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  • Summary: Following in the grand tradition of the Wizardry series is the very first version available for today’s Next-Gen gamers; Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls features a deceptively simple game system complementing deep and involving dungeon designs. Hardcore RPG fans will find an extensive and grueling 1st-person 3D grid-based dungeon crawl experience rendered in high-definition with hand-drawn characters and sprites by famous commercial artist Yuki Hayabusa. Players will develop a party of up to six members culled from a rich mix of five races and eight classes, and prepare to encounter over 120 different monsters. Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    75
    Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a good revival of the old-time dungeon crawler.
  2. Aug 5, 2011
    70
    Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is certainly fun, but it's fun for a specific group of people. Those who love the old school of RPGs before they became more about the cinematics and fast-paced action will find a lot to like.
  3. Sep 14, 2011
    70
    Gamers new to the genre probably won't find much to like here and should look to games like the Etrian Odyssey series if they want to stick their foot in the Dungeon Crawling waters. But long time fans of the genre like me will definitely get their $15 worth.
  4. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    Labyrinth of Lost Souls, for better or for worse, just puts a new coat of paint over its old-fashioned trappings. Whether or not that's something you actually want to play is entirely dependent on your personal taste.
  5. Jun 22, 2011
    55
    For the already-converted, Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a more than solid dungeon crawler. Its fulsome selection of side-quests, items, and expansive dungeons could keep you exploring for many hours, making it excellent value. But it's hard to imagine it winning over the unconvinced or the uninitiated.
  6. The great truth here is that we, should we suffer this trip down memory lane, are the titular lost souls. [July 2011, p.82]
  7. We don't want to offend the longtime fans of the series, but we honestly can't understand why anybody would want to play an archaic RPG like Wizardry when there are fantastic games like Skyrim around. Being nostalgic is one thing, being ignorant another. [January 2012, p.85]

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Dec 24, 2011
    8
    (Play the demo it see if you want it or not) There is just one thing I want to say before I begin DAMN YOU MUSCLE MEMORY! If you have any love for the Wizardry series and decide to pick up this game you will know how I feel. I recommend this game because it is a rarity that a indie Japanese game gets released to America (I looking at you The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, the only f**king reasons I even bought a Wii). There is also DLC Red Shadow of the Sister, but I haven't gotten the chance to play it yet. This game is hard in the same way the original release of The Witcher 2 is hard it doesn't tell you crap. (Check out the TV trope's site where you can get a lot of important information to know how to play the game also http://www.ps3trophies.com/forums/showwiki.php?title=Wizardry:-Labyrinth-of-Lost-Souls-Trophy-Guide ).
    I will give you some tips before you go to any of the dungeons go to the item shop and buy a map it's the cheapest one there, for easy leveling up weaker characters you can go to the Temple and pay a tilith. I won't recommend it if you are just starting out, and make sure to have a Bishop in your party, they do free appraise an item which you will need to use a lot, and a mage because at higher levels they have the spell free warp sorry I do not know what level, they get it. I really want to play the sequel Wizardry: Torawareshi bourei no machi, so you guys better play this game a girl can only survive on Japanese demos for so long.
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  2. Oct 14, 2012
    2
    This game is horrible

    I loved Etrian Odyssey, The Dark Spire and Strange Journey on the DS and all other dungeon crawlers on PC or PS but
    compared to those games this game almost seems amateurish.
    Really, the menus are very loveless, the dungeon design is terrible and they were REALLY lazy with the character portraits in the dungeons that just stay there the whole time.

    I mean, this game is on PS3 and I find the graphics of mentioned DS games 10 times more appealing than the graphics of this game. It just seems like a sideproject of some students in their college years. One guy for the programming, one for the graphics and one for the music and testing.
    Yes, it is a hardcore dungeon crawler but it could have been so much more. I could have made a better game with the RPG maker. Just look at Etrian Odyssey - THAT'S what I call a good dungeon crawler. The whole presentation sucks beyond belief. Gameplay is horrible. to I dont even want to write about it cuz all this random stuff (random hp gaiwas so frustrating that i cant even handle to think about it. Noot mention that story is 20-25h long, after that you can do your mindless grind for some kickass weapons without any use becasue you already beat the game.. or farm kills for 50.000 kills trophy what will take atleast 300h.. As a Wizardry fan i really had high hopes with this game. Such a shame.
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