and that the “series” will grow with time.
Logically, Microsoft needs its own Final Fantasy-style RPG franchise, and Lost Odyssey has been nothing if not contentious. The old skool role-player has divided players, some falling over themselves over the story, others screaming about the 10 year-old play mechanics.
Either way, looks as though you’re going to be seeing more of it. More is good in our books.
Mon, Feb 25, 2008 | 22:01 GMT
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 | 17:56 GMT
As you can see here, Gamespot decided not to change the score on its Lost Odyssey review, as reported here. Instead, the reviewer took a look at the load times on the retail version, agreed they were shorter than had been pointed out in the original review, made an edit and turned the light out.
Editor’s note 02/19/08: After posting this review GameSpot found that load times in the review version of Lost Odyssey were significantly longer than those in the retail game. We have amended the review accordingly and regret the original error.
And that’s that.
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 | 16:21 GMT
Mistwalker boss Hironobu Sakaguchi, developer of Xbox 360 RPG Lost Odyssey, has said that “risky” gameplay additions weren’t on the agenda for the game, and he wanted to instead focus on evoking emotion in the player.
“With Lost Odyssey I had a desire to make a game which could evoke the player’s emotion,” he said. “To pursue that desire, I decided to adopt my traditional style in game system rather than taking a risky attempt. It received a reputation as ‘the very first game I had tears in my eyes’ from Japanese players. I was most pleased by that comment.”
Lost Odyssey releases in the US tomorrow and in Europe on February 29.
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 22:52 GMT
While Mistwalker Xbox 360 RPG Lost Odyssey is alredy available in English for European Xbox 360′s via Play-Asia, Microsoft UK has confirmed that the game is still on track for its set European and US release dates.
“It’s still releasing in the US on the 12th Feb and here on the 29th Feb,” a spokesperson told VG247.
Last week’s Game Guru report, that said the title had been released in India on January 31 is being “investigated” by UK product managers, the PR said.
The game is attracting wide praise from those already playing it. We’re excited. You should be too.
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 11:45 GMT
Lost Odyssey’s now on sale on Play-Asia, in English, on a disc that will play on Japanese and European Xbox 360s. We’re still waiting to hear from Microsoft as to whether or not the games was released in India last week, but this looks as though Europeans can get what is apparently a sensational RPG right now for £25. You shouldn’t wait.
Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 16:10 GMT
It’s all happening in India. Not only is Mumbai gaming expo SKOAR! looking like it may be on the roadshow “map” next year, PS3 Euro chief David Reeves can’t stop going on about how great the country is and Square Enix is looking for acquires in the country, but, even better than all of that, Microsoft has released Mistwalker RPG Lost Odyssey for Xbox 360 there. You lucky Indians.
We’re not joking, either. While that Game Guru story sounds as though it’s built on an official announcement, this would appear to mean that India has the game before America and Europe, the European release date being February 29. Which sounds a bit odd. The report says the game released on January 31, comes with a month’s free Live sub and costs 1895 rupees, which equates to about £25. Just don’t blame us if this is all a bit “lost” in translation, OK?
We’ll call Microsoft on Monday.