Lost in Harmony
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In the end, Lost in Harmony just doesn't deliver. The dual stories can be hit-and-miss for some players, but the music is good in both tales. However, the poor gameplay implementation sinks the experience, and the lackluster presentation doesn't help, either. The game is inexpensive at $6.99, but it can only be recommended if you've exhausted all other options and still want something to play that isn't terrible.
Lost in Harmony is an interesting rhythm game with a fine soundtrack and a compelling plot, which along with a decent gameplay make this an option in mind for fans of music games. The experience would be significantly better if the game was not so clearly based on its mobile version and the price was more in line with that of its original incarnation.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Lost in Harmony is a solid take on the rhythm genre.
Lost in Harmony achieves what it was intended to do: convey sensations to the player through the synchronization of our interaction with the screen and the music, with a narrative load that will help. M.I.R.A.I.'s adventure is not as satisfying personally as Kaito and Aya's, but overall, it is a highly recommended title within its genre.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Lost in Harmony is a charming game that is perfect for newbies and long-time players of rhythm games. The music fits the mood of both stories. However, with its limited amount of unlockables and levels in general, you will probably finish the game in a few hours. That might not be a bad thing for its $6.99 price tag on the Nintendo Switch. Lost in Harmony is now available on Nintendo Switch and PC. Though with its short and mobility focused nature, I highly recommend checking the game on on either Nintendo Switch or mobile devices.
Overall, Lost in Harmony feels and looks unpolished to me in terms of the basic gameplay and beats you are supposed to time to the music, which is the least you should expect from a game of this genre.
If you'd like to experience the sense of flow of iOS rhythm games or runners without the touch controls, Lost in Harmony's isolated keys and horizontal scroller may prove attractive on the PC. But alas, it's better suited to the smartphone, and with its rich, painted aesthetic and surprisingly grounded story, it's probably amongst the strongest on that market.
With some more focus and better design, this could have been a relaxing and reflective trip about dealing with grief and loss. Instead, it just feels like an obstructive way of listening to an album.
Lost in Harmony is a game that suggests a deep, meaningful relationship with music as a medium, but it only superficially uses musical clichés as a vehicle for its story. Again, this in itself wouldn't be a problem if the story was an incredibly poignant one which was improved by the form of dreamscape storytelling utilised in the game. Unfortunately, DigixArt clearly meant well, it struggled a little with turning a sad story into an interesting one.
Lost in Harmony is a very ambitious title that mixes a surprisingly infectious soundtrack with frantic and fun rhythm-platformer gameplay. It's one musical romp that's great for rhythm game players of all sorts, and I can't wait to see what DigixArt does next!