The Lost Child

Publisher: NIS America
Developer: Kadokawa Games
Release Date (US): 2018-06-19
Site Ranking: #90
Type: Turn-based RPG (#19)
Tags / Compare to: Anime, JRPG, Dungeon-Crawler, Pokemon
Game File Size: 3.2
Players: 1 Player
eShop: eShop Page
Website: Official Website
Twitter / Hashtag: @NISAmerica
ESRB: T
Views: 4652 (1 today)
OpenCritic Score: 54.9 (Based on Switch Reviews)
Updated Monday April 2, 2018 09:04:24 PM:
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Game Description

Hayato Ibuki finds himself the center of a conflict between heavenly and demonic forces after investigating a series of suicides in Tokyo. Now, he must capture defeated foes and turn them into valuable allies in this dungeon-crawling RPG
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SwitchRPG Staff Reviews

The Lost Child Review by Meatballsub
Posted on July 2, 2018 (878 Views)


Reviews

The Lost Child Review via JRPG.moe

With some interesting combat mechanics and wide range of creatures to collect, The Lost Child makes for a passable, if not particularly compelling JRPG. Were it not for a dearth of dungeon crawlers on the Nintendo Switch, this is a tale you could easily skip.

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Review: The Lost Child (Switch) via Nintendo Life

The Lost Child is a JRPG with a number of quirky and interesting elements, not least of which is its Pokémon-like monster capture system. However, its dungeon crawling underpinnings are just too dull and repetitive, and its narrative approach too stilted to draw in anyone but die-hard fans of the genre. Even then, you'll need to come prepared to grit your teeth and grind.

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The Lost Child Review via TheSixthAxis

The Lost Child is a dull, uninspired dungeon crawler. On paper, a Lovecraft dungeon crawler with a Japanese flair could be something truly iconic and memorable. Instead of realizing that ideal, The Lost Child apes existing dungeon crawlers and throws a dozen ideas at the wall, with none of them managing to stick. Combat can be fun and the El Shaddai nods are cute, but it isn't enough to make this cosmic terror worth losing your sanity over.

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Review: The Lost Child (Nintendo Switch) via Pure Nintendo

The Lost Child is a style of game has been done to death, but there are some interesting ideas found within the aggro and astral burst systems.

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The Lost Child (NS) Review via VGChartz

If you’re looking for a turn based JRPG to play through, there are far better options out there that provide more variety for your dollar.

50


Comments

juntaru
June 29, 2018 08:27:37 AM
I don't know how much I would love or hate this game. Might wait for a price drop before giving it a try...
Meatballsub
June 20, 2018 08:26:27 AM
Started playing this yesterday, and it is weird. Like, really weird. I like the mechanics but the story so far is pretty out there. Busty angels, Cthulhu dressed in a business suit, and no tentacles yet but I'm sure it is coming. Honestly, if it wasn't for me enjoying the combat and dungeon crawling I probably would have immediately regretted the purchase based on the plot so far. But I do plan on powering through it and putting out a staff review in the near future.
3 Likes
ReallyPassionateGamer
March 3, 2018 12:27:16 PM
First-person dungeon crawling and a monster catching/summoning system? SMTV might not come out until this year, but this game will certainly scratch my itch.
4 Likes
Kamisama420
February 24, 2018 01:41:26 AM
Although the background for this game seems interesting, looking at the gameplay it seems to go at a pretty slow pace. Both the dungeon exploring, which seems a bit funky, and the battles, which seem a bit basic for what the switch could accomplish. Might have to pass on this one.
3 Likes
Kirbygeek4
February 22, 2018 11:51:02 AM
I was surprised to see this not get announced for the Switch at the NIS America stream, but glad it's coming over now. Dungeon crawlers aren't really my thing, but hope this game is good for fans that are.
3 Likes
mattgemmell
February 21, 2018 01:56:41 PM
I'm here for anything Lovecraftian. No fewer than three volumes of his work on my office bookshelves.
2 Likes
Damyck
February 21, 2018 11:04:38 AM
I love that switch is getting all of those JRPG but I wish this game wasn't a first person dungeon crawler...those are not for me at all...TT
4 Likes
jonnydarkfang
February 21, 2018 08:45:48 AM
Seems we're getting a lot of Vita ports which I rather like...
I never owned one and most titles seem to be RPGs and turnbased strategy games, which I love. So I say "port all the good ones! More RPGs are always welcome!"
3 Likes
horusthesun
February 21, 2018 08:43:54 AM
i pre-ordered for PS 4 after the NIS America direct ... i will have to add the pre-order for the Switch
3 Likes

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