If you like Lost Sphear, you'll love these Nintendo Switch games

If you have finished playing Lost Sphear, or you will soon, you're probably looking for the next Nintendo Switch game that you'll love.

Lost Sphear has a lot going for it. A compelling story, beautiful design, a strategic battle system, and of course, a JRPG charm that only a handful of games can offer. If you're looking for a game that can give you a similar experience, these three games are my top picks.

I Am Setsuna

I Am Setsuna Switch Screenshot

I Am Setsuna Switch Screenshot (Image credit: SQUARE ENIX)

The most similar game to Lost Sphear that you can get, I Am Setsuna, was Tokyo RPG Factory's first game and is also a retro-style JRPG that harkens back to the days of Chrono Trigger.

I played through all of I Am Setsuna pretty quickly and I instantly fell in love with the story, design, and mechanics that were in the game. The best way I can describe it is a smaller, shorter, and simpler Lost Sphear.

If you're looking for another JRPG that is inspired by the classic Super Nintendo days, I Am Setsuna won't disappoint.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Image credit: Nintendo)

Is your biggest complaint about Lost Sphear is that it's too short? Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an epic JRPG adventure that you can easily sink over 80 hours playing.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is very much a more modern game. It's a huge open-world RPG that really gives you control over where you go and when. It's also a fair amount more complicated than Lost Sphear, as its battle system alone takes even longer to learn.

It is a sequel; however, its story is mostly self-contained and very satisfying. The graphics are phenomenal, and the Japanese-style animation is flawless, offering up some truly stunning visuals as you proceed through the game.

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Disgaea 5 Complete

Disgaea 5 is probably the furthest in style and gameplay from Lost Sphear than either of the other two options, but it still has plenty to get excited about.

It's a tactical RPG, meaning strategic gameplay is a must to win every battle and positioning means everything. If you enjoyed the strategy elements in the battle system of Lost Sphear, Disgaea 5 will give you an even more robust system to play around with.

The story in Disgaea 5 isn't quite as compelling as Lost Sphear in my mind, but the game still offers some great visuals, and in true JRPG fashion also includes a good dose of chaotic fun to keep you smiling as you play.

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Luke Filipowicz
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