Quoting Nintendo Life's Corbie Dillard:
"For long-time fans of Lufia 2, the biggest hurdle in Curse of the Sinistrals will be getting over the initial shock of the game's radical action RPG makeover. But once you come to grips with the game's new look and feel, you'll quickly find out just how refreshing an experience the game truly is. And for newcomers, the game's unique blend of action-style combat and problem solving elements make it a game that just about anyone can enjoy. Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals might not be the straight remake many fans of the series were hoping for, but those who prematurely dismiss it will be missing out on a truly unique action-rpg adventure and a whole new take on the classic storyline."