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Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: Legend of Dungeon is a four-player co-op beat-'em-up with dynamic lighting on pixel art.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 14, 2013
    82
    Legend of Dungeon is fun to play, but it's a game that you're unlikely to actually finish without trying a great number of times. And since you can't save your game, each attempt is a fresh start. The question is whether you'll continue to enjoy the game's randomness long enough to attempt it that many times.
  2. 80
    Legend of Dungeon is a perfect gateway game for those interested in Roguelikes, but who are intimidated by them as well. The beat-em-up style to the core gameplay means that if you grew up with more TMNT playing in an arcade than RPGs, you’ll be comfortable right away.
  3. Oct 10, 2013
    80
    Legend of Dungeon is Rogue-like adventure at its best, with a side of humor to put a smile on any gamers face.
  4. Oct 2, 2013
    62
    Stylistically this rogue-like/dungeon-crawler-mix is interesting, but the mechanics are too basic to keep you captivated over a longer period – even if you play together with three friends.
  5. Oct 1, 2013
    61
    Legend of Dungeon has plenty of charm, and some good ideas, but lacks in execution. There is plenty of variety in the equipment that you find and the enemies you will face, but it is never enough to engage you for any great length of time. Some online multiplayer and a greater sense of progression would work wonders, because the framework is there for a great little indie beat-em-up. As it is, it’s not really a legend but perhaps more of a fascinating tale.
  6. Sep 22, 2013
    60
    Combining beat-'em-up action with randomized levels and loot, Legend of Dungeon offers just enough variety to stem the tide of repetitive gameplay.
  7. Oct 31, 2013
    25
    Even though the game’s weak attempts at humor work better when you play it with friends, compared to Magicka, Legend of Dungeon is still a snoozefest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Dec 28, 2013
    10
    You really need to understand the game to appreciate it, A great game, so much to the point that I got an account on metacritic just to show my support. Expand
  2. Sep 28, 2013
    9
    I absolutely love this game. While it's fun for anyone to play, I think this game will resonate the most with people who are old enough to have played with the C64 when they were young. I think most of the reviewers are not really 'getting' it. It is also very reminiscent of a game like Hack, with randomized dungeons, and all sorts of loot and potions to discover. It's old-school gaming, endless fun. Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    9
    Its a nice little game that is just a beautiful yet simple hack and slash where you don't have anything like classes or ability branches, but is reduced to the basic concept of wander a dungeon and collect loot. It also helps that you never really know what to expect in it the music is very special in the fact that it is randomly generated yet still very nice and dungeon runs can vary from finding a demon axe that does 80+ damage and increases movement speed, or finding a minotaur blocking your path to the next lower level.its a very pixely game yet it still accomplishes a somewhat above average lighting engine. LoD is not only a fun to play game but fun to look at, its a very colorful game and it has a highly unique style and theme to it. Expand
  4. Jan 11, 2014
    7
    The Good...
    - Lots of play value. Since the game is quite difficult and relies on some randomness it's highly unlikely anyone will be able to
    beat this on their first play through.
    - Nice variety of items and monsters
    - Great pacing. New monsters, items and random NPC events are revealed in such a way that keeps the game interesting.

    The Bad...
    - Some people would complain that there isn't much difference in the look of the dungeon as your progress other than lighting. All rooms feel fairly similar.
    - Currently there is no save feature... Which wouldn't be a problem other than a good run can last upwards of 4 hours. But apparently a save feature is something in the works though.
    - Only local co-op.

    Conclusion...
    - Worth picking up. I certainly feel like I got my money's worth.
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  5. Sep 17, 2013
    7
    I have to say playing this game brings back memories of playing Gateway to Apshai and Sword of Fargoal on the Commodore 64 back in high school. I think the developers took a somewhat simple game and turned it into a lot of fun.

    I only wish there was a save game option since not everyone has time to sit and play until the end game.
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  6. Dec 28, 2013
    7
    A very simple arcade, "grab-bag" style game, where you do the same general thing on each playthrough: You simply start at level 1, and go as deep in the dungeon as you can, encountering progressively more difficult monsters, and gaining better weapons. Even though you do the same thing each play, the dungeon is completely randomized and you'll spend a good amount of time discovering new small tricks or interesting features. The items can be unbalanced at times, and the monsters can sometimes be down-right way too hard, but overall I got a good amount of play time out of this, and plan on playing it more in the near future. The best quality to this game is that you can just pick it up, play through it once, and put it back down. It doesn't require a large attention span which is good if you're someone like me. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2013
    2
    This game is terrible. Please ignore the majority of these positive reviews, most are written by people who created an account, reviewed this game immediately and then never did anything else. Sketchy A perfect ten with a review that is basically a commercial listing features Yeah ok nice try.

    Anyway, I really wanted to like this game but other than the graphics theres nothing original or even worth mentioning. The combat is a step below flash games, the sound is nothing write home about and its just SO incredibly tedious and boring. Honestly the critics were gentle with this game. Avoid at all cost.
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