Layton down, Lost Odyssey to go
by, 02-18-2008 at 05:10 PM (622 Views)
So I completed Professor Layton on schedule Saturday morning. It took about 12 hours (and 3 battery recharges) to complete all 135 puzzles and the story. I found the game quite enjoyable and am already looking forward to the sequel. Definitely worth a pickup in my opinion if you're a fan of logic puzzles and the like.
I got in 3 hours of Lost Odyssey on Saturday night... then Sunday was stuck on the couch sick all day, so I went from 3pm - midnight playing more of it. So I'm now 12 hours in, and just hit the end of disc 1.
The music is amazing and graphics for the most part are awesome. However, the faces get dangerously close to the uncanny valley for my tastes. But the story has been very intriguing, and I've loved the Dream Sequences (the sections you may have heard of which are like reading a short book). I like just about all of the characters, and they all have very well defined personalities. Each character does a good job of evoking different emotions from you. And this game has definitely pulled my emotions in various ways, and I'm excited to see where else it takes me as I hear it only gets better.
The battles are nothing special as jRPGs go. The addition of a Back Row "Guard" meter is about it. More complex spells take longer to cast and sometimes will take longer than one round (and it can be pushed back further if the caster is struck repeatedly). The skill system in this game is very intriguing also. The methods of learning skills from other party members and equipment aren't anything entirely new, but I'm a sucker for trying to get every skill possible in this sort of thing.
Anyhow, I suppose I'll post more thoughts about Lost Odyssey once I've gotten further in the game
Also of note... I think I'll be picking up another 2 games this week on Wednesday. Definitely Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, and possibly Dragon Quest Swords for the Wii.