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02-26-2008, 10:52 PM
Has anyone tried Lost: Via Domus yet? Is it any good? I'm thinking of renting it for the PS3 and if I like the trial period maybe I'll buy it. Would be nice to know if it is any good first so I can save the $8.50 Hollywood Video is going to charge me for a 5-day hitch.
02-27-2008, 10:31 AM
Just finished the game in about 3 hours of gameplay... It's easily the shortest game I've played in many, many years. It's good while it lasts, but only because of my obsession with the subject matter. Obviously Lost fans are the target audience here...but even as a massive fan following since day one, it has its disappointments. You do learn one or two cool things about the black smoke and a couple of other things though...but the ending is really, really screwed up.
If anyone else is finished or finishes it soon I'd like to hear your thoughts on the ending...give me a pm or something...I finished the game about 10 minutes ago and I'm still half raging, half intrigued, half* blown away by the ending revelation...just like another episode of Lost then, eh?
*Yay I'm 1.5 people! Woo!
02-27-2008, 12:21 PM
well, i saw a trailer for it and it looked kinda hurriedly produced like a lotta game that are tv/movie spin offs. dont think it will be one to buy for me! but maybe i would borrow lol - not because i am a big gamer but more because of the lost thing lol!
02-27-2008, 02:16 PM
im renting it tomorrow, ill let u know
03-01-2008, 02:32 AM
There's a good review of it in the Weekend section of today's Washington Post. Click here to read it (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/28/AR2008022801229.html), but here is an excerpt:
Those expecting the typical lame action game based on a hit TV show (see "Alias" or "24") will be surprised by Lost: Via Domus.
The challenging puzzles drive the narrative. The game features action and exploration elements, including a journey through dark caves and a frantic run from the dreaded black smoke. The look and feel of the series is enhanced by an original score from the show's composer, Michael Giacchino.
This is one game that lives up to fans' expectations.
03-01-2008, 02:43 AM
we were gonna buy it but i think that i will rent it now.....they are even selling it at abc.com now
03-01-2008, 12:19 PM
I am playing it currently and i will let yall know how i feel when i finish. 3 hours of gameplay could take me a while though lol, its my bday weekend so im gonna go hang with my dad.
TV based videogames, and videogame based movies are 99.9% of the time a huge dissapointment though. Its just one of those facts of life lol
03-01-2008, 12:24 PM
hope you have a fab birthday weekend!!! :D
we were reading reviews of it and like you say, sounds like much of the other tv/movie games out there - rushed out for some quick and easy cash!
however, we might rent it as sounds it sounds fairly easy and my OH is a gamer geek!
03-01-2008, 07:07 PM
I'm playing it now for the 360, it's not bad. The graphics are pretty good. The thing with the camera and the fact the free roam is very limited aggravates me. The voice overs are horrible, but they do look like the Lost characters.
I was pumped up once I made it inside the hatch and had to input the numbers - awesome.
My opinion, this game is a must for anyone addicted to Lost.
03-01-2008, 11:16 PM
Voiceovers! Seeeee, thats that crap rite there, pay the rite people!!! Make it that more real..smh
03-02-2008, 05:08 AM
well i just finsh plaing it and i am not verry good at video games but if we compar it with gears of war or assesins creed via stais far behind because of its grafics in a mexican show thats about video games they say that it maybe an other lost game re mastered hope so
03-02-2008, 10:09 AM
rick was playing assassins creed last night and the idea of the memories thing made me think of lost.
03-03-2008, 02:31 AM
I am a huge lost fan and was very excited to play the game. I was blown away by the graphics (x360) and very excited to explore the island and to interact with the losties. Unfortunately my dreams were shot down by lousy voice-overs (only a handful of the original cast, i.e. Ben, Desmond, Claire. with a combined total of only 14 lines), repetitive puzzles, almost zero action, an almost completely useless trading system, and an incredibly short experience (4-5hrs). This game had so much potential, too.
It is very cool to see some familiar locations, however the biggest fans will notice some placement errors, like the flame station being on the wrong side of the sonar fence. The thing I looked forward to most was run-ins with the black smoke. The first time it happened I thought it was the coolest thing ever, sound was spot-on, hiding in the trees was a great idea, and the smoke itself looked a lot like its TV star counterpart. The fun of it, sadly faded after about the fifth time. It gets to the point where you can't be in the jungle for more than 5 seconds without hearing the "here comes the smoke" music, having to hide, then watch a mandatory non-skip-able cutscene from the smokes point of view, then wait for the smoke to go away so you can come out for another 5 seconds.
All bad things aside, as a lost-junkie I enjoyed it while it lasted. Along with great graphics Lots of cool easter eggs and stuff. I definetly suggest a rent for any lost fan. But don't be a sucker like me and drop $60.
the ending is ridiculous and makes little to no sense. even after last weeks ep. i just dont get it. if it is really based in the "lost" universe then this could be a huge revelation as to time-travel and changing the past.
03-03-2008, 04:08 AM
I have to agree with you on the ending. I don't know how they plan on explaining this or even if they will. Maybe they thought they just had to have an inexplicable ending to make it Lost-like? I don't know, but we shall see.
03-03-2008, 02:34 PM
I rented it this weekend and finished it in about 10 hours. Incredibly short. However, I thought it was fun while it lasted. The setting was so very much like LOST that I found myself just wandering around looking at things. The hatch (swan station) was particularly well made. I don't see how they can justify a $60 price tag for a game that was obviously meant for a weekend rental.
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