Lost Sphear Reviews

Lost Sphear is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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8.5 / 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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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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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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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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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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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 / 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
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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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
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 / 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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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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8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2018

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

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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
Top Critic
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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