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Lost: Via Domus (PlayStation 3)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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75
Gamesmania
Selten haben in einem Test auf Gamesmania die Einzelwertungen für Gameplay und Motivation derart weit auseinander gelegen wie bei diesem Titel. Die Stärken und Schwächen der TV-Versoftung werden so aber offensichtlich. Während der spielerische Kern einfach nur enttäuschend ist, trumpft das Spiel bei der Atmosphäre auf, wobei Grafik, Sound, Story und der hohe Wiedererkennungswert zur Vorlage die Glanzpunkte sind. Als Fan der Serie wird man um den virtuellen Inselrundgang daher kaum herum kommen und nimmt die spielerische Ideenlosigkeit gelassen in Kauf. Vielmehr stört da schon die viel zu kurze Spielzeit. Wer von Lost allerdings ein tolles Action-Adventure erwartet und die TV-Serie nicht intensiv verfolgt, sollte um das Spiel lieber einen großen Bogen machen. Selten war die Aussage "für Fans" daher treffender.
74
Game Captain
Mir scheint es, als hätte die Entwickler zu wenig Zeit gehabt, um das Spiel fertig zu stellen. Anders kann ich mir die teils sehr guten Ansätze, die dann durch sich wiederholende und langweilige Aufgaben, nicht abbrechbare Zwischensequenzen oder andere Dinge kaputt gemacht werden, nicht erklären. Für Losties, wie ich einer bin, ist das Spiel aber dennoch zu empfehlen. Die Stimmung der Serie wird stellenweise richtig gut eingefangen. Wer aber zuvor noch keinen Kontakt zu Lost hatte und ein spannendes Action-Adventure erwartet, wird sich schwer tun überhaupt irgendwas von der Story zu verstehen und die Designschnitzer kritischer beäugen.
72
Game Informer Magazine
Taken as a whole, it's an odd mix of good and bad. Think of it like a restaurant with great ambiance, a fantastic chef, and too little food on the plate when it arrives at your table.
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Game Informer Magazine
It's more of an interactive episode than a game. If you don't know anything about Lost, don't play this game. It'll ruin the show for you, and will likely bore you to death. Conversely, if you love the show and want to know everything, this should be the next game you play. The big reveals are well worth the time you put in.
65
Worth Playing
For gamers who don't watch "Lost," the experience in Via Domus is something similar to what you might feel if you turned up at someone else's high school reunion where everyone else knows each other and keeps laughing at all the inside jokes about polar bears that you just don't get. Via Domus is crafted almost exclusively and unapologetically for the fans who are treated to some unique moments, such as being able to explore Oceanic 815's mangled cockpit or getting to actually enter the numbers and push the button on the antique computer at the Swan station. Because it's over almost as soon as it starts, there's no way of justifying the console version's $60 price tag. If you have the choice, check that you're really a huge fan of the show by reciting Hurley's winning lottery numbers, and then either play Via Domus on a PC or rent it.
65
Bonusweb
Hra je jednoduchá a přímočará, zbrzdit v půldenním běhu sedmi epizodami vás mohou jen případná uvíznutí ve „výzvách“. Multiplayer z pochopitelných důvodů chybí úplně. Co si tedy s tímto titulem počít? Přiznám se bez mučení, že mě osobně hra dost bavila. Staré i novější adventury mám rád, a tudíž vím, že u tohoto žánru jen zcela výjimečně netrpí hráč pocitem, že na vývoj bylo buď málo času nebo peněz, anebo obojího dohromady. Notabene, když jde nedejbože o filmovou licenci. Proto mě tento pocit u adventurního zpracování seriálového hitu ani v nejmenším nepřekvapil. Ostatně grafika je z valné části dobrá, atmosféra je dobrá, hudba je dobrá, zívání se nekoná, co chtít víc? Snad jen, aby takové kousky nestály plnou cenu next-gen novinky.
60
Adventure Gamers
In a title like this, which is more fan service than anything else, it’s those little touches that make all the difference. Each episode even begins with a neat “Previously on Lost” montage where it shows relevant clips of the game up to that point. If it weren’t for all the cool references to the series and the Lost-worthy storyline, it would be hard to justify even spending the 4 to 6 hours it takes to stroll through the easy, repetitive puzzles and mostly non-interactive scenery. If you’re a regular viewer of the show, and you can find it at a decent price, I can easily recommend booking a seat on Oceanic Flight 815. For everyone else, however, even this brief visit to Lost island just might seem more like an eternity in purgatory.
60
DarkZero
So, in the end it has to be said that Ubi have created quite a good game based on the franchise, much better than expected, but ultimately not great. It has its interesting parts, along with some tediously boring sections, and one episode that stands out from the rest which makes you wish all the others were as meticulously put together. It makes a good effort at replicating the show, and although the game is regarded as non canon, throughout the 6-8 hour run it never descends into stupidity that would make fans turn away. Despite that, it is still just an above average title in terms of gameplay, and on our scale that would be classed as a six. So that’s what we’ll give it then.
60
Vgames

מעריצי הסדרה יוכלו למצוא את המשחק כמספק, עקב קו העלילה (הקצר) שלו, שיזכיר להם לפרקים רגעים טלוויזיונים מוצלחים. לשאר הגיימרים יוטב אם יחליטו להמנע מהמשחק, שלא מצליח לשחזר את השיאים של הסדרה עליו הוא מבוסס, ומצליח לספק חווית משחק חיוורת ומאכזבת.

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Computer Bild Spiele
Die tropischen Landschaften sind atemberaubend, die bekannten Figuren nahezu lebens­echt. Doch die Freude über den Wiedererkennungswert währt nicht lange – es mangelt an spielerischer Abwechslung. Zu erkunden gibt es nicht viel, da die Handlung von zwei Serienstaffeln auf nur acht recht kurze Spielepisoden reduziert wurde; das ist allenfalls „befriedigend“.
50
UOL Jogos
Apesar da boa produção, "Lost Via Domus" não consegue se afastar do estereótipo do produto promocional. Apesar de contar com uma apresentação relativamente boa, como um jogo ele é raso demais, tanto em seu enredo quanto nos desafios propostos. Somente os fãs mais entusiasmados da série deverão ver algum atrativo, talvez pela curiosidade de interagir com seus personagens preferidos ou para tentar caçar pequenas pistas e extras propostos pelo roteiro.
40
GameSpy
But that's classic "Lost," isn't it? What we can't immediately explain, we should feel free to write off as a wrinkle in space-time, a prophetic vision of (one of a million) possible futures, or, heaven forbid, a particularly vivid dream. One gets the feeling that the show's creators are trying to wash their hands of Via Domus, awkwardly placed as it is in the series' now-sprawling legendarium. But above and beyond that, fans should approach it as a lark; it's not very accomplished as a game.
40
Gamekult
Malheureusement, l'aventure reste terriblement courte et peu passionnante en raison d'un gameplay bien trop répétitif et basique. Conseiller Via Domus les yeux fermés même aux fans les plus aguerris reste donc assez peu évident, malgré les efforts consentis par Ubisoft pour respecter de l'ambiance de la série.