The Lost Child

Kadokawa Games, NIS America

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
63
Top Critic Average
34%
Critics Recommend
Based on 29 critic reviews
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The Lost Child

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

34%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 19, 2018
PlayStation VitaJun 19, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJun 19, 2018

Developer: Kadokawa Games

Publisher: NIS America

Genre: RPG

Occult journalist Hayato Ibuki encounters a strange girl during his investigations into a series of mysterious suicides in Tokyo. She implores that Hayato must live, before bestowing upon him a mystical device that allows him to capture celestial and arcane creatures. He is now thrust into a world beyond our own, home to horrific monsters and celestial beings. In it, he must delve into dungeons called Layers and solve the mystery of the device. Where his journey leads him could decide the fate of our world...

• Mythology Unbound -- Features 50+ entities from myths and legends to capture, each with 3 unique forms to progress through!
• Spread the Wealth of Knowledge -- There are more than 250 skills to learn and distribute among your party of captured Astrals.
• The Infinite Abyss Awaits -- Test yourself against massive dungeons with up to 99 floors of deathly dangers!

Where to Buy

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Review Data

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
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Fair Head
8
Weak Head
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Trailers

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The Lost Child - "Astrals" Trailer (Switch, PS4, PS Vita)

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The Lost Child - "Walking Among Gods" Trailer (PS4, PS Vita)

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TheSixthAxis

3 / 10
Miguel Moran

The Lost Child is a dull, uninspired dungeon crawler. On paper, a Lovecraft dungeon crawler with a Japanese flair could be something truly iconic and memorable. Instead of realizing that ideal, The Lost Child apes existing dungeon crawlers and throws a dozen ideas at the wall, with none of them managing to stick. Combat can be fun and the El Shaddai nods are cute, but it isn't enough to make this cosmic terror worth losing your sanity over.

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GameMAG

xtr
7 / 10
GameMAG

The Lost Child is a classic-style turn-based role-playing game with a first-person view, which features an intriguing story, well-designed puzzles and lots of opportunities to improve your party. On the other hand, this game is made with a very low budget, and it is pretty evident. If you're not a fan of exploration in the countless labyrinths, there's a chance that you'll get bored pretty quickly.

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Push Square

5 / 10
John Cal McCormick

The Lost Child isn't a game bereft of merit, and we're sure that there's a number of people who'll enjoy the visual novel slash first person dungeon crawler approach taken here. But it's certainly a game with limited appeal - even among the role playing game demographic - thanks to the lifeless battles and cumbrous dungeon design. It's a game that pays more than a passing nod to numerous other RPGs - Pokemon, Persona, and other Shin Megami Tensei titles - but sadly, never approaches the quality of any of them.

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FNintendo

5 / 10
FNintendo

The Lost Child is clearly inspired by several popular series from different genres and it does a decent job at that, featuring elements that will be easily identified by the players. Where it does not do so well is on delivering a good performance and capturing the player's attention, as this is a game that has problems with standing out, aggravated by its rather poor presentation, which ends up reinforcing how The Lost Child does not manage to be a compelling and engaging experience.

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