Labyrinth of Legendary Loot by Dominaxis Games is a straightforward, turn-based game that places you in the shoes of a warrior armed with a dull sword. It revolves around tactical combat, challenging your strategic thinking skills while you fight your way through the dungeons.
Roguelike dungeon crawler
RPGs have become massively popular, especially after Undertale’s explosion. Labyrinth of Legendary Loot is an indie game that jumped on the bandwagon and took it a step further. Experienced players compared it to Brogue, though—taking you deep into the dungeons on either your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.
The turn-based combat system takes place across randomly-generated dungeons, ensuring that no two playthroughs are alike. The scenes the game drops you in are puzzle-like, but if you crack the code, you can use your environment to fend off the monsters coming your way. Your objective is simple: you’ll need to get out of the room as quickly as possible while taking as little damage as possible. With the weight of permadeath on your shoulders, this goal becomes much more relevant.
At the very beginning, your character is very stripped-down, which lets you equip various items and customise the warrior to your preference. You can even drop items and pick up new ones as you go—turning your warrior into a wizard, for example.
You’ll run into over a hundred abilities and items during your exploration. Each comes with over fifty modifiers and one unique legendary modifier. Thus, although there’s only one playable character, you’ll feel like you’re playing a different fighter every time.
The gameplay mechanics are quite straightforward. You’ll see a top-down grid map view, across which you move your character. Whenever you run into something, the interaction is automatic. So, if it’s an item, you equip it, and if it’s a monster, you attack it.
The turn-based combat system relies on movement, consuming time and regenerating your mana as you perform actions. Each dungeon offers different tactical possibilities, having you employ your skills and imagination.
A game to play and replay
Overall, although each playthrough is quite short, Labyrinth of Legendary Loot is versatile enough for countless dungeon adventures. The level of possible personalisation lets you try numerous different approaches to solving the puzzles and slaying the monsters. It’s a must-play for any roguelike RPG fan.