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  • Summary: Occult journalist Hayato Ibuki encounters a strange girl during his investigations into a series of mysterious suicides in Tokyo. She implores that Hayato must live, before bestowing upon him a mystical device that allows him to capture celestial and arcane creatures. He is now thrust into aOccult journalist Hayato Ibuki encounters a strange girl during his investigations into a series of mysterious suicides in Tokyo. She implores that Hayato must live, before bestowing upon him a mystical device that allows him to capture celestial and arcane creatures. He is now thrust into a world beyond our own, home to horrific monsters and celestial beings. In it, he must delve into dungeons called Layers and solve the mystery of the device. Where his journey leads him could decide the fate of our world...

    FEATURES:

    * Mythology Unbound -- Features 100+ astrals from myths and legends to capture, each with 3 unique forms to progress through.

    * Spread the Wealth of Knowledge -- There are more than 250+ skills to learn and distribute among your party of captured Astrals.

    * The Infinite Abyss Awaits -- Test yourself against massive dungeons with up to 99 floors of deadly dangers.
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  1. 80
    I was disappointed that The Lost Child failed so completely to do something meaningful with the Lovecraftian concept. In fact, the game has so completely missed the mark on that that it’s almost insulting that the developers used names like “Hastor” and “Cthulhu” to describe your foes, rather than replace them with more original monster names. Once I settled past that disappointment, though, I discovered that 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.
  2. 80
    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.
  3. Jun 25, 2018
    30
    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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  1. Jun 22, 2018
    9
    Reminds me of smt or pokemon. Good game if you like dungeon crawler rpgs. catch demons to kill demons in a first person dungeon. you know howReminds me of smt or pokemon. Good game if you like dungeon crawler rpgs. catch demons to kill demons in a first person dungeon. you know how this goes. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2018
    8
    The Lost Child is a great game for people that love the old school Shin Megami Tensei style games. The majority of the game is a mix between aThe Lost Child is a great game for people that love the old school Shin Megami Tensei style games. The majority of the game is a mix between a (mostly voiced) visual novel and a SMT like turn based dungeon crawler. Even though the random encounters are not particularly challenging (especially on normal) the boss battles can be quite the challenge and really have that SMT vibe to it. For veterans of these kind of games I do recommend to start the game on hard mode to have a more authentic experience that fits the genre better.

    Personally I prefer to experience this game in handheld mode, and its a great pick up and play game. For me as a JRPG fan I had a lot of fun and give it an 8.
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  3. Jun 22, 2018
    8
    Budget game for those MegaTen fans. Graphically on the low side but presentation and music are rather good. Voice acting is well done. ThisBudget game for those MegaTen fans. Graphically on the low side but presentation and music are rather good. Voice acting is well done. This is a solid clone of SMT series. SMTV is a ways off, so play The Lost Child in the meantime. Expand