Lost Odyssey Update
I definitely agree with you on the level design for most of the tunnels in Lost odyssey. They're so boring, tedious, and mind-numbing that I just stopped playing the game. I expected better from the creators from FFX, one of the greatest games I've ever played.
It has a great story, but holy christ, must the game be this lazily designed? Good luck, though. The Experimental Staff is just the beginning of repetitive torture.
Haven't read the entire post yet, but I thought I'd comment on the random encounters. When I was playing this game I noticed that I seemed to run into more battles when I was sprinting than when not. But yeah, even so, it seemed a little inconsistent sometimes.
Wow two seperate complaining threads about LO. One wasn't enough? What's the agenda here? I thought LO was fantastic in almost every way, as most others did. It's easily the best jrpg on 360 imo at least. If you don't like the game, stop playing it and move on. It obviously doesn't suit yur taste.
The golden age of the JRPG is over. The comparison to some of the sequences in VIII show very clearly where LO is lacking, but the fact that it is still as close to the PSX FFs than everything came after IX, for me, is more than enough to keep me entertained. On top of that, there are moments of outstanding audiovisual storytelling in the thousand years of dreams. (the ingame storytelling is embarrassing and insulting, but the combat system lets me accept that).
I am now in the awesome stage of being able to move on to the last chapter and beat the game, but choosing to roam the world and see everything there is to see while becoming ridiculously overpowered. Great stuff.
I'm stuck in LO..at the part where you gotta use Jansen, Ming, and the two kids for the second time, where you find the train and gotta go into the cave...all of them suck except one of the kids for heals (I don't remember there names) and I just constantly get destroyed.
" @CL60: I'm not sure which part of the game you're talking about. If its on disc 1-2 I'd help you if I could but I'm only at the beginning of disc 3. "It's disk 3 I think. It's not really that I need that much help, it's just that I rarely ever used the characters that it forces you to use and I constantly get raped in one hit by everything.
" @Nasar7 said:Ah I see. Luckily for me my main party is Kaim, Seth, Jansen, boy (Cooke?), and Ming. Never ever use girl (Ashe?). Sounds like it'll be a pain for me too." @CL60: I'm not sure which part of the game you're talking about. If its on disc 1-2 I'd help you if I could but I'm only at the beginning of disc 3. "It's disk 3 I think. It's not really that I need that much help, it's just that I rarely ever used the characters that it forces you to use and I constantly get raped in one hit by everything. "
The thing that annoys me the most is that to beat the final two bosses you need to be at least level 60. By the time you get to the point where you can do sidequests or fight gongora you're only around the 40's... Which obviously means you have to do sidequests to level up right? Except the problem is the side quest bosses require you to be level 65+ to beat. So you can't beat gongora because you're levels too low, and you can't level up to beat him because the sidequests are out of your league.
Hehe stumbled on this blog post and just had to say that I felt pretty much the exact same way about LO. I managed to make it to the end of the third disc before giving up the first time I played through it (if you think the end of CD2 is tedius, just you wait...). Put it down for a good 6 months or so then played through the whole thing.
It wasn't a bad game, but it certainly has major moments of tedium and the totally random random encounters is just annoying -- when I WANT to try and grind exp it never wanted to let me -- I'd go from one end of a large zone to the other three times over before getting a fight, and when I wanted to get through areas, ever 3 steps was a battle. It was ridiculous.
The ending wasn't too bad though, so I didn't throw my hands up in the air and go "Well that was a complete waste of time" like I have with some other rpgs (or Ocarina of Time... which I loved but that ending is probably the worst ending ever in my books, "A winnar is u" would have been better >.>).
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