Review: Wizard of Legend (PS4)

Review: Wizard of Legend (PS4)

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Don your robes, muster up some power, and head out on an journey with Wizard of Legend, a procedurally generated, roguelike dungeon crawler from Contingent99, a brand new two man indie developer primarily based in LA. You play the Game as a wizard who’s taking part within the annual Chaos Trials, with the goal of conquering them and turning into the Wizard of Legend. To turn into the victor of the Chaos Trials, you have to battle your approach by way of a number of dungeon flooring utilizing magical spells to beat waves of enemies, different competing wizards, and elemental bosses that conclude every layer. Only then will you write your self into the historical past books.

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The important gameplay could be very comparable in fashion to that of The Binding of Isaac and Enter the Gungeon, during which you need to clear flooring of enemies and, if you happen to die, you may be returned to the beginning of the dungeon. However, on this case, you received’t be utilizing tears or weapons to slay your foes, however spells as a substitute. There’s all kinds of spells to select from and unlock as you progress by way of the Game, each consisting of a unique elemental impact; fireplace, earth, wind, water, electrical energy, and so on. Obviously these spells will deal numerous quantities of injury relying on the enemy it is used in opposition to; water shall be sturdy in opposition to a fireplace kind enemy, as an illustration. Elemental results are nothing new for games, however it provides a bit of additional technique to the fight that may imply the distinction between life and loss of life in some runs.

Although the Game has a really steep studying curve to start with, it undoubtedly turns into simpler the longer you keep it up. As you begin the Game with primary assaults and are thrown straight into it with little steering, it may be troublesome to know which spells to make use of. However, as you proceed to play, you turn into extra aware of the range of spells and begin to kind combos that work nicely to cope with your foes rapidly. The fight additionally requires you to be taught the enemies’ assault patterns, just like The Binding of Isaac. The extra you expertise the identical kind of enemy, the simpler the Game turns into. You construct up information of every totally different enemy’s transfer set, assaults, and methods to dodge them in order that subsequent time you face them you may trample them to mud.

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The room designs differ fairly extensively with some that includes holes within the ground, which you’ll knock enemies into, and even unintentionally fall in your self. Some rooms comprise barrels, packing containers, or pots that may be damaged to earn foreign money, which is then spent on the numerous retailers to unlock new spells and gadgets to help you all through the dungeon. Others are rooms that lock you in when entered, and require you to defeat all of the enemies earlier than you may go away. Although you get a great sense of problem from the bulk of the rooms within the dungeons, just a few of them undoubtedly really feel unfair and are in want of balancing, as they both have too many enemies in them, an unimaginable mixture of enemies to dodge, or simply not sufficient room to dodge generally.

A giant shock to us was the flexibility to play all the Game with a good friend in native co-op. You can convey a pal alongside for the trip and so they’ll get a separate well being bar and the flexibility to equip their very own spells. This actually helps with the steep issue all through the Game, however nonetheless received’t make it a stroll within the park. Also out there is Versus Mode, so if you happen to’re nonetheless combating the dungeons and fancy a break, you may play 1v1 together with your mate to determine which of you is the final word Gandalf.

The Game’s controls are splendidly responsive, permitting for exact dodges of enemy assaults and pinpoint correct spell casts. The music and sound results are superbly crafted, completely complementing the intense and vibrant pixel artwork fashion visuals and the environments. It actually reminds us of Hyper Light Drifter, which is not any unhealthy factor. 

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