Lost Sphear Reviews

Lost Sphear is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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RPG Site
Top Critic
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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8.2 / 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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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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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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75 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

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

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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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80 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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