Lost Odyssey is “better than loving a real person”

By Spencer . February 13, 2008 . 11:24am

msftvday.jpgLonely on Valentine’s Day? Singapore’s Xbox division understands and takes this opportunity to suggest games with strong single player elements for “you to become lost in for the duration of Valentine's Day.” This is a marketing list, but the tongue-in-cheek humor makes it notable. For instance, “Lost Odyssey should provide more than enough material for you to sequester yourself in a dark room for the entire week, let alone the day. You might even fall in love with the enthralling story and expansive landscapes, which is better than loving a real person, because the game won't squeeze the toothpaste from the middle of the tube.” (Well when it is explained that way….)


The best quote is about Portal, which the author claims is “the cheap date of the gaming industry, but boy, does it put out.” Even though this is a joke, I wonder what would happen if Microsoft’s North American Xbox division said something similar about Portal, Halo or any other Xbox 360 title.

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  • Aoshi00

    Lol, that’s pretty funny. Lost Odyssey is indeed an awesome game, I found myself playing it at nights after work for a couple of weeks, not many RPGs make me do it these days.

    Another angle to spin it though, is that you could get your girlfriend or wife to watch some emotional scenes w/ you and cry together, as the game is pretty good at pulling one’s heart string.

  • Carmen

    Pretty funny!

  • I may not have played Lost Odyssey (and I may get flamed for this), but I just don’t find its concept interesting like any console JRPGs. It may be long on the story (which I’m sure is terrific), but I’m sure it’s really short on the gameplay. I’ve tried so hard to like these types of games, but they don’t have much to offer me.

    I think the subgenre should be renamed “Interactive-movie-with-random-battles-after-every-few steps.”

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