"Lost in Shadow is a game focused on melancholy, but it also throws in great helpings of mystery and wonder as well. The game begins quickly, with a bound and helpless boy confronted by a strange, hooded man. As he approaches, the menacing figure materializes an oddly shaped sword in his hand, which he then raises and brings down on the child. Instead of a geyser of blood, however, the boy is unharmed. That is, except for his shadow, which is severed from his body by the sword. The shadow then falls from the precipice of a great tower to the bottom, which is where our story begins."