Deep Labyrinth DS

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2006
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 48
    Deep Labyrinth is every generic action-RPG you've ever played overlaid with what is quite possibly one of the worst control schemes in any DS game.
  2. But a clumsy game/ And terrible visuals/ Drag this down, way down.
  3. 40
    "King's Field" was a slow, clumsy, fairly-boring-to-look-at first-person hack-and-slasher with a legendarily lousy framerate. Deep Labyrinth is all of those too, except that its framerate isn't bad enough to pass into legend.
  4. Game Informer
    40
    The gameplay mixes first-person action with a rune-drawing-like spellcasting mechanic similiar to "Lost Magic", but every aspect is unresponsive, sluggish, and repetitive. [Oct. 2006, p.114]
  5. Edge Magazine
    40
    On balance, its lack of ambition is supported only by a very basic underlying solidity in its execution: too weak to tackle bigger monsters, but strong enough to soldier on with some perseverance. [Nov 2006, p.89]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    38
    Wow, is Deep labyrinth ever boring. [Sept. 2006, p.106]

Awards & Rankings

#51 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. KennyS.
    Oct 13, 2007
    9
    This game is so repetitive and the enemies are usually a different-coloured copies. But the control of the Sword and the Magic system are This game is so repetitive and the enemies are usually a different-coloured copies. But the control of the Sword and the Magic system are really funny and incredible. It glimps a nice concept with some fails, but so good at all. Full Review »
  2. SeanM.
    Jul 20, 2007
    8
    This game never really sold, but I still got it a few days ago for $12, and I must say it was worth it, for the most part the game is great, This game never really sold, but I still got it a few days ago for $12, and I must say it was worth it, for the most part the game is great, it only lacks replay, but the game is long enough to where that doesn't seem to be an issue. Most reviews say it's repeative, but that's not entirely true, I found the game to change a bit in every dungeon, always adding something to try and trick you up. Full Review »
  3. Leigh
    Aug 30, 2006
    8
    The control scheme does take some getting used to, but once you've got it down it's great fun to get all the monsters in the game! The control scheme does take some getting used to, but once you've got it down it's great fun to get all the monsters in the game! It has a classic Atlus RPG feel, and will no doubt become one of those rare DS games that everyone wants to get their hands on. Full Review »