LTTP: Lost Odyssey

LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for us to catch up and write about games we missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

Tackling a lengthy role playing game with a flaky disc drive is not a good idea. This was why it took so long for me to play Sakaguchi’s Final Fantasy equivalent for Microsoft. I wish I could have shaken off the Final Fantasy comparisons though. Was it my fault for seeing them? Or was it Mistwalker’s and Feelplus’ for dressing this game with such familiar garbs?

I lay the “blame” with the developers, but not because of appearances. Aside from a few special affects and menu similarities, Lost Odyssey established its own visual identity with some of the most peculiar designs decisions I’ve ever seen. There were soldiers with giant looped helmets, guys wearing armor with exposed mid-drifts and the ability to dress said guys with the most effeminate accessories possible. Still, I liked the designs of the core party members themselves; I’m particularly fond of Seth and Sed’s.

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Checkpoint: May’s Three Day Weekend Edition


Three day weekends. A time for side projects, hobbies and extended rest. I don’t need the rest, but I do have side projects and hobbies to tend to.

As you may have already read, I spent some time tinkering with Windows 7 and Office 2010. It was good to follow through with that. As far as hobbies go? It’s been gaming time with Lost Odyssey, Henry Hatsworth and Plants vs Zombies.

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Checkpoint: Spring Gaming 2009 Edition


2008’s spring season was clear cut with GTAIV — it was the game to get and that was that. This year doesn’t have a blockbuster hit to gravitate towards, instead there are a handful of noteworthy titles you should consider. The past month was a bit of a lull, but the calm is over with the release of some original games and questionable sequels throughout the month of May.

Here are some of the ones I’ve been following.

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Checkpoint: Backlog Clearing Q1 2009 Edition


Some gamers have them. Some don’t. It’s not even exclusive to gamers. Even movie and music fans have them. And don’t forget book lovers too.


My backlog isn’t much. Two to three games max? That’s because I’m frugal and tend to finish what I purchase before committing to another purchase. This is why Lost Odyssey was the only game in my back log for the past six months. And now it’s on its way to the completion pile.

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