After the release of Eugen Wainwright in Lost Alice, many fans thought the story was over (including me). This was because when a new character is released, the NTT Solmare often teases the next character in the ‘character selection’ screen. I’ve also noticed a significant dip in the quality of the stories since the Grimm trio. So, while I was sad that the app may have been ending, I thought it was time to put it to bed. However, a few hours ago NTT Solmare announced that this is not the case. Lost Alice will be moving over to their app Story Jar and not everyone is happy.
Story Jar has a bit of a notoriety for being quite money grubby. To select the best choice and get the CG you need to spend diamonds. In Lost Alice you can get the best choice and CGs without using any items! The app is vertical so the CG that I did get looks awkwardly cropped (see the black bars on the top and bottom) and a bit small.
I also find the interface quite frustrating. When you first download the app you’re randomly thurst into a story which you can’t exit out of unless you close the app completely. Only when you re-open the app you’re taken to the actual home screen and can choose your own story to start. Additionally, you only get two story tickets at a time, each ticket takes two hours to replenish. While this is quicker than Lost Alice (4 hours replenishment), not everyone can keep checking their phones to make sure tickets and time don’t go to waste! This post goes into more detail on some of the issues of Story Jar as a F2P player. Please note that this post is from January 2019, I’m not sure if the app has been updated/ changed since then.
On top what we can actually expect from the Lost Alice game. From the announcement we can tell two things. First of all, they intend to make Story Jar more affordable. As I always say on this blog, it’s great to see developers listen to their fans and implement changes. Secondly, that they will be continuing the app. From the image on the bottom left hand corner we can see the silhouettes of Jade, the Queen of Hearts and I believe Isaac. So it’s possible those three will be upcoming routes for Alice.
I’m sure more details will come in the future, most importantly, I want to know how our data will be transferred over. Also, with this transfer will the old app be defunct? As it’s clear from above, I’m not a fan of the Story Jar app, and am unsure if I’ll continue to play Lost Alice after this move.
Update #1 – 12 June 2019
What do you think about Lost Alice‘s move? Let me know, in the comments!