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Topic: Lost Sphear for Nintendo Switch

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scubydo

Lost Sphear is a different type of rpg

RPG, FPS, Adventure,Action...oh I like 'em all!
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Got to the capital city. Sure is pretty. I'm glad I played Setsuna. Some of the systems are still in place, like approaching enemies from behind to get some momentum, and the game isn't really explaining itself, unless it does later.

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scubydo

@bellow would you recommend for one who enjoys an rpg, but is not too picky about all the aesthetics? I am still on the fence on this one.

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RPG, FPS, Adventure,Action...oh I like 'em all!
New Switch ID: SW-3806-8055-1317

Nintendo Network ID: devineministry

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@scubydo you know I'm really just at the start. I really liked setsuna, myself, so I'd say go for it. However, it hasn't sold that well by all accounts, so if you're really on the fence you could wait for the inevitable special offer on the eshop.

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mack73

For someone who hasn't played either lost sphere or I am setsuna, which would be a better pickup now? I've got the desire for a classic, light JRPG and trying to decide between the two.

mack73

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@mack73 I like them both, although I was immediately invested in the Setsuna story, whereas LS is definitely a slow burn on the story side. Depending on what you mean by 'light' you might want to check out the excellent Bravely Default, which has serious QoL benefits for the player including variable difficulty and a scale for turning up or down random battle encounters. It's also a good appetite wetter for the upcoming Octopath Traveller.

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mack73

@bellow Thanks. Let me clarify 'light'. I'm thinking 20-30 hours, no huge grind fests and a story line I can jump in and out of casually. I would say Xenoblade is not light. Loved Octopath Traveller demo which I just finished and forgot how much I missed an old school turn based JRPG experience, so that's what I'm trying to fill now.

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Inertiacreep

@mack73 well i would recommend setsuna because these games are OK, but not excellent, and i feel lost sphere is over priced.. that way you can play setsuna for cheap then if you like it and want more, go ahead and dive into lost sphere..
Also idk if you are specifically looking for rpgs on switch, but battle chasers on pc and ps4 would be better than either of these games... it's coming out on switch soon as well but no release date yet, though i think i read the developers gave an update that they sent the finished build to Nintendo for approval so keep a watch out for that game.

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Inertiacreep

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@mack73 yeah, Setsuna would be good to fill those requirements. It's actually quite hard to think of a new 'classic' type Jrpg that comes without a bit of grinding and within those time limits. The only other one I can think of is one of my all time favourites, if you still have a Wii collecting dust in the attic, the magnificent Last Story. Now that was a game that really knew how to trim the unnecessary fat of the genre. Although it's not turn based.

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I'm not sure about this game just yet. It seems to be a little bit awkward around its central premise of objects and people becoming 'lost.' In my opinion characters aren't really reacting in a believable way to the phenomenon, nor Kanata's ability to cure it. Unless they're going for the semi-comedic, light tone. Seems strange given the heavyweight themes of Setsuna.

However, the combat is solid, or has the potential to be. It's a pretty slow burn getting your powers in place.

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You know I'm still enjoying this little game. It's got just enough to keep me interested, in a kind of 'jrpg check list' kind of way. I like the look of it and the combat is nice, although heavily unbalanced in terms of general enemies and bosses.

But, man, these characters are really flimsy. I haven't built up any real affinity for any of them yet and I reckon I'm halfway thru. These Tokyo studio dudes need to look at, well, basically any of the recent Jrpg's that I've played. Look at Xenoblade 2, FF 15, even World of final fantasy. All of these took the time and trouble to really offer the gamer something to really care for in terms of characters, even love. It's definitely a failing in the game.

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gcunit

The game has dropped to under £20 on Base.com. I'm tempted at that price, but am not seeing enough positivity out of those that have played. Given my jrpg backlog on my 3DS I should probably wait...

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