Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls

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Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls
WizardryLoLS.jpg
Developer(s) Acquire
Publisher(s)
Series Wizardry
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, iOS
Release date(s) PlayStation Network
  • JP: December 9, 2009
  • NA: June 2, 2011
  • EU: December 7, 2011[1]
Blu-ray Disc
  • JP: January 27, 2011 (Wizardry: Twin Pack)
  • JP: December 8, 2011 (Wizardry: Perfect Pack)
Genre(s) RPG, Adventure

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a video game developed by Acquire and published by Xseed Games for the PlayStation 3 and iOS. The game is a localized version of the Japanese game Wizardry: Torawareshi Tamashii no Meikyū (ウィザードリィ 囚われし魂の迷宮?) originally released in December 2009.[2] Although originally developed for the Apple II and released in the U.S. in 1981, the Wizardry series has been kept alive in Japan by various developers.[2][3] The dungeon-crawling role-playing game franchise hasn't been seen in the West since 2001's duo of Wizardry 8 for the PC and Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land for the PlayStation 2.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 63[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
GamePro 3.5/5[5][not in citation given]
GameSpot 7.5[6]
IGN 5.5/10[7]

The title has received mixed reviews, with a score of 63 on Metacritic. IGN gave the title a 5.5 rating, criticizing the game for making players put in large amounts of work and not rewarding them enough. GameSpot gave the title a 7.5 rating, criticizing its old fashioned design and claiming it lacked an automap feature (which is not true), but praising its challenging and addictive combat. Gamepro gave the title a 3.5 out of 5 rating, stating that "Ultimately, 'Lost Souls' will reward masochists and scare off anyone intimidated by the slightest bit of a learning curve. There's a great challenge in store, but it doesn't pull any punches or make any apologies. Know that going in and don't say you weren't warned."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PlayStation EU Blog - 'Heads-Up' Game Store Update 7th December 2011". 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  2. ^ a b Fletcher, JC (2011-03-23). "Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls finds a home on PSN". AOL Inc. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  3. ^ a b Sinclair, Brendan (2011-03-23). "Wizardry journeys West". CBS Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ EriksBlue. "Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls for PlayStation 3 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  5. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.gamepro.com/article/reviews/220473/review-wizardry-labyrinth-of-lost-souls/&date=2011-11-30+22:26:24
  6. ^ Todd, Brett (2011-05-16). "Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Review". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  7. ^ var authorId = "310304763" by Daniel Krupa. "Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Review - PlayStation 3 Review at IGN". Ps3.ign.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 

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