Xbox 360

Lost Odyssey’s dream sequences or North America’s introduction to sound novels


Besides releasing Mystery Dungeon games Chunsoft is also well known for making sound novels. The experience is very much like reading a book, only in an atmospheric setting with a gentle soundtrack. When Kaim dreams players are treated to interactive prose peppered with PowerPoint-like text transitions. While the moving text has new effects (and probably related to Office 2007) the Thousand Year Dream sequences are probably the closest thing to a sound novel in North America.


In case you haven’t seen one of the dream sequences in Lost Odyssey skip to around two minutes and forty seconds in the clip below. I think this should be self-evident, but since this is a story sequence there are spoilers in the video.



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