The Lost Child Review
The Lost Child for Nintendo Switch is very strange game. It is one part anime, one part first person dungeon crawler, and one part investigation game. I didn’t really care for the game during my preview, even though I knew that it was good game! For my full review, I didn’t just look at whether or not I personally liked the game. I also looked how the game played, how it looked, and what it sounded like. Is The Lost Child really a Nintendo Switch game? Does it belong on this platform? Will people, other than me, like it? Here is my review of The Lost Child for Nintendo Switch.
The story for The Lost Child is pretty bizarre. The main character is a reporter in Tokyo who is investigating a strange event and then all of sudden, he runs into an angel! The angel then takes the reporter on a mission to get rid of some demons. I’m leaving out some details here because I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone who interested.
I do think there are some interesting story bits to this game, but I also think the game can be confusing. There’s a big mythology to this game’s universe and its thrown at the player with lightning speed. You really have to keep up!
The story is not bad though. The dialogue isn’t too bad either. Its just that I don’t completely understand whats going on this game! Still, I do think there will be some people that like the game’s story. Although, I think they’ll enjoy The Lost Child’s gameplay even more.
The player never sees their characters wandering around in this game. The Lost Child is a first person rpg. The player will interact with characters by selecting their name and then listening to what they have to say. Sometimes you are provided with dialogue choices too. Its always fun to pick the oddest response and see what is said back to you. And then there is the first person dungeons that you explore in this game.
The dungeons in The Lost Child are mazes and can get pretty complicated. Its very easy to get lost in them. There is map that you can access, though you have to fill the map in as you explore the mazes. Making the mazes harder are the random battles that you’ll run into every so often. The amount of random battles in this game are not as bad as many old fashioned rpgs but they can still be annoying sometimes.
One thing that’ll help cut down on, but not get rid of, random battles is autopilot. If you’ve been to an area of the maze before, you can go to the map, set a point to where you want to travel, and then have the game take you there. You’ll see your character walking on his own. This won’t elimate random battles, although you won’t see as many of them.
The battles in this game are not too hard. There are some boss battles that’ll probably give you a run for your money, but as long as you fight a lot of battles and level up a lot in this game you’ll be fine!
The Lost Child has a lot interesting features, like collecting monsters and adding them to your group, that help it to be a better rpg. And while The Lost Child is not the best rpg on the Nintendo Switch, some players will love the first person dungeons and get addicted to finding new demons and items.
Overall, The Lost Child is a good game. Its not my kind of rpg to be honest, I like seeing the characters as they wander around and fight battles, but The Lost Child has a lot of nice things going for it. In my opinion though, you’ll want to play in portable mode because it looks best there.
In portable mode, The Lost Child is a good looking game. The dungeons, monsters, and humans all look fine in handheld mode. Though, when you put this game on the TV, you see how plain looking the game is. The Lost Child looks like a game that would be more at home on the 3DS. It doesn’t really look like an HD game. That said, I do like the monster designs in this game. I just wish the dungeons and humans looked a little less generic. The Lost Child isn’t a horrible looking game, but I think players should expect more out of Nintendo Switch games.
Meanwhile, the sound is this game is a bit better. I never really noticed any stand out music tracks, but the sound effects and voice acting in this game are good!
The Lost Child is a good game. Yes, the graphics and sound could be better, but the gameplay is pretty great. I’m not a huge fan of first person rpgs, but I think this game will appeal to a lot of people.
The Lost Child isn’t the best rpg on the Nintendo Switch, but its still a really good one. The gameplay really put this game over the top, with collecting demons and items being real highlights. The dungeons are pretty complicated mazes but if you get into that, you’ll find a very interesting rpg.
I love that the Nintendo Switch is becoming an rpg powerhouse and I’m glad that there are so many different types of rpgs added to the system. Variety is good. I’m sure there will plenty of people who dig The Lost Child.
Thanks to NIS America for providing a copy of this game for review. The Lost Child is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!
Overall Score: 8.0