Lost Sphear is a game which is looking to garner players attention by hitting their nostalgic memories of growing up with the old school Japanese RPG games like early Final Fantasy titles, Chrono Trigger and others. The problem is nostalgia will only prop up a game so much before the flaws start to seep through. A fair attempt at trying to recreate that magic but it falls a little short being able to deliver the same impactful story, groundbreaking mechanics (for its time 10 years ago) such as combat.
Like other RPGs, the story is not all that different from what you’d expect. You are an orphan boy who has grown up in a village with a few close friends. Kanata, the lead protagonist was left a locket by his “mother” and along with his friends protect their village from the various monsters that roam outside the grounds. After a trip to the forest, however, the world becomes covered in nothingness, which is showcased by white spaces cutting out areas in the world. The main area missing being the village they once lived. Kanta discovers he has the ability to restore places by collecting memories and embarks on a journey to help restore the world from being forgotten.