Some of you noticed I started playing the LOST (Lost: Via Domus that is) game for the Xbox 360 over the weekend and one marathon session later I was done the game with the full 1000 cheevs it included.
This was bittersweet for me.
OK, so on this week’s Fancast you’ll hear me call the game “horse shit” but it’s actually not that bad.
Considering Ubi Soft has released garbage like the CSI games on console (point and click adventures ftw!) the LOST game is actually pretty decent.
The first 30 mins will make you want to punch a dog though. When you crash land on island and make your way to the beach where the other survivors are you have to run around looking for the right people to talk to. The problem here is that EVERY tiny item on the ground, be it luggage or coconut, will make you stop in your tracks while you’re running.
Touch pretty much anything and you stop. Your character lacks the physical prowess to lift his leg over a bag I guess because you need to avoid everything on the ground.
The game has an interesting enough storyline considering I don’t watch the show since a dramatic version of Gilligan’s Island never appealed to me, but the voice acting was terrible. Only a few of the actual actors lend their voices, odd since every character has been modeled realistically to look like their real-life counterpart. Oh, and of those few actual voices fan-faves Jack, Locke, Kate, Hurley and Sawyer aren’t the legit VO’s. Oh, but you get that dude Ben… so, good luck with that.
If anything the game has made me interested in the show. My ex-girlfriend, an assortment of friends and my sister all love it off so I know of the storyline – so it was easy for me to figure out that the game spans from Season 1 to Season 3. So, I’ve actually decided to give season one a look.
Oh teh noes! Ubi & ABC’s marketing ploy worked!