Lost Sphear Is Retro RPG Fun, a la I Am Setsuna


When JRPG kingmaker Square Enix unveiled their new development studio Tokyo RPG Factory back in 2015, many fans were hopeful for a return to the company’s early RPG roots. Sure enough, the outfit’s first foray into nostalgia — I Am Setsuna — received a warm reception for its loving homage to ’90s classics like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI. This past week the developer released a short demo for its sophomore title, Lost Sphear. Will it be as welcomed as its spiritual predecessor? It’s tough to say considering the demo is only about 30 minutes long. But even in that short time, I feel like Lost Sphear is off to a promising start.

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