Your donations keep RPGWatch running!

Lost Sphear - All News

Show news in a year(yyyy), month(yyyy/mm) or day:
Show news of type:
Monday - February 26, 2018
Sunday - January 28, 2018
Tuesday - January 23, 2018
Friday - October 20, 2017
Monday - October 09, 2017
Box Art

Monday - February 26, 2018

Lost Sphear - Two Reviews

by Hiddenx, 20:27

Gaming Age and The Hindu have reviewed the retro J-RPG Lost Sphear:

Gaming Age:

Lost Sphear review for PS4, Switch, PC


Thanks to the graphical style, battle system and music, overall Lost Sphear is a reasonable attempt at bringing back the feel of the classic JRPG from the golden SNES era. It’s too bad they made some of the story choices they did, though if it weren’t for that, Lost Sphear would have been a much better game.

Score: B-

The Hindu:

'Lost Sphear' game review: bringing memories of classic JRPGs


Shoud I get it?

If you’re new to JRPGs and want a slice of what life was then, you should go in for Lost Sphear. A retro JRPG in a modern package with all the quality-of-life enhancements you would expect for a game today. It’s also great for those who want a lion’s share of nostalgia, without having to play those older games again. Also, Lost Sphear is best played on the Switch if you own one, a good game to take along with you.

Sunday - January 28, 2018

Lost Sphear - Review @ PushSquare

by Hiddenx, 12:04

PushSquare has reviewed Lost Sphear:

Review: Lost Sphear (PS4)

Memory is reconstructive

It's one thing to make a game in the style of a classic 90s role-playing title, but it’s another thing entirely to make one that matches the heart and focus of those beloved titles of yesteryear. Lost Sphear marks Tokyo RPG Factory’s second attempt at rekindling a spark of the past as the developer continues to pump out old-school RPGs.

It makes sense, then, that Lost Sphear finds inspiration in so many prior games. The battle system may be a slight development on the one introduced in I Am Setsuna, but it’s a combination of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, and Xenogears that deserves the royalties.

A less focused outing than its predecessor, Lost Sphear gets lost amid its various, undercooked systems, and it fails to successfully consolidate its many inspirations. It’s a pleasant enough game with a nice aesthetic, but we doubt we’ll be looking back on this one with too much sentimentality.

Score 6/10 - Not Bad

Tuesday - January 23, 2018

Lost Sphear - Released

by Hiddenx, 20:41

The J-RPG Lost Sphear has been released today:

Lost Sphear

The next evolution in this new golden age of JRPG’s arrives with LOST SPHEAR, bringing a fresh take on classic RPG gameplay!


A young man, who suffered a phenomenon that he had never seen, faces an ominous power that threatens the fabric of reality. Awaken the power of Memory to restore what was lost! Muster different Memory and craft the world around you in a journey to save the world.


  • Two music tracks by composer Tomoki Miyoshi 'Market Town Marpennig’ plus the Steam exclusive 'Imperial Capital Watt'!
  • A special downloadable wallaper! sizes (1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1600)
  • Unique and powerfully unforgettable storyline with seamless gameplay
  • Enhanced Battle System with new ATB 2.0 offering more freedom in combat
  • Machine Equipment - capture Vulcosuit robots in the fields or whilst in battle then equip your characters to gain enhanced abilities

Friday - October 20, 2017

Lost Sphear - Hands On @GameRant

by Silver, 21:38

GameRant tried out Lost Sphear and found it a great experience.

Lost Sphear, then, seems poised to answer the what-ifs that were left behind in the wake of I Am Setsuna‘s JRPG brilliance. The follow-up effort from Tokyo RPG Factory is a brand new title that has learned from its predecessors mistakes. Where I Am Setsuna was a restrained, careful walk through some of the genre's most tried-and-true tropes, Lost Sphear is a whirlwind, a vortex that absorbs every well-received element of classic JRPGs and coalesces them into one singular game. Lost Sphear is Tokyo RPG Factory's fever dream, the result of a studio with more confidence beginning to try something new under the guise of something old.

During our hands-on time with Lost Sphear, it became abundantly clear that the snowscape of its predecessor had been abandoned by Tokyo RPG Factory in favor of a world with more variety. We navigated through a forest, a desert, and a mine-none of which are groundbreaking in terms of environmental design, of course, but are a welcome change from just snow-and each environment felt distinct. The soundtrack, too, feels more diverse, eschewing the constant presence of heartbreak that echoed through I Am Setsuna with notes of hope and bravery mixed in too.


Monday - October 09, 2017

Lost Sphear - Like Chrono Trigger

by Hiddenx, 22:01

The J-RPG Lost Sphear will be released on January 23, 2018. PCGamesN has written a preview:

Lost Sphear is the Chrono Trigger remake I've been waiting for


I did not know games like Lost Sphear were still allowed to be made. Perhaps that says more for my tastes over the last few years than the actual development efforts of the world’s RPG studios. But look, if it wasn’t for the distinctive name, you would easily mistake Lost Sphear for being a remade SNES classic. Beyond that however, Lost Sphear manages to modernise what it mimics in the best way possible - it exploits the simple art style and retro aesthetic to make room for more systems, more characters, more options, and simply more everything.

There are still elements I would like to see improved before the January 23 release date - it is the 21st century, we should be able to buy new gear, equip it, and sell what it replaced all in the same menu, thank you very much - but Lost Sphear is looking very promising. If I am able to find the time for another massive JRPG in my life, this one is top of my list to check out.

Information about

Lost Sphear

Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
· Platform: PC
· Released: 2018-01-23
· Publisher: Square Enix