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Lost Sphear

Square Enix, Tokyo RPG Factory
Jan 23, 2018 - PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
62 / 100
IGN
6.7 / 10
Easy Allies
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
Polygon
6 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
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Lost Sphear Trailers

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Lost Sphear Restore the World Story Trailer

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Lost Sphear – Welcome to the World of Lost Sphear Gameplay Trailer

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Lost Sphear Announcement Trailer


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Critic Reviews for Lost Sphear

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Lost Sphear is a more ambitious JRPG than its predecessor, yet it risks abandoning its purpose to return to the genre's simpler days.

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Bland and unambitious save for its combat, Lost Sphear draws so heavily from the traditions of past JPRGs that it fails to build a personality of its own.

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Even if it falls short of becoming a worthy successor to the likes of Chrono Trigger, Lost Sphear really does capture the essence of classic role-playing games in a lot of ways. When it's not bogging itself down in overwrought mechanics, this RPG really can spark a sense of nostalgia. Its writing, environments, battle system, and music all evoke the best moments of bygone days. And even if it doesn't quite hit the heights it aspires to, it does a fine job of rekindling some fond memories.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Old school JRPG fans will find much to enjoy here, but the refusal to innovate does more harm than good for the genre's reputation.

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The combat is fun and the plot takes some interesting turns, but that doesn't change the frustrating design and tediousness

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If you had asked me just two weeks ago to name the biggest storytelling sin a game could commit, I would have told you it was making players ask questions without giving them a reason to care about the answers. Ask me today and I'll tell you something different. Lost Sphear buried me under convoluted logic and explanations, lore and jargon, only to cast it aside with a shrug whenever the details were inconvenient to the action. It answered my questions, but in ways so fundamentally disconnected and absurd that I regretted even caring in the first place.

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Tokyo RPG Factory's follow-up to I Am Setsuna improves on the first game's combat, but feels like a by-the-numbers RPG in other areas.

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