The Lost Child, a Japanese dungeon crawler that tells an other-worldly tale of angels and demons, is the latest game to hit the west from NIS America.
Putting you in the role of Hayato Ibuki, a journalist for paranormal magazine LOST, you become unwittingly involved in a battle between angels and demons. After meeting the enchanting Lua, an actual angel from heaven, you’ll soon find yourself battling and capturing demons, and fighting your way through a myriad of maze-like dungeons.
With massive dungeons sprawling across dozens of rooms, endless corridors and several floors though, saving your progress is important. The Lost Child doesn’t autosave, so if you don’t want to end up retracing your steps, you’ll need to save your game regularly.
Saving your game in The Lost Child
There are two ways to save in The Lost Child. Inside dungeons – or ‘layers’ as they’re known in the game – you need to find save points. Outside of dungeons, you can save at any time by travelling to the LOST office.
Saving inside dungeons
Thankfully, save points in The Lost Child are fairly abundant. You’ll generally never wander for more than 15-20 minutes before coming across a glowing green square. Interact with it, and you’ll be given the option to save your progress. Once you’ve found a save point, it’ll then appear on the dungeon map, making it very easy to return to at any point. You’re then free to quit your game, and you’ll start right back from that space.
Saving outside of dungeons
When you’re not in a dungeon, you’re able to fast-travel to the LOST office at any point. From the office, the menu presents you with a save point that you can use at will. Visiting the office will also restore your party’s HP and MP, so it pays to take a trip back once in a while.