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Lost Sphear: Everything You Need To Know

Lost Sphear is a role-playing video game from Japan developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and published by Square Enix. This is the second game to be developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and considered a successor to their first title, I Am Setsuna.

Lost Sphear is a turn-based RPG similar to I Am Setsuna, another role-playing video game developed by Tokyo RPG Factory. As the game starts one of the first things that you will notice in Lost Sphear is an inn. The game features World maps and combat that allow for players to position characters to different positions around the battlefield. You can say that Lost Sphear is a spiritual successor to I Am Setsuna, the game which was created to imitate the 1990’s JRPGs. As seen previously in I Am Setsuna, Chrono Trigger, and older Final Fantasy titles this game also features an overhauled version of the Active Time Battle system. The game sets of with the player playing as the protagonist, Kanata, who with his friends Lumina and Locke, are trying to find a solution to stop the “White Fog”, which is slowly destroying their hometown of Eru.

The game’s story is set in a world where you find people, places, and objects disappearing. A very good assumption that you can make is that you, as the hero, are the only person with the power to make everything normal again. You will be doing this by collecting memories of them, for example, talking to an engineer’s colleagues about how she behaved, and turning them into crystals that you can then use to bring “lost” objects back to reality.

Lost Sphear has some interesting topics and delivers on them quite well.  For instance, you can find “lost points” and restore them when you’re on the world map, transforming each one into a special “artifact” that improves your skills. These skills will come in different forms as one skill will increase your speed dramatically while the other one might boost your damage using “momentum” attacks in combat. In the game, you will also find many memories that can be combined to create magical “spritnite” or used to restore these lost points.

Keeping all these things aside there’s not much left to talk about of the game. From the writing which looks irregular, the music that sounds generic, to the combat, which even after a few new flourishes, just feels like another revived version of  I Am Setsuna. Lost Sphear sadly does not have much going for it. The characters are flat and boring. And what’s worse is even the enemies look like they are reskinned.

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX460 / Radeon HD5750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® Compatible sound card

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10(64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX560Ti / Radeon HD7770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® Compatible sound card

 

The game comes out for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows worldwide on 23 January 2018.

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