When I first read about this game, I had a mix of feelings. Though very innovative, it seemed that the controls would be crude and that the gameplay would be greatly diminished. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Although it is true that the controls take some getting used to, once you've passed the learning curve it all seems very natural and flows very easily, as it seems with all new DS games lately. Of course, also like other DS games, excessive play causes extreme pain in the wrist and hand. If you've ever played Metroid Prime Hunters via Wi-Fi, then you'll know what I'm talking about. A quick warning; if you're experiencing severe hand pain after prolonged gameplay, talk to your doctor to see if Lostmagic is right for you. o.o'
Anyways, to the gameplay. Unlike most RTS games of its time, Lostmagic's story is lacking in depth and frankly seems a bit empty. The game is much more action-oriented, which is fine for most people, but I personally like a good, long story to add a point and meaning to the game.
Everything else about the game (the controls, the customization, etc) is simply amazing. The controls are crisp and fresh, the gameplay is smooth and fun (despite possessing rollercoaster-like difficulty), and the graphics are amazing.
In conclusion, this game is a must-buy for anyone who is a fan of a good RTS, as it's one of the best ones I've played in a long time. It can be very difficult at times, so don't expect to beat a level the first time through. Until next time, Fenrir