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3:00 PM on 03.18.2013

Jimquisition: Innovation - Gaming's Snake Oil

There's nothing wrong with a game that innovates. There's everything wrong with a game that goes out of its way to innovate without reason. Like any tool, innovation is neither good nor bad, and it has its specific uses. How...

Jim Sterling


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5:00 PM on 08.15.2009

JRPGs, narrative conflict, and gameplay lyricism

I really need you guys to do me a favor. The next time someone tells you that they like a Japanese-style role-playing game because of its "story," I want you to kick them in the teeth. You might have to stand on a chair, or p...

Joseph Leray

4:20 PM on 03.02.2009

Badass of the Month Club: Jansen Friedh

Time for another Badass of the Month Club, wherein the staff highlights a character or industry figure of noteworthy badassery.Last month's badass was rightfully labeled by many readers as almost too badass to start a series ...

Anthony Burch

4:29 PM on 06.19.2008

The Memory Card .40: In memoriam

It is that time again. After twenty weeks of celebrating the most amazing and memorable videogame moments of all time, the second “season” finale of The Memory Card has finally arrived. Not to worry, though: like ...

Chad Concelmo

7:37 AM on 04.25.2008

Lost Odyssey DLC hits US Xbox Live today

As Lost Odyssey fans should be aware, new downloadable content was announced for the game on the Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace a while ago, which included new items. Well, if you didn't nab the content for your game back the...

Jim Sterling

10:53 AM on 03.04.2008

Early Lost Odyssey DLC? Fire up those Japanese accounts

As you know, we're just the tiniest bit in love with Mistwalker's epic RPG Lost Odyssey, and if you're anything like us, you might be interested in picking up the Masters Secret Script (originally a pre-order bonus) that is b...

Jim Sterling

8:14 PM on 02.27.2008

Start looking forward to Lost Odyssey 2: Microsoft expects big things

It's no secret that a fair few of us on the Destructoid staff are huge fans of Mistwalker's amazingly touching RPG, Lost Odyssey. While it was a sure thing that this was the beginning of a brand new RPG franchise, it should p...

Jim Sterling

10:12 AM on 02.19.2008

A Thousand Years of Dreams: Mortality in Lost Odyssey

While playing RPGs, I have encountered situations that sometimes predated me having the same experiences in real life. As a little girl, the first of these I found was comradery, which took me a while to find since I was the ...

Colette Bennett

4:55 PM on 02.13.2008

WTF: American Lost Odyssey packaging is extremely ghetto

The American version of the Lost Odyssey packaging sucks. Period. On the left hand side of the above image is the American packaging. It shoves three discs onto one spot and leaves the fourth disc in a little sleeve on the bo...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:45 AM on 02.04.2008

Europe rejoice: You can get Lost Odyssey early, in English, for super cheap!

While lazily perusing NeoGAF this morning, my jaw almost fell off its bloody hinges when I read that Play Asia was selling Lost Odyssey, right now, in English, on a region-free disc. Quickly burrowing my way into the thread l...

Jim Sterling

11:09 PM on 01.28.2008

Gametrailers' Lost Odyssey preview: JRPG fans, get ready to change underwear

For fans of epic, old school, turn-based Japanese RPGs, Lost Odyssey couldn't come quickly enough, but you've still got some waiting to do yet. Luckily, Gametrailers has a preview running that may satiate your appetite for a ...

Jim Sterling





1:15 PM on 01.16.2008

New Lost Odyssey screens and concept art have me excited

Mistwalker and Microsoft Game Studios are nary a month away from releasing Lost Odyssey in North America and the admittedly mixed impressions are starting to pour in. Some are better than others, but the general consensus see...

Joseph Leray

3:13 PM on 12.21.2007

First Lost Odyssey DLC announced -- how do you say free in Japanese?

Feeling less-than-whelmed by Blue Dragon? Enchanted Arms a little on the tedious slow crappy side? Fear not! Mistwalker's Lost Odyssey is two short months from being released in the land of the Yankees gringos gaijin, and we...

Joseph Leray

8:47 PM on 12.11.2007

Lost Odyssey coming this February with exclusive pre-order DLC, pretty hair

Mistwalker and Hironobu Sakaguchi's Xbox 360-exclusive role-playing game, Lost Odyssey, has been confirmed for a February 12, 2008 release date in the United States. The title (which Famitsu gave a 37 out of 40) was released ...

Nick Chester

9:51 AM on 12.07.2007

Japanese version of Lost Odyssey features an English voice track

Nihongo ga wakarimasu ka? Actually, you don't need to understand Japanese when listening to the dialog in an import copy of Mistwalker's Lost Odyssey.Xbox 360 RPG Lost Odyssey features two language tracks: English and Japanes...

Dale North

8:21 AM on 12.06.2007

Shadow Hearts team is behind Lost Odyssey: They kept this quiet, why?

An Internet Matlock at NeoGaf has uncovered some very interesting information regarding the newly released (in Japan) Xbox 360 RPG Lost Odyssey. The Feelplus development team that worked on the game seem to be mostly made up ...

Jim Sterling