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Lost Ruins is a very simple, but still exciting game, which offers a complex magic system and exciting opponents. Probably, by the release on new consoles, it will become even more polished, and some animation flaws and sections with jumps on platforms will be corrected. But even now, Lost Ruins delivers a lot of nice emotions and fun.
Review in Russian | Read full review
The visuals are strong and most of the elements are competent, but this is a middle-of-the-road game that squanders its potential with some baffling decisions.
For those players who want a brutally difficult, violent action game with all the "kawaii" flavor of anime aesthetics. Lost Ruins places you in a mysterious realm, where a young girl with no memory suddenly appears. With no other option than violence, she will have to traverse this monster-filled location in hopes of solving the mystery behind her identity.
Lost Ruins manages to stand out from others in the genre and establish itself as a unique experience. The masterclass of pixel artwork alongside the conceptually engaging gameplay ideas more than shows that much effort and care went into this adventure. Still, implementation is everything, and sadly, Lost Ruins doesn’t seem to have a clear idea of what it wants to be. Opting instead to throw everything at a wall and see what sticks.
Lost Ruins is a work that features attractive characters, unique off-beat combat tempo, and the basic elements of Metrobania. However, the insufficient amount of contents and uncomfortable UI must be improved.
Review in Korean | Read full review
In some ways Lost Ruins is a proper testament to the classics, they were just so much more nuanced than their visuals let on. This game has some great ideas and a concept that works on paper, and from time to time it works in the game too. But all too often it stumbles when it should have soared.
Lost Ruins uses intense difficulty to create an exciting action and survival adventure. Numerous dangers and aggressive enemies make the journey complicated, but the process of learning the minutiae of combat to advance is very rewarding and fun. Various weapons, spells and equipment offer many possibilities in battles, and it is interesting to use the environment as offensive resources. Sometimes the difficulty is unbalanced and too punitive, which ends up creating some frustrating moments - patience and a lot of insistence is essential to complete the journey. In the end, Lost Ruins is for those who seek a methodical, difficult and rewarding experience.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review