Lost Sphear - A special message from Tokyo RPG Factory+Demo trailer

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by LordOfLore, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. LordOfLore

    LordOfLore Member Original Poster


  2. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief Member

    Yeah, I’m gonna get the demo, I haven’t been as burned by a game purchase as I was with I Am Setsuna in years.
  3. #3
    I thought that I am Setsuna was decent enough. How is this one in comparison?
  4. #4
    That import thread will forever stay in my mind “It’s better than chrono” goddammit lol
  5. logash

    logash Member

    Perfeeeeect. I was wondering if I should buy this for Switch or PS4 but now I can test both out.
  6. #6
    After how disappointing Setsuna was, glad it’s getting a demo. I want it to be great
  7. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief Member

    Did someone actually say that? Lol, damn
  8. #8
    A couple it was terrifying
  9. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief Member

    One of the times I wish there was a wall of shame, lol. They’re not even in the same galaxy.
  10. Scrawnton

    Scrawnton Member

    I hope I can be done with Xenoblade 2 before this drops.
  11. Pooroomoo

    Pooroomoo Member

    I wasn't blown away by Setsuna but overall I had a good time with it (by the time I was growing a little tired of it and wanted it to end I was already near the end :-)), so I'll get this one as well.
  12. phanphare

    phanphare Member

    nice, definitely interested in a demo. setsuna didn't quite do it for me.
  13. Cranston

    Cranston Member

    Same. But it could have been wonderful. The setting and story were genuinely touching. Sadly, the rest of the game was about as average as average gets.
  14. Haunted

    Haunted Member

    XC2 has my jRPG itch taken care of for a while and I am Setsuna was a big disappointment for me, but I'm definitely going to give them another chance and try the demo, I'm interested whether they've improved on the formula.
  15. Aniki

    Aniki Member

    Great, will download later. Still have great expectations for it. Despite me not liking Setsuna. I hope they learned a lot from making their first game.
  16. ultra bawl

    ultra bawl Member

    Is Setsuna really that bad? I've yet to get around to it.

    I'll be picking up the demo for this though.
  17. #17
    I'll never understand how people can call I Am Setsuna disappointing. With how long I've read people on forums complain about lack of old school RPGs, they finally make one and barely anyone seemed to even care.

    I absolutely loved that the whole game is set in a dark, wintery world. The OST is one of the best I've ever heard in any RPG, and it took a lot of guts to make it almost entirely all piano. The battle system is literally Chrono Trigger, plus time based button prompts, meaning it's a better battle system. Every character had interesting story moments, and all the character designs were great.

    And now with the new game, you can move characters into position before you use various arts. That could totally revamp the entire Chrono Trigger battle system.

    It just goes to show that a lot of people really don't know what they want. They ask for it over and over but that doesn't mean they'll even bother to play it.

    No, not at all. It has one of the best OSTs I've heard ever. One of the coziest games I've ever played. Play it over winter break and enjoy the snowy world.

  18. Carfo

    Carfo Member

    Very excited for this, can't wait to download demo on Switch when I get home. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint.
  19. Bigg

    Bigg Member

    The general consensus is that Setsuna is a fine, competent RPG but nothing revolutionary. I think people got over-hyped by the Chrono Trigger comparisons.
  20. Aktlys

    Aktlys Member

    Setsuna ain't bad and not good
    it kinda just is meh
  21. BadWolf

    BadWolf Member

    Not exactly bad but very by the book and bland.
  22. Jbourne

    Jbourne Member

    I played the demo when it went up in the Japanese eshop and wasn't feeling it at all. There is something very off visually on the Switch version.
  23. Aniki

    Aniki Member

    It's just that it is average in every way but the soundtrack. I don't know about you, but my games have to have something that hooks me, this game didn't have that. It's competent, is the best thing I can say about it.
  24. Dogtato-kun

    Dogtato-kun Member

    It’s not bad, it’s just boring.
  25. Nauren

    Nauren Member

    I enjoyed it but it wasn't anything special and it certainly did not live up to the hype. It's pretty bare bones.
  26. ultra bawl

    ultra bawl Member


    I guess I'll wait for a good sale on Setsuna. I'd always assumed the Chrono comparisons were overselling it but I am sad to hear it's a bit dull.
  27. #27
    Is on sale right now on Switch.
  28. FromAshesRise

    FromAshesRise Member

    I Am Setsuna was a solid game that leaned on mediocre, but it does not deserve the hate it’s been getting. It’s mind boggling to be honest.
  29. tet666

    tet666 Member

    Gameplay was ok and the actual concept/story is also interesting, the issue is the writing is absolutely awful and eye-roll inducing on multiple occasions. Also, very very predictable. Setsuna physically makes me ill at some points with how nice/caring she is. She has zero depth, just a blank face that goes "oh i'm so sorry..." or "let's save her!" or "but...i hate killing....". She's the most generic, typical, boring "good girl" that I might have ever seen in a video game. A character cannot be interesting if they are this 1 dimensional with zero depth. This goes for most of the other characters as well, but they aren't quite as bad.

    Anyhow, point being, the actual concept/story is interesting, it's just poorly executed 'cause of the writing and lack of depth in any of the characters.
  30. #30
    I kinda feel for this guys. It's clear they are at very least passionate about classic rpgs, but what made those games was not just the battle system. Story, character dialogue and music goes a long way in making a rpg memorably, even if the battle system is just ok.
  31. Sedef122

    Sedef122 Member

    Played it for a bit, good tnto a bossnthat cast charm on three of my party members and they quickly wiped each other out...will not be playing again.
  32. Slushimi

    Slushimi Member

    Played the demo. I liked the combat and the music, only the characters seemed extremely one dimensional. That was the only real complaint I had. The world felt a bit generic, but you're placed in a desert so I guess that's why. I'll definitely wait for reviews to see if the story and characters hold up. P.s. playing it on PS4 increased my urge for a Bravely Third on Switch :P
  33. Slushimi

    Slushimi Member

    Also happened to me. Just focus on the girl and immediately use an item against it.
  34. Sedef122

    Sedef122 Member

    Honestly not feeling it enough to give it another go, I haven’t deleted it so I might go back to it but probably not. The battle system is fine but it is not doing much other than making me want to play Chrono Trigger again.
  35. #35
    Is the demo on the american eshop? Looked for Lost Sphear and didn't find it.
  36. Echo

    Echo Member

    I don't need no demo! Had this pre-ordered since day 1 just for the lovely PS4 theme it came with haha. Haven't even gotten around to Setsuna yet, so uh rip me.

    It's already up on NA PS4, I dunno about Switch though...
  37. Slushimi

    Slushimi Member

    I understand what you mean. It really doesn't come close to the charm that Chrono Trigger had.
  38. Holundrian

    Holundrian Member

    It was still a better game with more heart than all of XV and despite the barebones budget it was more complete as well. That said it's an rpg with a barebones budget attempting something to ambitious for it.
  39. Flevance

    Flevance Member

    Well, goodluck with selling it for $50
  40. Beje

    Beje Member

    Holy shit, no wonder people got so burnt with it. I went almost completely blind on it because it was discounted on the eShop just when I bought my Switch and really liked it for what it was and how much I paid for it (like 20-25€?)
  41. rhandino

    rhandino Member

    Setsuna is not bad but is priced way too high for what it is (and this is coming from someone who buys Ubisoft seasons passes [​IMG] )

    Also it was kind of boring tbh

    I am willing to try this one after a substantial sale
  42. Dekuman

    Dekuman Member

    Havent played Setsuna but it is well liked by all the people i know who got it.

    Personally i wish they would move to a better artstyle.
  43. #43

    Same composer as I Am Setsuna, Tomoki Miyoshi.

    You can hear he even throws in a I Am Setsuna melody in there pretty explicitly. I wonder if they really are somehow linking these games as in the same "world?" The dev team video called it the Project Setsuna series. Who knows.

    The characters use "spritnite" too. Same as I Am Setsuna.
  44. Shadowrun

    Shadowrun Member

    Proof positive that wrong opinions exist.
  45. Dekuman

    Dekuman Member

    Is Lost Sphear $50? Setsuna is cheaper than that in canada even when not on sale
  46. Holundrian

    Holundrian Member

    probably their last game it seemed to have bombed in japan with the game price falling insanely fast to sub 3k yen territory.
  47. #47
    You ain’t lying ima fool for buying into it
  48. #48
    Loved I Am Setsuna. Wonderful atmosphere and the music was worth the price ($19 :p) of admission for me.

    Looking forward to this!
  49. Print_Dog

    Print_Dog Member

    I don't really like the way the font and textboxes look in this, but that's something I can get over fairly easily. Downloading this.
  50. #50
    Trying out the demo now. The big change to the battle system is that once you select your character's move, you can then freely move them anywhere you want and then execute it. No longer are you waiting for your character to randomly get into a position where they can do a slash hitting multiple enemies in a line or a circle. You just move to the position you want instantly now.

    Really curious what end game fights are going to look like with this system. Changes the whole balance of the game really.