Lost Eidolons Reviews

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8 / 10
Oct 20, 2022

It's hard not to respect and get swept up in the ambition of Lost Eidolons, where even the flaws and mediocre presentation is made worthwhile with some competent, classic SRPG gameplay.

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Unscored
Oct 16, 2022
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ACG
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Buy
Oct 12, 2022
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Jake Su
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
Oct 12, 2022

Take away all of that, and herein lies a more than competent turn-based tactical RPG that weaves a grand tale full of drama, stakes, and plenty of bloodshed. Lost Eidolons’ combat system is familiar yet different, offering strategic flexibility with the use of terrain and elements, and giving players the tools to succeed or fail on their own merits. Add to that the depth of its character development and worldbuilding, and it is likely anyone looking to invest considerable time into the game will enjoy themselves immensely. To say Lost Eidolons is an indie title with AAA aspirations is not a knock against it, but a true reflection of its quality and the potential it has if its edges were more refined.

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RPG Site
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7 / 10
Oct 25, 2022

Lost Eidolons offers a great strategic experience with thorough gameplay systems and mechanics, though its presentation and narrative fall just a bit flat.

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GameGrin
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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2022

Lost Eidolons is a tactical RPG that takes time to become attached to. However, once you start to get the swing of things you may just become hooked.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 11, 2022

Although its story and presentation elements wear a little thin after a promising start, there is nonetheless plenty to enjoy thanks to a decently deep battle system that offers plenty of challenge for those who want it. It’s a strong debut that offers plenty of optimism for the developer’s future projects.

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2.7 / 5.0
Oct 31, 2022

Lost Eidolons is a serviceable RPG with moments of brilliance. It is a game with consistently fun and occasionally tedious gameplay. Paired with a poor story and characters that have no interesting qualities, the game is the definition of a mixed bag and an ambitious game that seemed to reach too far.

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88 / 100
Oct 31, 2022

Those who prefer strategic role-playing games will find a lot to like in Lost Eidolons. The game's static speech background could use some improvements, but for those who can see beyond these little annoyances, Lost Eidolons really offers something unique. There is certainly space for growth and a few bugs that need ironing out, while its many existing strengths make it one of the finest SRPGs of 2022.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2022

I have some qualms when it comes to a few technical, artistic and character writing elements, and I feel like the level design could have been more varied and developed from the start, but I have no doubt Lost Eidolons offers, like no other tactical RPG so far a mash-up between Fire Emblem and an immersive, tragic and epic western aesthetic. I hope sequels may explore the Artemesia continent further and make it even more interesting. Ocean Drive Studio's debut game has a solid and consistent audiovisual [aspect], it's well written for its aims and its gameplay should please newbies in the genre (in casual mode) as well as veterans, playing on normal or higher and with permadeath on.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 17, 2022

Lost Eidolons is a truly impressive tactical RPG. It has solid and easy-to-grasp mechanics and manages to differentiate itself thanks to the weapon swapping and realistic visual style. While there’s still some room for improvement and some minor issues that require fixing, I can wholeheartedly recommend this to any fans of the genre. Here’s hoping this talented new team has many more exciting adventures to share in the future.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

I didn’t expect to enjoy Lost Eidolons nearly as much as I did. I’d assumed it would be just another one-note SRPG set in another generic high fantasy world. The Fire Emblem similarities would be skin deep, and nowhere near as high quality. However, I was delighted to be wrong as this game over delivered on every level. Impressive presentation, simple yet deep combat, and there’s plenty of variety in progression and customization. And while the story’s long in the teeth and the reliance on visual novel style dialogue sequences may not be for everyone, fans of the genre will be right at home.

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INVEN
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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2022

A traditional SRPG which strategy and tactics are its key. It seems like the game deliberately chose the serious, heavy vibe over flashy visual. The game's graphic based on reality is surely a different, charming point among other anime-style SRPGs out there. However, that kind of seriousness can make someone to feel the game is too heavy, difficult to immerse in most characters or the story itself is too monotonous.

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5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2022

The characters form the heart of Lost Eidolons, but a whole slew of grating and annoying issues makes this a run-of-the-mill tactical role-playing game.

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