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  • Summary: As an ominous power threatens the fabric of reality, a young man chosen by destiny must arise to face a phenomenon never seen before. Enter Kanata, as he awakens from a devastating dream leading him to find his home, erased from existence. Awaken the power of Memory to restore the Lost andAs an ominous power threatens the fabric of reality, a young man chosen by destiny must arise to face a phenomenon never seen before. Enter Kanata, as he awakens from a devastating dream leading him to find his home, erased from existence. Awaken the power of Memory to restore the Lost and rebuild the world! Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 20, 2018
    90
    Ever wish you could bring a memory back to life? Tokyo RPG Factory has transplanted the essence of Chrono Trigger and other classic SNES JRPGs into a beautiful modern engine to revivify the Active Time Battle system for a new generation of players in the form of Lost Sphear.
  2. Feb 5, 2018
    75
    Lost Sphear is a good game in which Tokyo RPG Factory has taken good notes on the features that were criticized in I am Setsuna. While it's true that it isn't a perfect game and even though it has improved aspects such as the combat mechanics or the greater variety in the surroundings, it continues to have room for improvement in others, such as the dungeons.
  3. Feb 26, 2018
    72
    Lost Sphear is Tokyo RPG Factory's latest attempt to capture that golden age nostalgia, but its lackluster story and bloated systems aren't quite up to the task.
  4. Jan 30, 2018
    70
    Lost Sphear is a good J-RPG but it feels way too generic to stand out amongst the field of available competitors.
  5. Feb 5, 2018
    70
    Lost Sphear is a new game from Tokyo RPG Factory. It is decent but has some very old features and therefore 50 euros is way too much.
  6. 65
    Aiming squarely at gamers' nostalgia for mid-90s roleplaying games and hitting nothing but a vast white void, Lost Sphear is a fun game bogged down by a muddle of throwbacks and a cacophony of unoriginal, competing ideas.
  7. Jan 29, 2018
    60
    Lost Sphear is an RPG that’s hard to recommend to everyone, offering a mixed and unbalanced experience. The combat is fast-paced, rewarding and challenging yet sometimes garish. The Spiritnite system is fantastic and yet the Vulcosuits feel undercooked. All in all, Lost Sphear offers an inconsistent experience that is ultimately brought down by an overwhelming sense of tedium and repetition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 17, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Buy buy buy buy this game. Great nostalgic experience. This game is good. Pros
    + Great story
    + Nice characters
    + Long campaign
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  2. Oct 13, 2020
    10
    Me faltan palabras para comenzar a describir lo que Lost Sphear provocó en mí. Todo comenzó como un típico jrpg que parecía ser bastanteMe faltan palabras para comenzar a describir lo que Lost Sphear provocó en mí. Todo comenzó como un típico jrpg que parecía ser bastante genérico. Combates por turnos, ágiles, divertidos y una historia que se parecía a otras que había ya vivido en juegos anteriores, varios personajes con los cuales formamos un equipo, cada uno con su rol relativamente definido, lo usual en el género. Sin embargo, luego de la mitad del juego comencé a verdaderamente comprender la profundidad del sistema de combate, realmente en Lost Sphear se hizo un trabajo de relojería en cuanto a la inmensa cantidad de opciones que tenemos para personalizar el sistema de combate, así como el
    generar una necesidad en el jugador casi adictiva de explorar a fondo cada alternativa disponible.

    Los personajes son tremendamente carismáticos y entrañables. De alguna manera, todos tienen su oportunidad de brillar durante el desarrollo de la historia prinicipal de manera que podemos conocer su personalidad y, por supuesto, encariñarnos con ellos como me pasó a mí. La trama si bien es la clásica historia que comienza de una forma relativamente cotidiana y terminas salvando al mundo, está relatada de una manera apasionante y contempla algunos giros inesperados que realmente sorprenden.
    A pesar de todo lo anterior, lo mejor de Lost Sphear es lejos su banda sonora. La música es sencillamente maravillosa y adictiva , muchas veces me vi entrando a combates solo para escuchar la música de estos. Compuesta específicamente para el juego , ésta se caracteriza básicamente por melodías en piano y violín que calzan perfectamente con la atmósfera de nostalgia/angustia que pretende transmitir (exisamente) el juego.
    En conclusión, Lost Sphear se posiciona junto a Ni no Kuni, Tales of Vesperia, Octopath Traveler y BOTW dentro de los top ten de los mejores JRPG que jamás he jugado, se lo recomiendo profundamente a todo amante de los RPG como yo. Sin embargo, para personas con menos experiencia en el género, recomiendo jugar primero I am Setsuna (de los mismos creadores, pero es un juego más simple), para terminar con Lost Sphear.
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  3. Jan 25, 2018
    9
    I'm over 10 hours in on the Nintendo Switch version and I'm loving it. I did thoroughly enjoy I Am Setsuna. It wasn't the best rpg ever orI'm over 10 hours in on the Nintendo Switch version and I'm loving it. I did thoroughly enjoy I Am Setsuna. It wasn't the best rpg ever or anything but it scratched the itch (and it's still the dynamic theme on my PS4). This game is fun for the fact of nostalgia. Little things here and there that make me laugh, remind me of something from one of the classic JRPG of the 90's, etc. I don't need a lot of new invention and steps forward in a throwback JRPG, I just want to relax and unwind and enjoy a game like this. This game is exactly that. A throwback JRPG. One thing I will say though, I think $39.99 should remain the sweet spot for these games from Tokyo RPG Factory. $50 is a bit much. But I'm not gonna knock the score for the price point. The story starts off perfectly for an old-school JRPG and the pacing is perfect so far. The soundtrack is stunning. Tomoki Miyoshi is fast becoming my favorite current composer. I have to say, as much as I love playing RPGs on my PS4, this game feels like it is truly HOME on the Switch. (Note: Some of my review was originally a post I personally made on Destructiod.com) Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2018
    9
    This game is super beautiful. It really rejuvenates the old school JRPG vibe that the 90s brought us, it is significantly better than I amThis game is super beautiful. It really rejuvenates the old school JRPG vibe that the 90s brought us, it is significantly better than I am Setsuna, and while still flawed, playing it on the go, and being able to pick up ad play and put down at any time really keeps the story alive. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2019
    8
    I really think that Lost Sphear deserves more love. I really liked the story and after the first 10 hours the story shifts and it gets deeperI really think that Lost Sphear deserves more love. I really liked the story and after the first 10 hours the story shifts and it gets deeper so for me the story was really good and enjoying. The combat was little frustraiting especially with the Vulcosuits, the bossfigths were challenging and enjoyable. Overall great game and I think its up there with "i am Setsuna" Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    8
    I was honestly shocked when i came here and saw thw 69 critic review the game is a solid jrpg if you like them. You can move around in combatI was honestly shocked when i came here and saw thw 69 critic review the game is a solid jrpg if you like them. You can move around in combat attack multiple enemies at once has a deep upgrade and combat system and the graphics look great. Boss fights are challenging like persona so its keeps things fresh id say a 7.5/8 is the correct score for the game cant wait to see tokyo rpg factories next project because this one has me hooked Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2018
    4
    Does not compare to Setsuna. The story is poor, the gameplay is good but it does try to jam too much in and the weighting of the game feelsDoes not compare to Setsuna. The story is poor, the gameplay is good but it does try to jam too much in and the weighting of the game feels bizarre. I went to the final boss levelled to the recommended amount with 8-9* upgraded equipment and it took me over 10 attempts to win- due to instant death. Whoever's idea that was needs to... well you know. Expand

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