Wired's Game|Life blog has posted an early, albeit vague, impression of Hironobu Sakaguchi's pair of upcoming Xbox 360 RPGs, Blue Dragon
& Lost Odyssey
. During today's media briefing in Shibuya, Japan, Sakaguchi took the stage and demoed (read: picked up controller and played) his studio's new projects.
While Game|Life doesn't provide many specifics, its post does draw some big comparisons, describing Blue Dragon
as a fusion of Dragon Quest
and Chrono Trigger
, with "maybe" a dose of Grandia
. Game|Life notes that enemies are on-screen (i.e. no random battles) and that the Job Change system (from Final Fantasy V
) is featured in Blue Dragon
Game|Life's description of Lost Odyssey
is even more provocative, as it declares the game to look like a "much more dramatic" Final Fantasy
. We're sure that Microsoft has its fingers crossed that this impression will stick -- and spread. We'll hit you with our own from the show floor in the coming days.
In the meantime, see for yourself: