A fanlisting is simply an online list of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country.... As quoted from The Fanlistings. This particular fanlisting is dedicated to uniting fans of the video game, Lost Odyssey.
If you'd like to use one to link back, please save the image to your own server. Do not direct link. I'm always open to donations, so if you made something spiffy and would like to share, go ahead and contact me!
Link back to: http://lo.lost-boy.org
Lost Odyssey is available to play on Xbox One as of September 2016, so long as you have the discs and proper console version. It was also made available digitally on December 14, 2016, and could be freely downloaded by Xbox Live
members until December 31. I always encourage purchasing the actual game and supporting the
creators whenever possible, but given how old it is now, just know that there are also ways to
emulate the game on PC if you're really desperate
but you didn't hear that from me.
In the midst of this decisive battle is Kaim Argonar, a mercenary and immortal who remembers little of his past or where he came from. When he unwittingly finds himself entangled in a tyrant's plot for power, he soon meets other immortals like him who have forgotten their pasts. Together, along with a few mortal companions, they grapple with the threats caused by this novel Magic Energy, recovering themselves and their memories along the way.
Or, more precisely, I always ended up alone. It was my destiny. I could be surrounded by companions whose feelings matched my own perfectly; I could share the deepest love with another; but in the end I would always have to lose them.
Do you know what it feels like to see countless others succumb to death while you yourself are on the road of endless life?
Seth Balmore < Seth's Dream pt. 1 >
As far as I'm aware, an English version of the novel was never made available. Someone did arrange a version of it on Wattpad, however. I'm assuming the thirty-one stories within are the same as the ones found in the book, but I really can't be sure. Regardless, you can find all of the short stories on YouTube, though the quality and experience may not be the best compared to how they are in-game.
Days later, when my dad returned with the new Xbox 360, he found out about Lost Odyssey on the internet. Knowing that my sister and I enjoyed the Final Fantasy series, he recommended the game to us, noting how the creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, was once a part of Square Enix. After perusing through Lost Odyssey's official website and watching game reviews and trailers, we agreed to try it out. A week later, it finally arrived!
Needless to say, I fell in love. I love everything about this game: the story, the characters, the music, the world—the small short stories that can be unlocked. Very few games have ever made me experience so much emotion as Lost Odyssey has. More than a decade later, the story remains unique in its mature exploration of life, death, love and the meaning of mortality. Even though I've only played through the entire game once, it's still one of the very first games I think of whenever someone asks me what my favorite game is. I'd always meant to replay it, and seeing as how I can play it on the Xbox One with my old discs, perhaps that dream will come true very soon! (Or dare I hope for a remake? Please?!)
Aside from listening to the game's soundtrack religiously, I really hadn't even touched anything of Lost Odyssey in ages. Was it really as good as I remembered? What if I made the site, only to discover that I didn't like the game as much as I thought I did? If I can hardly remember some of the major beats and important details of the game, can I really still call myself a fan? Lately, I was contemplating even closing the fanlisting I had for Seth, one of the very oldest that I own.
Conflicted, I decided to look up some YouTube videos of gameplay, cutscenes—perhaps even a review or two. I opened the first one I saw, skipped to somewhere in the middle—and was struck with sudden nostalgia. The player was just strolling around in the city of Numara, but I recalled how much I enjoyed the design and architecture of the area—how a younger me once daydreamed about visiting a place like that one day.
As I continued to peruse videos and familiarize myself with the game once more, it didn't take me very long at all to fall in love with it again. The same scenes still made me emotional; the rich world still made me long to explore all that was in it.
All of this made me think about how far I've come in regards to this web designing hobby in general—and how far the internet has advanced, really! My first layout for Seth was a tiny iframes layout. Iframes! (To be honest, it's still one of my favorites.)
So while fanlistings may not be as popular today as they were before, I knew I'd end up regretting it if I didn't pick up Lost Odyssey. I
haven't played the game in eons; I may have very different thoughts about it were I to play it again now; the sites I have for it may
remain small and incomplete forever—but so what? It was a big part of my life at one point, and I love it for that. At the very least,
perhaps this small site will compel someone out there to pick this game up and experience it for themselves. And if they do, I hope
they enjoy it as much as I did—if not more. ❤
Disc01 03 Fire Above the Battle
Disc01 10 Neverending Journey
Disc01 25 Parting Forever
Disc02 03 Escape!
Disc02 10 What You Are (Guitar Version)
Disc02 18 Roar of the Departed Souls
Although the encounters can be a bit jarring at times, they serve as a nice reprieve from all the action. I loved this method of storytelling, and though I sometimes wish more games would use a similar approach, I also know that Lost Odyssey's story is precisely why these sequences are the way they are in the first place. And I'm very thankful for that. ❤
Given how sparse high-quality images are for Lost Odyssey, this layout was difficult to put together. In the end, I decided to use official concept artwork by Takehiko Inoue and Makoto Kobayashi—which I didn't mind at all since they're gorgeous! The lyrics used in the headers are taken from the English version of "A Return, Indeed..." I love the poetry of the lyrics (the first verse in particular), and this song, as well as the scene it first appears in, are among my most vivid memories of the game. ❤
All that being said, this layout was a massive headache to code and, thus, is the first and absolute last of its kind. Never! Again!!!
Graphics and content © Andrea 2020. This site is no way affiliated with Mistwalker, Feelplus, Microsoft Game Studios or their work, Lost Odyssey. This is just a fan effort and non-profitable. No infringement is intended.