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Lost Wing is a hugely enjoyable and exciting arcade mash-up of endless runner, roguelite, Wipeout and Tron. There's a bit too much grinding for content and the nauseating screen-rotating anomalies, but these are sufficiently offset by thrills of the rest of the game and a budget price point. It's a game that managed to make me both punch the air and slap my face in despair on a regular basis; how many video games can you say that about?
As we said, it's hard to review Lost Wing, because it's exactly what it looks like – a score attack-style game with ever-increasing difficulty and numerous extra tracks and game variations to unlock. Given how well it does almost every aspect of its core gameplay, it's unfortunate that this review reads like a litany of criticisms. Lost Wing is very good, but the presence of a number of issues – a couple being fairly major – mean that it could have been even better.
Lost Wing has a fantastic gameplay loop, housed in a shell that shows some rough spots. Actually playing Lost Wing is sublime, but progressing through it can be an occasionally frustrating grind. It looks and sounds fantastic once you get past its menus. In this way, Lost Wing perhaps presents more of a challenge than it intended, but it's a challenge I am happy to accept.
Lost Wing brings cool mechanics and a very well-composed look, which fits in nicely with its soundtrack. There are some problems, such as limited content, the upside-down camera and the slow start. Even so, its addictive gameplay means that anyone who ventures on these planets keeps coming back for new races.
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It’s poorly designed in some areas and it’s stupidly unfair at first, but its bite-sized length and engaging score system make it a very replayable game that ended up being a perfect fit for a portable like the Switch. It becomes a lot more enjoyable once you finally start unlocking new levels and ships in order to add some extra variety to your runs.