With Lost Odyssey finally released in the U.S, the packaging isn't identical as people would think it is to the Asian version. Plus since it's an Xbox 360 game, the game comes on four discs which reminds us of the PSX generation when were playing any of the Final Fantasy games or back when Shenmue was released on Dreamcast.

The packaging comes crammed with four discs. Three discs are stacked while the fourth is in a papered envelope. The Asian version had a much better solution which is to include all four discs stacked in a sort of flip book style.

This is Xbox 360's second generation of games and already four disc games are popping up. Players just wonder what will happen when the third generation Xbox 360 games begin hitting the shelves.

Did Microsoft make a mistake when they did not implement Blu-Ray with the 360? Is Blu-Ray the future?

The game ships on 4 disc with a length estimated at around 50 hours.
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  • 2
    Slumpy monkey Feb 14, 08
    The reason its on 4 disks is because of the ammount of cinematics in it.
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    ITANI Feb 14, 08
    Could have been on one disk if it was on Blu-Ray.
  • 0
    random_gamer Feb 14, 08
    So? I certainly don't mind that it's on 4 discs. I do mind the way the discs are stored. It just looks really cheap and I'm sure it can't be good for the discs themselves. It is a great game though.
  • 2
    kik36 Feb 14, 08
    That is pretty shitty packaging, and I would be pissed if I spent $60 to get a pile of discs on top of each other with 1 in a sleeve?! The game looks frickin' amazing though!!!
  • 2
    Seeker X Feb 14, 08
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    the game comes on four discs which reminds us of the PSX generation when were playing any of the Final Fantasy games
    Well I remember that games like Syphon Filter 2, X-Files (4 discs), Star Ocean 2 came in a bulky but flashy case, I don't see why they couldn't do that here.
  • -1
    joshthegreat Feb 14, 08
    Wake up and smell the hummus, guys. No point getting lairy over ITANI's perfectly fair observation that MS could have solved this problem with Blu-ray.

    Goodness gracious... just calm down people.
    • 1
      Shadow of Death Feb 14, 08
      Would actually have more likely gone with HD-DVD, if anything though....

      But semanitcs, they didn't, so no use speculating about it, aside from noting it probably woul have served them better to make HD-DVD drive standard, at a increased (perhaps $50) price....
    • 0
      Donnelly Feb 14, 08
      I agree.

      While on the subject; Sony should have included Blu Ray on the PSone. I mean look at games like Final Fantasys VII to IX, they were on multiple discs and if Sony had included Blu Ray that problem would never have existed.
      • -1
        TurMoiL911 Feb 14, 08
        When Blu-Ray even developed when the first Playstation came out, let alone Final Fantasy VII ?
        • 0
          Donnelly Feb 14, 08
          Your sarcasm detector appears to be malfunctioning.
  • 3
    Storm Feb 14, 08
    ...Could have solved the problem with Blu-Ray? Who cares if it's four discs, seriously? That means that it's quite lengthy and will very well have a large amount os cinematics, more story/background, more gaming.

    I'm satisfied just believing in that much. The only issue I see here is the fact that they crammed the discs. I'll just use separate disc cases for them, but they certainly good have packaged it better.
  • 5
    Xenctuary Feb 14, 08
    The four DVD issue isn't all that bad. I'd much rather pay less for the console and have to swap out discs every once in a while for a fifty hour RPG until Blu-Ray or HD-DVD becomes cheaper to implement. However, that is simply appalling packaging. Here's what American and European gamers are missing out on:



    Much better and only a few pennies extra to manufacture!
    • 3
      Xenctuary Feb 14, 08
      Also of note is the "Special Edition" pictured here.

      • 0
        kik36 Feb 14, 08
        LMFAO oh man that is a great "Special Edition"!!!! I'd take a game with a turkey sandwich!! ^.^
    • 0
      Krunal Feb 14, 08
      That honestly sucks, they really could have done soo much better, I mean why don't they just give the US/EU that sort of packaging?
  • 4
    Dance Floor Killah Feb 14, 08
    Stop caring how many damn disks it's on, geez. It can't be that hard to get up and put the new one in. From what I've heard, it's actually a very good game.

    [They could've done better on the packaging, but oh well.]
  • 3
    Silent Storm Feb 14, 08
    That article was laced with fanboyism tbh. But yeah, that packaging is horrible. Even the US/EU version of Blue Dragon is crap compared to the Japanese's.

    Lol for some reason I found it odd that Itani called it the "Asian version" instead of Japanese.
    • 0
      Xenctuary Feb 16, 08
      Well Japan is in Asia. I don't see how that's funny.
  • 1
    Shadow of Death Feb 14, 08
    Well, they could have gone the DVD 'shifted stacking' route...I'm sure it is called something else, but I don't know...

    Essentially, it has one disk near the bottom, and another one further up (so the first disk only has part of it visible)....But that is only good for 2 (perhaps 3) disks....They could have had a second layer for the other one or two disks >_>

    This method they used, makes me think they just used standard cases, to save money -_- I mean jeez, having one of the disks in a paper and plastic sleeve? That is just sad....
  • -3
    Red 9 Feb 14, 08
    2 discs of the old days was cool, but come on, 4 discs??? I thought this was next-gen. Even the PSOne didn't have that many. And for a 50 hour game, 4 discs is a little much. I'd expect a 200 hour game to have 4 discs.
    • 1
      Final Blade Feb 14, 08
      Im guessing you forgot FF7, FF8 And FF9. FF7 had 3 discs while FF8 and 9 had 4 discs. So how did the PSOne not have that problem?

      Seriously who gives a crap the amount of discs, i just don't like the packaging. They could have at least made an effort to make it look better, this way makes them look lazy.
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    Red 9 Feb 14, 08
    I just assumed we had left multi-disc packages in the past. Hopefully 360 RPGs don't all do this. I'm not saying disc-switching is bad, it's just that it's an outdated concept.
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    Redemption Feb 15, 08
    Is there an option to preload the cinematics onto the X360 HD in order to reduce or completely remove disk swapping? That would make the 4 discs less of an issue.
    • 0
      Storm Feb 15, 08
      Same thing DMC4 does with the PS3.
      I doubt they put in that option...most of us have the Premium 20 GB 360, and if it's four discs long, I presume it'll be 5 GB or so, as if we didn't waste out most of it with XBL.
    • 1
      Xenctuary Feb 16, 08
      There's no option to preload any content with any Xbox 360 game, unfortunately. This is apparently due to the "Core" and "Arcade" releases of the system, which ship without a hard drive. Why developers aren't allowed to put that option in their games anyway is beyond my understanding!

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