Lost Castle is a super cute, super hard action RPG with roguelike elements and randomized dungeons. Brimming with a host of hand drawn, humorous characters and environments that embrace retro action with modern twists.
In its glory days, Castle Harwood was the heart of a happy land governed by wise and virtuous nobles. But those days are long gone now. Calamity has befallen these lands, and wicked magics corrupt the castle and all that surrounds it. Demons have claimed this rotten place for their domain and even the might of the empire is thwarted by their dark army… and slowly, the corruption is spreading. Castle Harwood is lost.
Yet at the heart of this nightmare, something bright glimmers and fills the hearts of the mighty with the courage needed to invade the castle. The Lost Castle is filled with the treasure of the defeated Earl and it is the promise of riches that calls you. And maybe you can do some good, too.
- Randomly generated dungeons, items, enemies and bosses.
- Hardcore retro action inspired by classic beat ‘em ups.
- Gorgeous hand drawn characters and environments.
- 70+ items and 50+ potions with useful, dangerous or hilarious effects.
- 100+ weapons and more than 50+ sets of armor.
- Massive variety of skills and special attacks.
- Sacrifice dead heroes to gain new abilities.
- Two player co-op.
Lost Castle is full of fun, hardships and surprises around every corner, this game continues to amaze me and i’m sure there’s even more to enjoy that I have yet to come across. The game itself is perfectly balanced, not taking itself too seriously yet providing challenging battles and entertaining cutscenes. The castle has a lot to offer, hundreds of rooms to explore, enemies galore and treasure! Oh so much treasure! One feature that is definitely different is the fact that every time you die the game resets your character, I assume this was done to provide a more randomized experience, personally I didn’t really like this feature and generally would have been happy choosing my own character. It wasn’t too much of a bother though as every character can use any of the weapons lying around the castle but we all know how customization of appearances is one of the most desired features.
The developers made a great choice when picking the cartoony art style for the game, it goes over really well and keeps things, light and fun yet entertaining enough for a child or adult! When it comes to music and sound effects, everything is spot on, trust me you’ll be humming the background track unknowingly as dying in this game will happen, so keep your wits about you!
One great thing about this game is the huge variety of weapons, enemies, rooms and even choices to make as you make your way through the dark castle, choosing your path of sword or magic, light or dark, solo or party, it’s like this game was made so you could play forever! Something to note, most of the guns are actually weaker than the swords, spears, etc. and generally have a decent lag time before reload is complete, I usually stick with regular weapons but every now and then, i’ll pick up a pistol and pew pew away haha
This game wouldn’t be the same without the option for multiplayer, having your friends along to pillage the castle and seeing just how high of a combo you can rack up, is one of the most sought after feature of this game I am sure.
This game has a lot to offer, more then I will go over in this review but one things for sure, you’ll have the time of your life and might even got lost in Lost Castle!