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
Views: 4325 (0 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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The Lost Child Review by Meatballsub
Posted on July 2, 2018 (619 Views)


The Lost Child (Switch) Review via NintendoWorldReport

undefined.It would be an easy task to find faults simply by focusing in on individual aspects of The Lost Child. The vast majority of the game can be traced back to another JRPG that probably did it better, and if you can't get passed that, than you probably aren't going to enjoy it. But what I can't deny is that when I just stopped caring about how much was borrowed from previous titles, I had a lot of fun, and that's all that really matters.

The Lost Child Review via

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.

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.

Review: The Lost Child (Nintendo Switch) via Digitally Downloaded

The Lost Child is also a game that so cleanly represents everything good about the dungeon crawler genre that I found it hard to put down. The fact that it's the perfect introduction to the dungeon crawler genre also makes it the perfect first example on the new hardware.

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.



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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!"
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

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