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Genre: Action & Adventure / Parental Guidance / Release Date: 2008-02-29 / Published by Ubisoft

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      20.05.2011 20:34
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      Fantastic for Lost fans, will mean nothing to those that aren't fans

      Lost: Via Domus Xbox360


      I am a MASSIVE fan of Lost, so this game was a must have when I saw it on ebay and snatched it up for our Xbox360.

      So what's the story about then?

      In Lost: Via Domus (Latin for 'the way home'), which takes place during the events of season 1 & 2. The game is scattered with little snippets of extra info about the survivors that you never get to see in the TV program... On a couple of occaisions I had an 'ooooooh so thats 'why' moment, but the story is quite weak to be honest, with a pointless sub-plot. Having said that there is a suprising twist to the game at the end. This really IS a game for true lost fans!

      You play a new character; Elliot. Elliot has lost his memory and you must try to figure out who he is and what's going through random 'flashbacks'.

      Lots of origional characters and locations are there for you to interact with; talk to other survivors like Jack, Kate, Hurley, Micheal, Locke ect. The voiceovers were not that good as only a couple of the actors did the voices, most are 'sound-a-likes' and it shows. This didn't spoil it for me but It was a tiny a bit of a let down but does not overly spoil the experience. You even get to go into the hatch and enter the numbers... brilliant!

      While the jungle looks great at first glance, the lighting is really good and so are the sounds of the jungle, just don't examine the enviroment too close as the textures are not that fab. There is a LOT of graphics shearing and the animations are flakey... in fact the whole look of the game is one of not quite finished.


      **Ok so what is it like to play??**

      Lost plays out in episodes, with the same 'previously on lost' recap (which can be annoying sometimes) and is quest driven which are automatically given (you dont have to find them). For me made the game feel very liner. I would of prefered the freedom to be able to wander around exploring and uncover quests through talking to random survivors.

      The game world tends to feel quite limited with an invisibale wall stopping you from straying out of the map... For me a better way of doing this would be to actually place impassable obsticals there instead to make it feel more polished.

      During Elliot's aventures he himself in situations that trigger 'flashbacks'. These are great as they are done is the same style as the tv show, but with a neat little touch. You are shown a torn up photo for a few seconds and then you watch part of the 'flashback' on a loop. Use your camera to reproduce the torn picture and all becomes clear; you are shown the full flashback and then are free to wander around and explore, take a good look as you may find vital secrets and information which will help you to piece the story toegether.

      There are puzzles to solve along the way. These are mainly different variations of the exact same basic puzzle, again giving the game a very unfinished feel. Having said that they are a nice little change to the game play, giving you a 'stop exploring and solve a puzzle' break.


      There are some creepy moments where you have to find your way through pitch dark caves with only a burning torch as company, be extra careful cos if the random swarms of bats blow out your torch with thier flapping wings, then the waterfalls will really put a dampener on things. It's also really easy to fall down a big hole in the ground so keep an eye on the deck too 'cos a tumble into nothingness is really gonna mess up your day....

      Another really enjoyable part of game play has you hiding in the roots of Banyan trees from the smoke monster and running hell for leather through the jungle, jumping over and sliding under stuff... really good...


      **So, overall????**

      If you are a fan of Lost then it's a brill little game, despite the niggles about weak story, poor graphics and a general feeling that the developers have rushed the game out onto the shelves. It is awesome to go into the hatch and punch in the numbers... or see parts of the island that were never shown in the tv show. Only buy this game if you love Lost, if you never watched it, then this will make no sense and will just play like a mediocre adventure game.


      Graphics: 4/10

      Sound : 4.5/10

      Story: 5/10

      Overall: 5/10

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        19.04.2011 22:54
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        One of the best TV shows made into a terrible game!

        == Lost Via Domus ==
        Lost Via Domus is an action adventure video game based on the first series American TV show. When I first heard this game was being released it surprised me to say the least. I am a big fan of the TV show and was looking forward to the video games release. Lost Via Domus is developed by Ubisoft and the game was released back in 2008 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The game also came out as an iPhone app. In the game you play as photojournalist Elliot Maslow. At the start of the game its very similar to the show because Oceanic Flight 815 crashes on the mysterious island After crashing you find yourself on the beach where the series starts. Elliot Maslow isn't actually in the show and is just a fictional character. After awaking from the crash Elliot cant seem to remember anything and he finds himself on the outskirts of the forest right near the beach. As your running towards the beach you meet Kate and get a memory flash back. These flashbacks are to help you regain your memory. As you progress closer to the beach you meet Vincent, a yellow Labrador that guides you back to the beach safely. At the beach all hell breaks loose as the survivors of the plane crash are in situations that threaten their lives. Now you must take the lead role of the game and help them. Can you escape the island?

        === Gameplay ===
        The gameplay is quite average to Lost the video game. It does have a little variety but not enough to make the game good. You can only play as the one character even though all the characters from the series are on the game. You can however interact with all of them. In the game the view is third person and you can pretty much explore anywhere on the island, but you have to be very careful because of the mist monster and other threats. As your exploring the world of Lost you encounter many obstacles and many puzzles. You also have to find and eat food to stay alive and also you have to drink bottled water. There are 7 chapters in the game that are all based on the TV show. Throughout each level you get flashbacks where you have to take a photo to progress to the next part. You can also take many photos on the island and some of these lead to bonus items. The problem I had with the gameplay was the fact there is no variety in it and the controls are messed up. No fighting wild boars like they do in the show or even using guns which is also seen in the show. The layout of the jungle is exactly like the show but some aspect aren't. I do feel the game shows some signs of quality. However not enough to make this a great game.

        === Graphics ===
        The graphics to Lost Via Domus to be fair is rather poor in most places. The basic design of the island is spot on but doesn't look great graphic wise. I do feel some places you goto in the game for example the cave is really good and is very similar to the show in many aspects. I think the characters are nicely designed as they look and sound exactly like they do in the program. This does make the game a little bit enjoyable. Every other part of the graphics are plain and very lackluster, making the game a bit fake. Overall the graphics are not very inspiring and could of been improved a lot more and I feel if they was improved the game would be a lot better than it is.

        === Sound ===
        The sound to Lost Via Domus isn't that bad. The music is by far the best thing about the sound effects to the game. There are quite a few tracks from the show that have been reproduced into the game and I feel it does make it feel like the show a little bit. The characters in the game are voice activated by the actors/actresses from the show and I do believe this works to the games advantage. The sound effects that come with the mist monster are also really good. You can always tell when that thing is around and trust me when it is around run, but make sure you hide. The weather sound effects are also pretty good. Although the weather doesn't really change much, when it does it sound awesome. Overall the sound effects to Lost the video game are probably the best part about it.

        === Difficulty ===
        The overall difficulty to Lost Via Domus is mixed. The basic controls are okay, not great but you easily get used to them. Lost is easy to navigate as you cant get lost to much but I do feel if you go into an area (like the mist monster area) where its a big place, I think it might prove tricky to find ytour way. The last part of the game can prove somewhat difficult and if you don't succeed on the first attempt try again and again and you will no doubt crack it. The puzzles are pretty much the same but they do take a while getting used to and they do seem to be rather hard at first. Also as you progress through the levels the other puzzles get a lot harder. Another part that can be really difficult is a guy that is shooting at you as your running. It wouldn't be so bad if you could fire back but you cant. Overall Lost can be difficult it all depends on the gamer.

        === Longevity ===
        When I first received this game I actually thought all of the seasons of the show would of been put into one game but as I played it i was very saddened to find that it is only the first series. There are only 7 chapters and some of them will only last about an hour if that. Ive played through the game on numerous occasions and each time I beat my record of final finish time. The first time took me about 7 and a half hours and my most recent play through lasted just over 6 hours. Overall the longevity of the game is really poor and could be dramatically improved.

        === Any Multiplayer? ===
        This is by far the biggest let down to the game. I was actually told that there was going to be some sort of multiplayer mode in the game but there wasn't. The closest thing I got to multiplayer was a friend sat next to me telling me what to do. I do feel it would benefit with a few bits, even a leader board for time completion but the game offers nothing in this aspect. A major let down.

        === Good Parts To Lost ===
        *All the characters from the show are voice activated in the game and you can interact with them really well.
        *Most of the places you visit in the game are designed exactly how they are in the show.
        *The basic story of the game is also very similar and it does make the game slightly more enjoyable.
        *Some of the sound effects are really good. The music is great and the characters voices are brilliant.

        === Bad Parts To Lost ===
        *The game doesn't last long enough.
        *Some of the game can be really difficult for the more amateur gamers.
        *Some of the graphics look very wooden and do look like they are rushed.
        *I feel the fact there is no multiplayer options make this game a huge let down.
        *The game is probably only aimed at fans of Lost the TV show.

        === Would I Recommend It? ===
        No I don't think I would recommend this unless your a major fan of Lost the TV show. If you love that you will most likely love this, however if your not a fan of the show the game isn't really worth owning. I do feel it has some good points that could make it worth owning but there are also far too many that make this a terrible game. With no multiplayer options and also no downloadable content this game doesn't get two thumbs up. Overall I probably wouldn't recommend it, the graphics are weak, the gameplay doesn't have much variety and the game doesn't last long enough.

        === Final Thought ===
        The game is designed fairly well and most of it does remind me of the show. Ubisoft made the game and usually they don't make too many disappointing games but this is one of there worst. I do like the game but mainly because I am a massive fan of the TV series. The ending to the game is a strange one and it ends as if there is going to be another follow up, but as of yet nothing has been announced. The game cost me a remarkable 50p. Yes thats right 50p. I bought the game used from my local CeX shop and the only problem I had was there wasn't an instructions manual. However i did get a manual for it from someone on a market stall that sold me it for 10p. I would say any game is worth 60p no matter what it is. The basic manual isn't very effective and doesn't give enough information about the game. The only good thing about the manual was the fact it had all the controls listed. The game is cheap and its still going pretty cheap. I have seen the game going for roughly £1.50 in my local games shops but thats for second hand. For a brand new version it usually goes for around £4.99 which is still fairly cheap. The game is going on Amazon for a ridiculous price of £8.29 (even though Amazon are usually good fro buying games). Lost Via Domus does have a certificate rating of 16+ and to be perfectly honest I think that is way too high. The game doesn't contain anything that the younger gamers will find offensive. There is no blood, no violence and no strong language what so ever. There is one part of the game that doesn't make sense. There is a hidden door near the end of the game that takes you to a whole new place. On the show there is a few hidden doors but they lead to underground bunkers and places. I do think the game has bits to offer but I also think the game wont appeal to many people. I'm a Lost fan and because of that I probably wont ever get rid of this. I would however give the game a miserable 4/10 and thats being kind.

        Review also on Ciao under username: MrBrightside1987!

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          19.05.2010 12:04
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          Not worth the time

          Whoever decided this game was good enough for release is nuts. As a fan of video games and the Lost series, I was severely disappointed. The TV show builds suspense, develops the characters well and has re-play value. The game has none of this. The puzzles are way too simple, the character interaction is painfully dull, and the photography sub-scenes are just weird. Also, the plots from all the different seasons (1, 2 and 3 so far) seem to overlap in the game which is confusing and makes it all seem rushed. If you are a Gamerscore fanatic then rent this one and watch the points roll in, it seems that every time you finish a level or reach a checkpoint they just throw you some gamerpoints. There is no challenge to this game and it would be much more worthwhile to just sit down and watch the series. It's a shame because I expected so much more, this could have been great!

          --I originally posted this on Amazon 2008

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            07.04.2010 00:38
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            Hardcore lost fans only for this one

            Brought this game back in Christmas 2008 i actually played the whole game before i watched the series which was a bit weird to say the least i think it was one of the main reasons i started watching lost though

            In the game you take control of a man who is an amnesiac photojournalist ( this guy is not even in the main series of lost it's just some random guy they decided to throw in the game ) it would have made more sense making if the main character was Jack or even locke.. anyway as the game progresses the main character has flashbacks and starts to regain his memory as the pieces start to fit together you get a better understand off the story in the game

            Although the guy you control might not have anything to do with the actual TV series there are characters in this game who are from the series they all appear on the front cover of the game including Locke, Jin, Sun, Hurley, Kate, Jack Boone, Sawyer, Charlie, and a few more they help you and in some cases sell you items which will aid you in your current quests

            I'd say the best looking part of this game is the scenery and the environments they show lost just like it is on the tv series sometimes almost stunning even the sounds are amazing on the game the detail in the tree's and the water just show how much effort went into this game to make it look virtually superb

            Going onto gameplay now and this is going to be negative because i found the game very quick to complete, okay i was stuck on some off the fuse riddles for a long period of time but even after i solved them the game seemed to fly by i think they spent to much time making this game look good and not enough time thinking of a gripping storyline that will appeal to the lost fans it to me less then 9 hours to complete and the game length made the game look easier then it was and believe me some riddles and quests were not even close to being easy

            I would not buy this game unless you are a hardcore lost fan if your after a good gripping and well thought out storyline you should stay away because you will not get one here but then if your looking for a game showcasing amazing features and graphics then this is the game for you

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            11.01.2010 19:09
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            A disappointing experience

            There was a time when videogame adaptations of popular movies/TV shows weren't actually that bad. Back in the days of the Sega Mega Drive there were numerous successful games based on Walt Disney films. The Lion King, Toy Story, Jungle Book and Aladdin all received glowing reviews from critics at the time. Nowadays, with every new blockbuster film comes the obligatory videogame adaptation. Sadly, many of these games just don't cut it for me. They often feel rushed, with only a minimum of thought seeming to have gone into the gameplay experience. As a massive fan of Lost, I was hoping this game would not suffer from those problems. The initial signs were good - the plot was written by the show's executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. They have so far written every season premier and finale of the show and so hopes of the videogame being as suspenseful and exhilarating as the TV show were high.

            Plot

            You take on the role of a survivor of the plane crash. Upon discovering that you're suffering from amnesia, you set out to search for clues as to who you are, why you were on the plane, and who the mysterious woman is who keeps appearing to you.

            As plots go, it isn't too bad. With this being lost you can expect lots of twists and turns as you slowly regain your memory. However, towards the end of the game the plot starts to feel rushed and instead of building up to an explosive climax, it just fizzles out. The game is split into several chapters, and one thing I though was a nice touch was the fact that the star of each chapter features the "previously on lost" voice-over, followed by a recap of previous events.


            Gameplay

            Most of the game takes place on the island and mainly involves puzzle-solving. This takes the form of an electrical circuit in which you need to place a number of fuses to complete the circuit which will then open doors, turn on machines, etc. Some of these puzzles can be quite challenging, although with a little trial and error you'll eventually succeed.

            Another big part of gameplay on the island is avoiding the smoke monster. This essentially consists of you running a few steps, hiding until the monster has passed, running a few more steps, hiding again, etc etc. It can be a tedious process, especially if the monster catches you because you die and then have to start the area all over again.

            Breaking up the island gameplay are the frequent flashbacks you'll take part in. In these you'll find yourself reliving key moments of your character's past. Armed with a camera, your job is to take a picture of a key event as it happens. Take a picture of the wrong thing or miss your window of opportunity and the memory will replay itself until you take the right picture. This process can be extremely frustrating, especially if you have no idea what you're meant to be taking a photo of! You do get clues as to what the picture should include, but these are often vague and ambiguous.





            Overall, though, the biggest criticism levelled at the gameplay is that there just isn't enough of it. For example, one area of the game has you exploring the now iconic swan hatch. You solve a couple of fuse puzzles, take part in a mini IQ test on the computer and that's about it. Yes, it's very cool when the station goes into lockdown, as featured in the season two episode "lockdown", but the whole experience is just too short. The game also features a next-to-useless barter system where you can trade items you've collected, such as coconuts, for more useful items such as bullets, torches, etc. However, you simply don't use enough items in the game to necessitate having to buy more. During the whole game I think I fired my gun 3 times and used 2 torches.


            Audio/graphics

            Voice acting in the game is a mixed bag. None of the actors of the TV show were involved with the game; instead professional voice actors were used. Sometimes you can barely tell the difference. For example, Kate in the game sounds quite like her TV counterpart. However, other characters sound nothing like they're supposed to, the main culprits being Lock and Sawyer, and this can really ruin the sense of being immersed in the world of Lost.

            More effective is the use of sound effects. These have been lifted directly from the TV show. So, whenever you are about to have a flashback you can expect to hear the familiar "woosh." Whenever the smoke monster is near expect to hear its familiar, goosebump-inducing, creaks and groans.

            Graphically the game is ok - graphics are nothing special but they get the job done. Some characters, such as Locke, look quite lifelike but others, such as Jack look nothing like him.

            Overall

            The ability to explore for yourself familiar locations such as the hatches and the Other's compound means that this game should appeal to fans of the TV show. However, there just aren't enough things to do to in the game to make it a truly rewarding experience. My advice would be to rent rather than buy, as the game only last between 4-6 hours so you should easily finish it in one night.

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              16.10.2009 02:48
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              Not much fun for most!

              If your a Lost fan, then this might be the game for you. However, if your a real gamer then this is a must to avoid. Having to play for my sister since it was her game & she can't play, I was bored out of my mind. Although I do agree the storyline is pretty good if you follow the Lost series. I liked the idea of playing a new character overall even to the series itself. A nice touch of this game is that they made a complete ne plot to the story which doesnt affect the storyline of the series for those who havent played the game, but adds a little touch to those who have played this game. the puzzles are quite annoying in this game. such as piecing together the jigsaw like ripped pictures. one of the most annoying aspects of the game is running away from the shady smoke & hiding in the bamboo.

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              15.09.2009 20:00
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              If you are a new gamer this is a great way to begin - it can be accomplished!

              Well i think my take on Lost Via Domus is going to be somwhat different from many of the other reviews on here because i actually loved it!

              Now i am not an avid gamer in the slightest - i purchased my xbox this year more out of boredom from being stuck on my back following surgery. I then spent days searching and buying games on ebay, coming across Lost by pure chance,having never heard of the game!

              As a massve fan of the TV show i couldnt resist giving it a go, despite the bad reviews!

              When it arrived i stuck it on immediatly and was glued to if for a number of hours.

              The storyline surrounds you as someone who has lost your memory in the crash, and finding this again is one of the main missions, along with a whole string of action packed missions along the way! Being a new character but within a storyline with all the main ones we know and love was great- gave it that very famillier feel but at the same time offered something new and fresh. Lots of great flashbacks and video footage to give you a valuable break to sip your drink!

              Its a fairly straightforward game that doesnt go on for ever like some ive seen - and i think this is where the disagreements come from. For an avid gamer it is probably far to easy and repetative - for a newbie to this world of adventure games its a nice gentle way in that allows you to feel you have achieved something at the end! First game ive ever completed!

              If you are a newbie to games i say give this a go - its fun!

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              06.09.2009 22:10
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              Even a fan would take think twice about this

              The award winning tv show makes its apperance in the gaming world with lost: via domus. Being a fan of the series and to help me get my lost cravings as I was waiting for eason 5 to air I decided to get it. For those of you non losties the tv shows is about a plane which crashes on an island which has some mystical properties.

              The plot carries out like the tv show where you see yourself as Elliot Mashlow with amnesia from the crash. You find a lot about your story from flashbacks as in the series. The plot is interesting to the fans and I was hooked on. The gameplay itself involves a lot of fetch kind of missions. The start was great with a cinematic and the beach scene with various characters and the remains of the plane but it was all downhill from there.

              The missions lacked any fun and when I finally got a gun I killed like 3 people before the game suprisingly finished in just over 4 hours. With no multiplayer I felt betrayed at the very limited entertainement I received. The graphics are ok for the environment and the island but the characters are aweful as they look like copy pasted testures.

              Music does have the lost score which is nice but the voice acting is terrible with some characters so bad I actually started laughing at them. If you are a big lost fan pick this up only for a rental otherwise I wuld avoid it completely as you dont get the bang for your moneys worth

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              05.08.2009 12:09
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              1/5, was not very happy I'm afraid

              This game is proabably exactly what you'd expect from a TV show-turned-video game. It's got the characters, the setting, the quotes, the actor's voices... that's about it. If you liked the show, then it's probably worth buying the game as it's quite exciting to be able to control the characters (or beat them up..), and go "ohhhh yeahhh" at character's you'd forgotten about who suddenly turn up.

              Myself, I wasn't a fan of the show. I'd never seen it. A friend brought the game, and I borrowed it out of curiosity. Unfortunately, I didn't understand certain parts (like how there seemed to be a tree monster who spun around very quickly) or knew who ANYONE was, therefore found it difficult to get excited about anything about this game. My friend who like the show did actually enjoy the game, but said he was extremely disappointed by how quickly the game was over. And unfortunately, as there is no multi-player or any other game option, once you've completed the game, which is apparently very predictable, that's it. The game is then rendered useless and is given to mum to stick on the car boot sale next weekend.

              It's a shame in a way, but I wasn't really at all disappointed. It was a money-making scheme from the producers of the show to create more hype, so they could turn Lost into a brand. Unfortunately, their idea sunk as the game wasn't interesting, was predictable, and was over with a snap of the fingers.

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                01.08.2009 10:45
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                Decent.

                Lost Via Domus is a game based on the hit TV show Lost, does this game do enough to make it worth a buy for anyone other than hardcore Lost fans?

                The story in the game follows the plot of the TV show in its early seasons, instead of playing as one of the shows main characters they put you in the shoes of a photographer who has lost his memory. It's quite interesting to play and find out how your characters story overlaps that of the shows main characters .

                The gameplay is rather basic and lacking, you will solve some basic electrical puzzles that get more difficult as you progress in the game, hide from the shows iconic smoke monster, push the button in the hatch, fight some of the "others "using basic gunplay though this isn't done too often at all, none of it feels that interesting and everything on show has been done to death at this point.

                The only interesting game mechanic present is the photography scenes, here you must take a picture of a significant event in your characters memory and this will help him put together the story.

                When you're not in the action you will be talking to the shows characters who are all present, Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Jin, Sun, Hurley. This should be one of the most interesting parts of the game but it is somewhat ruined as it is blatantly obvious that none of the original cast return to do the voices which makes each dialogue scene lack any personality.

                It's not broken or terrible it just will fail to engage you, unless you happen to be a Lost fanatic who can look past all the bad points.

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                09.07.2009 17:56
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                I can only think of one reason why this game was brought out. Profit. All the game does is try to extend the franchise and milk a bit more money out of the series.
                Basically, you play a passenger on the same flight - one who has not been introduced in the series of Lost. The whole gameplay is you walking around with this guy visiting locations and solving puzzles. The puzzles really aren't that challenging and the game can get very boring and repetitive.
                This isn't made up for the storyline - it doesn't add anything to plot of Lost but simply provides an alternative perspective - which I didn't find very interesting.
                The games poor story and gameplay is not made up for by the graphics - it is grainy and the all the enviroments just appear the same. The characters themselves aren't that much better than the scenery.

                Overall this is a very poor, slapdash game and it shows. There appears to be no polish on the game and it seems that it was quickly put together to make a bit of cash. Honestly, do not buy this game - it is extremely boring and repetitive and definately not worth the money.

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                30.06.2009 23:58

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                Ok

                As most people know most tv/movie tie-in games are a let down and it would be wrong to say lost is any different but if you watch the show then it is definately worth playing. As you will know if your a fan of JJ Abrams hit show, there is a lot more hidden under the surface of whats going on and the story they are trying to tell - this game adds not a necessary but a different view on whats going on.

                You play a passenger on 815 that we havent met on the show and who is a photographer. Using what you can find you mus solve a number of puzzles to visit various locations you will recognise from the series. You will chat to all the main characters from the show and work your way through the game in a way seen in many point n click games over the years. This game is far from spectacular but it doesnt out stay its welcome.

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                03.06.2009 12:34
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                Boring game

                Hi today I will be reviewing Lost via domus for the Xbox 360. This game is called Lost in the UK and not Via Domus.

                Price
                I bought this game from what used to zavvi for £2.62 (40% off) in there closing down sale.

                Graphics
                For the time this game was released the graphics are average and nothing special.

                Gameplay
                The game becomes a little repetitive after a while as you have to keep going back to the same places over and over again. I found my self using a guide because it gets extremely boring trying to find where your meant to go.

                Levels
                In total there are 7 "episodes" in total each lasting around 10 minutes or 5 if using a guide.

                Achievements
                If you do buy the Xbox 360 version of the game there are achievements which when unlocked give you gamerscore. These are extremely easy to unlock as it just requires a quick play through of the game.

                Main review
                This game if based on the Sky series Lost which is extremely popular. You follow a character who is a journalist who has lost his memory. The storyline in the game is almost a sideline of the actual Lost storyline so doesn't spoil much of the series. I personally got bored very quickly of this game because there is no real incentive to carry on playing. When you go through the game you encounter flashbacks where you have to take pictures of various things to help recover your memory.

                I would only recommend this game if you are an absolute fan of Lost or looking for a quick 1000 gamerscore.

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                  05.12.2008 12:36
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                  Not the game that you hope it would be, to easy and very slow at points

                  As a fan of the ABC TV series of Lost I was intrigued to find that a video game had been made to collaborate with the series.

                  The Game is similar to the ABC TV series and this game is set within season one of the TV series. The game is about a plane crash, Oceanic flight 815, which gets into trouble and crashes over a deserted Island.

                  You play a character that is not in the TV Series: a male Photo journalist who has lost his memory and your initial task is to find out whom you are and if anyone in the flight has an idea of who you are. Your character has many flash backs and you have to try and piece the puzzles together in order to help get your memory back.

                  Amongst the survivors are Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Jin, Sun, Locke, Desmond, Ben, Juliet, Sayid, Michael, Tom, Charlie and Claire from the TV series. It is clear that not all the voices are provided by the actors of this show, some are provided by really bad stand-in's with awful accents, which makes this disappointing as it ruins the feeling of the game.

                  I found the game to be a similar concept to the CSI games that are out, as there are more puzzles and finding clues in this than I first anticipated. The initial feeling of this game is that it is really slow and there is not enough interaction with the other characters in the game. The levels are generally quite short but some levels do have puzzles which do take a while to solve. If your character dies there is no option to skip a scene which is really annoying. They have also tried to make each level like the TV series, with each level starting off with "previously on Lost".

                  I would have liked have had the game based around the characters of the TV series and set around their lives just like the TV programme, rather than some random made up character. I found that it was harder to relate to the video game because of this.

                  I find that some of the games concept to be very strange, you have to around and find items and trade with the other survivors in order to get torches and ammo, I find this pointless to say the least and it would have been more worthwhile if these items where supplied and there was more fighting and challenges involved in the game. It would have also been better if you where able to interact more with the environment around you, for example picking up more items to examine them and being able to explore the landscape without having to wait on the screen to load the next stage of the jungle or beach etc. More modern games such as Fable 2 or Assassins Creed have managed to make this work, with more vast areas in the game without waiting on the screen to load.

                  Altogether this is not a hugely bad game but not what it could have been. If you're really into games like CSI or detective games then you fill find this enjoyable. The voices of the well known characters are not always by the original actors which does give the game a cheap feeling to it. I would say that you would be better off renting or borrowing this game instead of buying it as it isn't really worth forking out you hard earned cash for, simply because you will probably complete it within a week, if not earlier.

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                    19.11.2008 17:08
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                    rent dont buy

                    I am a big fan of the TV series 'LOST' and when I found out they were creating a game I couldn't wait for its release.
                    However after nearly a year of waiting and a few goes on this game I completed it in less than 2 hours which was very disappointing.
                    I found the instructions for the puzzles in between levels hard to understand and I had to look up a game cheat just to get past those annoying puzzles.
                    The graphics were amazing though but I feel that too much time went on the game with making the characters more life like than giving the game any good playtime.
                    The sound effects were good and I found it quite annoying every time the dark mist got me or something hiding in the cave which made me jump a few times.
                    It's definitely a game for rental not for buying as I am sure anyone could complete it in a few hours.
                    I love the tv show but this game is ok I wouldnt waste money buying it though.

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                    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.