Lapis x Labyrinth

NIS America

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
70
Top Critic Average
43%
Critics Recommend
Based on 21 critic reviews
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Lapis x Labyrinth

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 28, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMay 28, 2019

Publisher: NIS America

Genres: Action, Platformer

"Stack, raid, and GET PAID! The dungeon-diving action RPG Lapis x Labyrinth puts you at the center of a high-octane treasure-hunting quest, where the danger is great and the rewards are even greater! Do you have what it takes to smash through hordes of monsters and traps to gain riches beyond your imagination? When a struggling village falls on hard times and is desperate need of wealth, there's only one solution: gather your comrades, venture into the Labyrinth below the Golden Forest, and claim the piles of gold and treasures hidden within. You will need all your courage and wits to survive the dangers ahead, but the treasures that await you are well worth it. Customize your team with over 4,000 unique combinations, then use the creative stacking mechanic to perform synchronized attacks. When you've racked up enough destruction, unleash the explosive power of Fever Mode to really make the cash flow. With 8 different character classes, engaging monster encounters, and stylish, over-the-top visuals, this adventure has everything you need to make it rain. LIMITED EDITION XL Dive deep into the action-packed dungeons of Lapis x Labyrinth. Bop your head to the tunes of the “Dango Beats” official soundtrack and learn more about the world from the “My Labyrinth Photo Album” hardcover art book. Display your treasures with the Lapis x Labyrinth poster and the ""Mayor's Special Feast"" and ""Dango Delights"" mini art prints. The LxLxLE is all contained in a collectible box. NOTE: All items will be BUNDLED with game at launch. There is no need to order them separately." - The Power of Dango - Select between 8 unique character classes to build your party, from the mighty Destroyer to the swift Hunter. Stack up to 4 characters and swap between them to unleash different attacks, or make a united assault against your enemies! - FEVER TIME - Rack up the points and stack up the riches by unleashing Fever Mode. Defeat enough enemies to activate a special mode that rains pain upon your foes and showers you with tons of loot. This contributes to your score at the end of each level, which results in even MORE rewards! Huzzah! - What's Reward Without Risk? Powerful fiends and hordes of ferocious creatures stand between you and the treasure. With over 100 different monsters lurking within the labyrinth, you'll have your work cut out for you! - Enjoy English text and original Japanese voices. - Nintendo Switch Limited Edition XL includes SWITCH Game, art book, soundtrack, poster, mini art print, collector's box.

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But it's easy to ignore those complaints when the core gameplay is this fun and flashy. I went into Lapis X Labyrinth expecting a breezy dungeon crawler and that's exactly what NIS delivered.

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This is a game where I could plug a few minutes in, try to make some kind of progress, and gain experience either way. There may not be a ton of complexity to be had, but what it offers is plenty of variety, fast-paced action, and a desire to push forward. While the labyrinth is full of dangers, the rewards can be great.

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Lapis x Labyrinth shields its repetitive nature with a flashy presentation and interesting RPG mechanics.

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Nippon Ichi Software has hit a great formula that avoids the worst excesses of repetition or frustration. An addictive mix of 2D exploration and combat, Lapis x Labyrinth is a cavalcade of colour and complex systems that doesn't outstay its welcome through a sizeable 20-hour campaign.

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