Lost in Harmony - Nintendo Switch Review

Let your emotions fill with music

Game Info

  • System: Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, IOS
  • Publisher: Plug In Digital
  • Developer: Digixart Entertainment, Midgar Studio
  • Release Date: June 21, 2018

Who it Caters to

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Though the Nintendo Switch has tons of great games already, there is never a point where one says you don’t need anymore. We say that because one more awesome game—and we’ll tell you why in our review—has joined the Nintendo Switch library. Called Lost in Harmony, this spin on the atypical rhythm-based game makes strides to separate itself from the pack. What does it actually do though and why do we think it so impressive? If you love rhythm games and yearn to see why we love Lost in Harmony, you’ll just have to continue reading down below to find out more.

What to Expect

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Lost in Harmony is a fusion of two different gameplay genres. Mixing runner gameplay with rhythmic themes, players will need to avoid dangers left and right all while hitting notes on screen. Lost in Harmony also contains over 30 tracks/songs to enjoy through not one but two stories. Witness art with music collide together in Lost in Harmony. Think you’re ready for it?


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Lost in Harmony contains two different stories. Kaito’s Adventure tells the tale of a young man named Kaito who find himself dealing with an ill girlfriend—Aya—and the trials and tribulations as they come. The other story called M.I.R.A.I.’s Escape, shows a robot who rebels against his creator and makes for a literal escape. Both stories involve characters running and fighting through their ordeals and equally must overcome the challenges life has in store for them. Can Kaito and Aya endure her unknown ailment? Will M.I.R.A.I. be able to run from his wannabe assailants? Find out as you enter the musical odyssey known as Lost in Harmony!


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Musical based video games have found a surge in popularity ever since the day of RockBand or Guitar Hero. Not too long after, many companies began to think of ways to take the simple rhythm-based gameplay seen in those games and tweak them to creature unique gaming titles. Unfortunately, with so many games doing this, there has come a point in time where we here at Honey’s Anime have witnessed almost all types of rhythm-based games and prayed for something new. That’s why developer Digixart’s Lost in Harmony game intrigued us and we were more than happy to pick up our Nintendo Switch and give it a try. What did we think of Lost in Harmony? That’s what we’re about to discover in our review of Lost in Harmony.

Originally, Lost in Harmony was actually a IOS/Android game, but it eventually found its way to the Nintendo Switch and PC. The main idea of Lost in Harmony is to choose between two stories—Kaito’s Adventure and M.I.R.A.I’s Escape—and play 12+ chapters that each feature a unique stage and unique song/track. This might seem common, right? Well, folks, Lost in Harmony does some different things with how it executes its gameplay that makes for some rather interesting and cool gameplay ideas/themes.

Lost in Harmony is one-part runner game—players run towards the screen while avoiding dangers and obstacles—and another part rhythm game. Regardless of the story you choose—though we recommend Kaito’s Adventure for a quite emotional tale and M.I.R.A.I’s Escape for some wicked tracks—the game will remain the same. Escape various threats that appear on screen and hit musical notes—via the face buttons—when they appear. Your goal is to hit 50% of the bar on the top right and hitting notes/collecting stardust—lines on screen that appear—make it raise while taking damage and missing notes makes the bar lower. Due to the mixture of both genres, Lost in Harmony can be quite frantic and that makes for an exciting gameplay experience. We had a blast learning to balance between running away from threats on screen and hitting notes when they rapidly began to appear. Lost in Harmony isn’t the hardest rhythm game around, but on normal, it gave us a bit of a challenge; hard mode was tough to say the least.

Now what matters most for rhythm games is the music and art, at least in our opinion. Staring at blank screens or non-moving images makes for boring rhythm games, but luckily, that isn’t the case with Lost in Harmony. Not only does Lost in Harmony look incredible with beautiful art, animation and settings, but most of the tracks are pretty good. If we had a complaint with the tracks/songs it would be about Kaito’s Adventure as most of the songs—with the exception of a few—are just classic melodies remixed and altered to fit chaotic dream sequences. M.I.R.A.I.’s Escape has the best track selection if you’re into electronica and EDMS-like music. There are 30+ songs in Lost in Harmony and for the most part about 85% of them are solid which our minds makes for a good music game overall.

Wrapping up our gameplay portion of our review, if we had any complaints about Lost in Harmony—which we really don’t—it might be that the runner aspects of the game can be a bit…tough. Runner games excel being able to narrowly escape dangers that appear thanks to just the right amount of space to avoid obstacles. Lost in Harmony sometimes feels unfair with its obstacles and often it will take extreme reflexes—or memory of the level—to avoid obstacles. There are warning icons that appear but even with those too, sometimes moving out of harm’s way feels nigh impossible. Is this a big deal? Not really, but for those who want to master Lost in Harmony be prepared for a challenge indeed.

Honey's Gameplay Consensus:

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Lost in Harmony might not have the most impressive tracks for a rhythm game—more so in Kaito’s Adventure—but the tale told makes each track feel like an epic odyssey it claims to be. Both tales are told with interesting concepts and themes that hit you in the emotions and hang on tight. Meanwhile, the actual rhythm gameplay works splendidly making you react as you escape danger and hit the notes to keep your score up high. Needless to say, Lost in Harmony is a phenomenal game for a price that leaves no excuse not to play it. If you have been craving a slightly different music rhythm game then look no further, folks. Digixart Entertainment has provided that for you in the form of Lost in Harmony.

Honey's Pros:

  • Excellent stories especially Kaito’s Adventure
  • Solid tack selection in M.I.R.A.I’s Escape
  • Awesome rhythm/runner gameplay
  • Emotional story that will tug at your heartstrings
  • Extremely affordable price

Honey's Cons:

  • Some of the tracks could have been stronger in Kaito’s Adventure
  • Can be quite hard to sometimes react to some of the environmental threats.

Honey's Final Verdict:

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There are hundreds of rhythm games out there, but Lost in Harmony stands above the best as a unique title. This hybrid runner/rhythm game not only tells an emotional set of stories but equally, has some awesome songs with a clever twist on the rhythm game formula that has been done to death. We highly recommend picking up Lost in Harmony as the $6.99 price tag utters a purchase. Are you thinking of picking up Lost in Harmony and giving it a run? Tell us why in the comments below as we love to hear from you all. For more game reviews and news articles be sure to keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime!

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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