Lost Sphear Reviews

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75 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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80 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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