Percentile Rank

Lost Sphear is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 79 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 79 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 2, 2018

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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GameCloud
Wait for Sale
Wait for Sale
Feb 24, 2018

Lost Sphear is an RPG that does its best to remind you of the classic genre titles that have preceded it, titles such as Chrono Trigger and the earlier Final Fantasy entries. Where this is obvious is in the overall tone and direction of the game, borrowing and reviving many old tropes and dusting off some familiar clichés. Where this fails though, is in the execution. When your company and the games it produces are focused on paying homage to the RPG greats of the last century, your new titles tend to lose a little of their own unique identity in service of “Remember this?” mechanics and nostalgic gameplay moments. I’d say if you didn’t have much else to do, Lost Sphear could probably occupy you for a little while, but there are many other titles I’d recommend, especially those classics, before I’d find myself willingly playing this one again.

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Killa Penguin
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 8, 2018

It starts to feel similarly passive-aggressive in the way it does things, too, including a fake ending that plays out countless hours of busywork prior to the real ending. That means we’re dealing with pacing issues in a game that, like its predecessor, still agonizes fruitlessly over how it can best pay homage to Chrono Trigger’s legacy while blatantly ignoring the things that were actually good about that game.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 20, 2018

When you dig below the surface its messy game mechanics and uninteresting characters fail to live up to expectations. Despite the issues, it’s not a terrible game, but it is missing the charm that made the classic games it is trying to emulate so great.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Jan 25, 2018

It's a beautiful, emotive game and with it Tokyo RPG Factory has cemented itself as one of my favourite JRPG outfits going around.

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PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jan 26, 2018

Lost Sphear is a gift to the 90's RPG lovers. Simple graphics, well-known gameplay mechanics, but with some novelties at the same time, a story that makes the player eager to find out what is going to happen next and characters with really distinct characteristics make Lost Sphear a game to be played in 2018.

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Respawning
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

So here I am, gushing over a nostalgia filled love letter to classic JRPG’s when all you really wanted to know was: Is it any good? Well that depends on you as a person really, Lost Sphear is one of those game’s I have found really difficult to score. For old school fans of the genre I would say that Lost Sphear is an absolute must play however as a game on it’s own merits it relies a little too heavily on nostalgia to really come out on it’s own.

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NEOsite
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2018

Lost Sphear improved many elements of I Am Setsuna. RPG Factory did not change one thing - a huge inspiration taken from golden years of jRPG genre. It's nothing bad, though, I wanted this game exactly like that.

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Use a Potion
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Playing Lost Sphear was like re-visiting the classic RPGs of yesteryear that hooked me in with their enjoyable combat mechanics, impressive world design, and incredibly evil (though somewhat predictable) villains. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and whilst I’ll certainly admit that it had a few flaws, I was completely absorbed by it throughout the entirety of my twenty hour-plus adventure. Believe me, if you’re an RPG fan you need to buy it. It acts as the perfect reminder that RPGs don’t need to have super fancy visuals, overly intricate combat mechanics, or a convoluted plotline to grip players in – they’ve just got to have heart, and that’s something Lost Sphear has in abundance. Here’s to the next fascinating adventure that Tokyo RPG Factory send us on…

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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Lost Sphear is a good game, a solid RPG with an enjoyable plot, solid systems, and a great soundtrack. If you need an RPG to hold you over until 2018's bigger AAA RPG releases, then this is your game.

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IGN Italy
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

A nostalgic tribute of 90s RPGs. Great music and atmosphere, perfect for peoples that search a brief adventure instead of too much long RPGs.

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Everyeye.it
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

There's nothing really new about Lost Sphear and that's fine. If you are a lover of the genre and want to relive the emotions that have led you to fall in love with the jrpg as kids, the work deserves to enter your collection.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Since finishing Lost Sphear, I can't stop thinking about it. The game does not break the mold by any means — in fact, it attempts to fit the mold of the 90s JRPG — but it does excel in certain facets. While aspects of its gameplay do falter, I never felt discouraged from pressing forward and uncovering the mystery behind the lost phenomenon. Lost Sphear is a beautiful game that even the newest JRPG player can enjoy.

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GamePro
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

A lovable J-RPG in the tradition of Chrono Trigger.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Lost Sphear has all the makings of a classic RPG, along with some of the trappings expected with the genre. The presentation will take many gamers back to the golden age of RPGs, with menus galore, a charming art style, and intense soundtrack. The graphics may feel a bit too basic for those who have gotten used to the likes of Final Fantasy and its grandiose aspirations, but Lost Sphear is not lacking in small details, whether that's the motions of a cook as he receives a much-wanted ingredient, or the headshake of a character as they are exasperated at their colleague's response. Indeed, Lost Sphear checks all the right boxes for those looking for a traditional RPG they can get lost in for the next 30 or more hours.

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Atomix
80 / 100
Atomix
Ryudo

Top Critic

80 / 100
Jan 27, 2018

If you liked I am Setsuna or just games with a very old school gameplay, then this title is for you.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 27, 2018

There's little in Lost Sphear that you haven't seen before in JRPGs, but that doesn't mean it's a title to be dismissed out of hand. If you can look past the clichés, Lost Sphear presents an engaging world, deep battle system, and plenty of replayability which will likely delight many an RPG fan. Tokyo RPG Factory has proven with this release that it's capable of learning from past mistakes, and though Lost Sphear still might not be the game to surpass Chrono Trigger, it proves itself to be worthy of that legacy. We'd recommend Lost Sphear to anybody who loves a focused, traditional RPG; it may be priced a little high, but this is an enjoyable experience that fans won't want to miss out on.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 22, 2018

Tokyo RPG Factory plays it safe in this follow-up to I Am Setsuna, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 29, 2018

Lost Sphear nails the look and sound of classic RPG's while updating the combat in interesting ways. While the story may not stand up with our all time favourites it's a big warm hug that doesn't overstay its welcome.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Even though it won't go down as the masterpieces it takes inspiration from, Lost Sphear will give longtime JRPG fans all they could ask, such as a fast and enjoyable combat system and a huge degree of customization. If you don't expect anything groundbreaking, give it a chance.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

Lost Sphear is such a good game and it's definitely worth your time.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 27, 2018

If you enjoyed I am Setsuna, there is a good chance that you will have a great time with Lost Sphear. If you didn't, it is hard to say if Lost Sphear will be able to pull you back in, since it works more as a spiritual successor than a brand new game.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 18, 2018

Lost Sphear may be the homage factory it was intended to be, but thanks to mixing elements of yesteryear together in such a smart way, it ends up feeling like its own, unique beast. Inevitably, it falls victim to the age-old argument of "Is it fair to compare this to other games," and because it is designed to imitate those games, it obviously is. Truth be told, while some of it sags, Lost Sphear is one of the best games to come out imitating those highly revered titles, and any fan of those '90s RPGs would be a fool not to give it a chance.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

Lost Sphear is a little step forward for Tokyo RPG Factory, solving all the bad things from I Am Setsuna and keeping the good ones exactly as they were. If you love JRPGs and miss those times where everything was simpler, don't miss it.

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RPGamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 9, 2018

Backed up by modern technology, Lost Sphear offers a thoroughly engaging take on the classic RPG formula.

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Continue-Magazin
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 11, 2018

Lost Sphear is a great deal for fans of old school J-RPGs. Despite its sometimes boring dungeons it has a good story and an interesting combat system.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 18, 2018

Take a step back though, and it’s easy to come to appreciate the long strides forward that Lost Sphear has made toward compared to the previous game. There are far more daring ideas here in comparison, resulting in a game that has plenty of comprehensive systems at play to delve into, even if the story that it looks to impart isn’t as meaningful. Those looking for a classic role-playing game to sink some time into on Nintendo won’t go far wrong in considering it, but remember that it isn’t without its flaws.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2018

What I can tell you is that I have definitely enjoyed my time playing Lost Sphear and I'm already thinking if Square Enix is considering a sequel. Even though I feel that Tokyo RPG Factory focuses too much on trying to apply the Chrono Trigger formula to their new game, I still believe that Lost Sphear is a step in the right direction.

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VGProfessional
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Heavily influenced by a lost era of JRPGs, Lost Sphear however has its own charm and personality, fixing many of Tokyo RPG Factory's first faults. It's a good little JRPG that will charm those that miss the traditional gameplay mechanics.

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Geek Culture Podcast
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2018

For those that really enjoyed a return to the SNES era of RPGs with I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear will be right up your alley. There aren’t too many things that feel incredibly innovative, but the sense of nostalgia and solid game mechanics make Lost Sphear at least worth checking out once it gets a price drop.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

In spite of my cruel and cutting remarks, I still enjoyed Lost Sphear.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

Lost Sphear is a bit of a hard sell to people who are not fans of JRPGS and even though the writing and characters are quite stereotypical, the story has a lot of heart. The battle system and customization options make for a fun game.

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Digital Chumps
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

Overall, the gameplay of Lost Sphear is solid in execution, sans the difficulty that comes with it. The gameplay will require strategy out of you, and maybe you're better than me in the department, but for the most part it is a good game. The manual positioning alone separates this RPG from more traditional of its type, such as a Romancing SaGa 2, but the difficulty does keep you grounded when it comes to being consistently entertained.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2018

Lost Sphear is a colorful, charming game, and does a pretty good job of triggering the nostalgia folks like me have for SNES RPGs of their youth. It just doesn't quite reach the heights of the titles it's influenced by. There's nothing wrong with it, but by trying to be everything to everybody, Lost Sphear becomes sort of a pastiche of other RPGs rather than something which will be remembered for its own merits. I've certainly enjoyed my time with the game, and I think it's worth playing. But I know deep down that in a few years I'm far more likely to replay Chrono Trigger for a twentieth time than I am to come back to Lost Sphear.

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The Games Machine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2018

Lost Sphear is an honest and sincere tribute to the JRPG genre of the nineties: the storyline, the characters, and the art direction are all reminders of that era, with a combat system that's pretty engaging and not too hard to the player. Well, it's not the most original game ever released, but if you like the genre, you'll definitely find something worth your time.

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Expansive
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2018

Lost Sphear can be enjoyable but struggles with its own pace and game development

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Digiato
74 / 100
Digiato
Shayan Karami

Top Critic

74 / 100
Mar 1, 2018

At the end of the day, Lost Sphear is a game that somehow satisfies our thirst for a turn-based JRPG but falls short to be inspirational due to its lack of innovation in story and a repetitive gameplay.

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IGN Spain
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Lost Sphear improves in terms of storytelling, but with respect to game mechanics it is too similar to I Am Setsuna, which will please its fans, but will not provide any incentive for those looking for a revolution in the Tokyo RPG Factory formula.

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Video Chums
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

If you're looking for an immersive story in a captivating world then Lost Sphear is certainly an RPG to add to your collection.

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Bazimag
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2018

Generally, Lost Sphear is exactly what it looks like. A modern game based on good old titles which present nothing new. However, as it benefits from good gameplay and heavy content – 24-hour story gameplay –, Lost Sphear can be an appropriate experience for all fans of role-playing games.

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Easy Allies
Feb 6, 2018
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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Lost Sphear may not be the vastest or most extraordinary RPG on the market, but it's a very well made game that is sure to deliver a very enjoyable thirty hours or so.

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GameWatcher
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Accidentally trivialising a boss by inflicting Charm and having it put itself into a perpetual cycle of Sleep.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 28, 2018

At the end of the day, it's a fun game with pretty visuals, an interesting battle system, enjoyable characters (that are well-acted), and a must-have for fans of classic JRPGs of the SNES era.

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Gamer Professionals
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

Lost Sphere plays with a lot of tropes of a beloved genre, but doesn't quite make the most of them. The story feels uninspired and it is backed by characters who that are not worth getting invested in. The redeeming factor of the game is a fleshed out combat system that has a ton of options and combinations, making it adapt easily to any playstyle.

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IGN
6.7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

6.7 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

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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Worth Playing
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2018

Overall, Lost Sphear is a solid JRPG title. It incrementally improves upon I Am Setsuna, but players who didn't like that game likely won't like this offering, either. There's an imbalance that feels like it's punishing us for being good by making the game a tad easy on occasions. It feels like an indie game in length and ambition, since it tries out new things, but it falls short. The $50 price tag doesn't align with what Lost Sphear achieves, so this game is best for fans and nostalgia seekers.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

While there are plenty of good aspects to Lost Sphear, it does suffer from dipping into the well of nostalgia a little too often. It captures the essence of 90's Japanese RPGs quite well at times, but the application is uneven and that effectively scuttles a lot that Lost Sphear does right.

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CGMagazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Lost Sphear's classically-styled RPG bones can scarcely bear the weight of its uninspired narrative.

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Player.One
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2018

Lost Sphear is a mixed bag that will appeal to some RPG fans more than others. Combat is challenging and fun, but the story feels lacking and derivative for much of the game.

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Game Informer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

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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Pardis Game
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2018

Going to the past, if the use of proven concepts is done in a smart way can definitely a game. But using all these concepts that have been used a lot is like walking on a string, something Lost Sphear hasn't handled well and has preferred  mimicking instead of originality. These days we see so many games like each other, so there really isn't a need for a JRPG with a nostalgic look and feel but a clichéd story and this puts a stop to all the potential Lost Sphear has in it

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Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

While the flaws in the game may seem as if I do not recommend the game, there is something intangible about it that keeps you coming back

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LevelUp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2018

Lost Sphear is an Old School JRPG with all it's letters that takes a lot of the classics of the 90s'. Unfortunately it doesn't just take the positive parts of those games, but also the cliches, which in one part is great because it brings you back, but it also reminds you how overused the formula is. All around the game is somewhat inconsistent and can become tediuos, but it's fast-paced and rewarding gameplay saves it from all its faults.

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PC Gamer
62 / 100
62 / 100
Feb 6, 2018

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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New Game Network
62 / 100
62 / 100
Feb 1, 2018

Lost Sphear is a middling JRPG that lacks style, tone, and substance. You can see certain ideas that are working hard to keep things afloat, but with a rough plot, bad cast, generic look, and combat that grows tedious, it fails to stand out.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 29, 2018

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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Polygon
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2018

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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Game Revolution
Jan 30, 2018

Here's hoping that Tokyo RPG Factory's next project takes that gameplay design and applies it to a heartfelt story that doesn't feel like it was assembled on a conveyor belt.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 1, 2018

Most people probably won't mind Lost Sphear's nostalgia tinted approach to game design, but there's surprisingly little to write home about. Despite a rather intriguing premise, the characters come across a tad too bland, while the quest itself is too linear. It's hard to knock it too much, but after the thoughtful journey at the heart of I Am Setsuna, this is a pretty average showing and certainly not a fresh take on the JRPG.

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Shacknews
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 31, 2018

Lost Sphear is a game that seems to fall victim to its own ambition. It presents plenty of classic JRPG elements that fans of the genre will enjoy, but its efforts to follow a nostalgic form result in something that ultimately feels insincere. The foundation is solid, particularly with regard to its battle system, skill customization, and overall presentation, but the soul of the experience just isn't there. Lost Sphear is meant to feel like a proper return to a traditional form, but its lackluster dialog and underwhelming plot development instead result in a game that simply can't stand up to the classics it's inspired by.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 27, 2018

A less focused outing than its predecessor, Lost Sphear gets lost amid its various, undercooked systems, and it fails to successfully consolidate its many inspirations. It's a pleasant enough game with a nice aesthetic, but we doubt we'll be looking back on this one with too much sentimentality.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Lost Sphear is a competently assembled retro product that may dredge up fond memories of older, better JRPGs, but it lacks a personality of its own. The unique, melancholy world of I Am Setsuna has been replaced by soulless tropes, and incrementally improved battle mechanics and dungeons don't make up for that loss of identity. Sadly, the makers of Lost Sphear have lost the thread.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 30, 2018

Lost Sphear is an all-in nostalgic RPG that never really tries to offer something new. But if the story starts in the most classic of ways, the game will fulfill patient gamers with some more complex stuff, and not-so-easy fights. Unfortunately, you will have to pass through an very generic artistic direction and pointless dialogs.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 7, 2018

Despite its attempts to captures the essence of JRPGs of yesteryear, Lost Sphear fails to live up to the classics it's trying so desperately to emulate.

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Impulsegamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 7, 2018

Whatever moral fibre Lost Sphear had seems to have been 'lost' by the immaculate moon.

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GameSpew
60%
60%
Jan 31, 2018

I love Tokyo RPG Factory's admiration of the past, but Lost Sphear offers little for both longtime fans of the genre and casual passersby. If a taste of the past is all you need, however, then it will surely be your companion on that trip down memory road. Just don't be looking for anything more than that here.

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Rice Digital
Feb 19, 2018

When more exciting retro-styled throwbacks like Project Octopath Traveler are on the horizon, Tokyo RPG Factory really need to take a look at what they're going to do with their next game to make it stand out from the crowd.

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SwitchRPG
Feb 27, 2018

While it, without a doubt, improves on almost every aspect of its predecessor, it also manages to do a “two steps forward; one step back” shuffle. That particular jig is what makes it difficult to suggest, especially for the asking price ($50USD as of this review). Despite the hefty story and gear progression issues, I think this game would definitely be worth a purchase on a sale. It may even be worth the dive for some at full price, but you should be aware of its shortcomings before making that decision. Ultimately, it is hard to recommend Lost Sphear when there are games like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 near the same price point that arguably offer a much more riveting experience.

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Goomba Stomp
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2018

An average RPG missing a sense of exploration and flexibility to make it memorable. The battle system is a particular highlight, however, and there's definitely some good groundwork if there's to be another game in the series.

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pressakey.com
Feb 13, 2018

Lost Sphear fails to live up to the classic feeling while playing it. They improved some elements but it isn't the game that I expected.

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Gamer Escape
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 6, 2018

Together with the lack of voice acting and other minor flaws, it’s hard to justify the game’s rather high price tag, as its production values just don’t seem to be in line with titles at this price point. There is some fun to be had here if you are fond of classic JRPGs – and I would recommend it for such people – but I would wait for a good sale before considering this one.

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SwitchWatch
60%
60%
Feb 22, 2018

Lost Sphear is a game of two sides, on one hand, it takes us on a trip rife with nostalgia that can bring a smile to our face whilst on the other hand it crams this nostalgia down our throat without giving us a chance to get deeply into any individual element. During my time with the game, I experienced boredom and frustration with some enjoyment thrown in for good measure. It's a game that borrows from our past but loses itself a bit in the process. Is it the best JRPG? No, certainly not but it does deliver glimmers of a great game.

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DigitalCentralMedia
57%
57%
Feb 2, 2018

Lost Sphear tries to recapture the 90s JRPG magic but in the process loses its own identity. Tokyo RPG Factory tried to squash every JRPG trope into this game, and as a result, the characters and the plot suffered. A massive step backwards for Tokyo RPG Factory.

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SA Gamer
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2018

Lost Sphear wants to harken back to the great classic JRPGs of yesteryear such as Chrono Trigger and early Final Fantasy games. However, it falters way too much in its execution by providing characters that severely suffer from being tropes and provide eye-rolling dialogue. While the combat is quite enjoyable and the story picks up steam at around the midway point, it is way too slow on the uptake and delivers an experience that can just be classified as serviceable.

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

5 / 10
Jan 29, 2018

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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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Feb 8, 2018

This is a very boring game that can seem interesting and cute only at first, but because of the protracted plot, dull dialogues, weak exploration component and the lack of some important elements, it simply disappoints.

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TechRaptor
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2018

A disappointing sophomore effort from Tokyo RPG Factory, Lost Sphear proves relying on nostalgia alone doesn't make a great game.

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Saudi Gamer
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 4, 2018

Tokyo RPG Factory clearly listened to gamers feedback from I am Setsuna, the storyline improved and it brought a variety of gorgeous environments along. However, Lost sphere doesn't have a unique identity it trys so hard to combine favorite classic systems into one game.

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