|Review: Antiquia Lost (Nintendo Switch) via Digitally Downloaded
I would love for nothing more than Kemco to give its development teams a little longer to actually refine these games, because I do genuinely believe that they could be turned into something worthy, but until that development time is there, these things are a plague.
|Antiquia Lost Review via Switch Player
It's not treading any new ground, but Antiquia Lost does have a nice story to follow through. RPG hardcore fans will perhaps want to look elsewhere for something more meaty, but at just over a tenner, it's not one which will break the bank if you want to give it a try.
Currently US Prices only
|Nov 16, 2017||Boost Bead Set||$4.99|
|Nov 16, 2017||Experience Value Crystal||$4.99|
|Nov 16, 2017||Skill Level Crystal||$2.99|
|Nov 16, 2017||SP Crystal||$2.99|
|Nov 16, 2017||Battle Encounter Bead||$1.99|
June 30, 2018 06:09:46 PM
|I was kind of shocked to see how low the open critic score was on this, but then I saw someone gave it a 10. There might need to be some kind of oversight for games that get a random, unfairly low score.
That being said, I’ve been getting increasingly interested in these Kemco RPGs, since i’be been having a good experience with Dragon Sinker. They seem like great ‘budget RPGs’ you can play to clean the pallet or scratch that RPG itch.
January 14, 2018 05:07:00 AM
|My take: Antiquia Lost is very much an old school JRPG with some more modern mechanics thrown into the mix (light crafting, auto/semi battles). Those looking for a compelling story or interesting characters will be disappointed. On top of that, this game stresses micro-transactions pretty heavy-handedly. This could be due to the fact that the game is a mobile port (as far as I know?)
You definitely do not need to spend any money on microtransactions, as you get a decent amount of the currency just by playing the game. Even still, I'd recommend not getting any of the shop items outside of exp/gold multipliers unless you seriously want to break the game.
Speaking of breaking the game, any JRPG veteran will want to at least play on the second to last or last level of difficulty. Even on the hardest difficulty, everything outside of boss battles is essentially trivial. The game's saving grace is the combat system, which feels good enough to keep you interested despite the game's many shortcomings.
Overall, Antiquia Lost might scratch an itch for those looking for a traditional JRPG to play. But unless you're starving for such a game, you may be better off waiting for it to be on sale before purchase.
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