One of the most compelling JRPGs released during seventh gen was Lost Odyssey, a game developed by Mistwalker Studios and published by Microsoft for the Xbox 360. It’s gone down in history as one of the most underrated and ambitious games within the genre. Well, you’ll be able to experience it once more thanks to Microsoft making it playable as a backwards compatible title for the Xbox One.
The news went out earlier in the day when tweets from Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb flew out onto social media, pointing to the updated backwards compatibility list that now shows that Lost Odyssey is available to play on Microsoft’s newest home console.
There is a bit of a caveat to the news, however. You must own a disc-based copy of the game in order to play it via backwards compatibility.
The disc-only version limits who can access Lost Odyssey and how you can access it. This means that purchasing it as a digital-only game from the Microsoft store is a no-go, even if you have it on your profile.
This could be due to the fact that they’ve had trouble with multi-disc games being made backwards compatible for the Xbox One, but some of the multi-disc games have been made available for the system via backwards compatibility.
For those of you unfamiliar with Lost Odyssey, the game is about an immortal who suffers from memory loss. Players will go through a thousand years of his life – the good, the bad, the love, the loss and everything else in between. One of the best trailers highlighting the game’s style and presentation was the the 2006 Tokyo Game Show trailer that you can check out below, courtesy of Playscope Trailers.
That trailer along with Nobuo Uematsu’s theme for that song is just one of the best pieces of promotional material for a game ever. I’ve rewatched that trailer like a hundred times.
If you don’t have the game and would like to get your hands on a physical copy, it’s currently available for purchase from various outlets, but the disc-version is not cheap by any means, going for around $29.99 from most outlets.