The depth of Lost Odyssey’s 1,000 year dream

By Spencer . January 23, 2008 . 5:19pm

lodream.jpgLost Odyssey is about a group of immortals and it takes place far in the future where Kaim, the male protagonist, lost his memory. His past is detailed through a series of dream sequences called the 1,000 year dream. Players encounter these prose passages while playing Lost Odyssey and one of them can be downloaded over the Xbox Live Marketplace.


In Japan, 31 of these short stories were pasted together to make a 391 page novel called Eien wo Tabi Suru Mono ~ Lost Odyssey ~ Sen Nen no Yume (roughly Immortal Traveler ~ Lost Odyssey ~ Dream of a Thousand Years). It looks like the people who picked up the hardcover novel are thoroughly enjoying it in Japan. It’s got a 5 out of 5 star rating over at Amazon Japan, which isn’t bad at all! Perhaps, fan bias swayed the reviews since this is likely something fans of the game would be attracted to and also likely to remain in Japan. In North America we have to experience the 1,000 year dream the way Mistwalker intended it, actually playing through the game.

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  • Aoshi00

    Most of the reviewers from Amazon Jpn actually haven’t played the game and just read the novel.

    My book is on the way too. I’ve read thru 32 of them in-game (one from extra DLC), very beautifully written by the award-winning novelist Shigematsu Kiyoshi. Accompanied by Uematsu’s excellent soundtrack, I actually got tear-eyed from some of them. LO is a great game indeed, my time clocking near 100 hrs by almost finishing the sidequests.

    Call me crazy, but I’m pre-ordering the US copy too even though I beat this game alrdy.

  • CJ

    I love rpgs and books too, but geez 391 pages worth. Just publish the book. Also isn’t the game loaded with hours and hours of cut scenes…so between the two how much gameplay is left???

  • amanda

    i love this game but would also like to read the novel, any help for obtaining an english copy?

  • Jason

    please help! i need to find 2 copies of this book in english…
    i already played thru this game .. and i would so much like to read through this and share it with a friend of mine who is in prison.

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