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Lost: Via Domus May 17, 2008

Posted by battysgirl in Games, Reviews.
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51AyhjPfKiL._SS400_ Lost: Via Domus

Ubisoft

Date: February 2008   $49.99 — Video Game

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Three and a half Stars. (of a possible four, of course)

 

 

 

From Amazon.com:

As a passenger of Oceanic flight 815, you survived the crash and find yourself on an uncharted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. As you begin to unravel mysteries of the island, you begin to discover secrets of your own. You will have to understand your past mistakes in order to survive and find your way home?
You and other survivors are marooned on this mysterious island – lost from civilization. But there’s more to the island than meets the eye. It is a civilization onto itself with an ominous history and present. From invisible creatures and forces, you are not alone. Is it possible that the crash was not an accident? Each character must discover a path, a very special path, where the core of energy meets the individual. Through adventures against hidden mysteries, you need to find answers that may help you find the way home.

 

From Batduck:

Well, I had a bit of a dilemma reviewing this game.  Should I review it as a Lost fan, or should strictly on the merits of the game itself.  I’ll try to include both points of view.
As a game on it’s own, it’s pretty crappy.  The graphics never rise above “okay” and the game play is very cut and dry and rarely deviates from the same formula.  Take a picture at the right moment, figure out a simple puzzle.  The rest of the time is spent talking to characters from the show to move the story along.
As a Lost fan, the game was friggin GREAT!  You get the opportunity to interact with most your favorite Lost characters as you explore your own back story through flash backs.  The game is set up just like the show, meaning there are chapters in the game that always start with “Previously on Lost” and gives a recap of the highlights of the parts of the game that you previously played that impact the upcoming chapter.  You actually feel like you’re playing through a season of the show.  If you’re a Lost fan, the bad parts of the game are forgivable because you’ll be enjoying the story telling and interactive elements of the game.

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