Now this is the strangest thing....Lost Odyssey wasn't quite well received in IGN. If you read the review itself, it was quite scathing of the game, and note that they reviewed the game twice, and twice did they trash the game for what they considered 'flaws'. Surprisingly, they've chosen it as their GAME OF THE MONTH. Over Devil May Cry 4.
Looks like they finally got around to actually playing the game, instead of putting out a review based on their opinion on Disc 1.
It's just sad that IGN's review score and the unfair criticism that they gave for the game isn't going to change anytime soon. I don't really know why they made it game of the month....maybe because of all the backlash to the game reviews for Lost Odyssey in general. If you try to read a lot of the feedback online for Lost Odyssey, you'll see that GAMERS say that Lost Odyssey is a great game, and in some cases (like mine) the game is the best JRPG ever released in a very, very, very long time. It's simply a case of IGN trying to save face for trashing a game that was generally well-liked by the gaming populace. At the same time, this change in position regarding Lost Odyssey only serves to make IGN's reviewing standards more questionable, lowering their credibility with gamers even further.