You've been waiting for much too long for these videos, but finally they are here thanks to Bikoko who sent me the now months old demo of Lost Odyssey. We already knew it more or less, the version in the demo is in quite a sorry state, and I really wonder who got the strange idea to bundle it with hundreds of thousands of Famitsu Weekly. It's not that there isn't anything good there, but between the slowdowns, tearing, lighting issues and the total lack of content it's difficult to make an educated (and especially positive) opinion about what the final game will be. There still are two things that really bug me there and that most likely won't be fixed in the final game: The random fights feel like such a step back compared to Blue Dragon's excellent system, and again compared to Blue Dragon the totally static camera just feels awkward. Still, I have faith that Sakaguchi's team and Feel Plus will have another hit in their hands once Lost Odyssey will be finished.
Also worth mentioning is that I'm using a brand new 720p capture method with this video that gives me a much better image quality. The problem is that it slow downs the encoding by about 50% percent (about 3 hours for 10 minutes), so I'm asking you to confirm if the quality difference makes it worth the lost time.