Lost Odyssey is one of those games that you may not have noticed when it launched in the West 2008. Featuring classic turn-based JRPG combat and set in a world experiencing a “magic-industrial revolution,” it received mostly positive reviews but only garnered a few hundred thousand sales worldwide.
Its development team included Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu, best known as the creator and primary music composer for the Final Fantasy series, respectively, as well as several other well-known figures in the JRPG world. If all this sounds good to you, but you missed out on this hidden gem when it was new, you can now take a crack at it for the low, low price of free.
From now until Dec. 31, you can download Lost Odyssey for free on Xbox One. The offer is being made to celebrate the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog exceeding 300 games — and with names like Sakaguchi and Uematsu behind it, it can’t be too bad, right? Get it now before it’s too late!