Most RPG games on iOS are centered on an RPG-lite gameplay style with quick sessions. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is different because it transforms the classic Wizardry series and presents it on iOS.
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a freemium RPG game that ports the game onto the iOS platform. While the initial download is free, players will be able to reach level five and experience the first floor of the first quest, 'Dungeon of Trials'. Essentially, the free download is a demo for the rest of the game which can be unlocking with an in-app purchase.
The visuals of Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls uses the old static image style. Players will be reading a lot of text as they experience the game with any animation being applied to combat. The tone of Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is old and focuses on the exploration and difficult gameplay of games during the early era of RPG games. The use of sprites and high quality art defines the history of Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls.
Players move in first-person by touching the screen to move, but combat is experienced through using a turn-based system. Some players may have never experienced games without flashy animations, but Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a classic RPG experience.
With the classic experience comes the classic RPG difficulty. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is not easy. With up to six party members, fights can be somewhat easier; but Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls does not hold the player's hand and spends more time attempting to beat them down. Fans of old school RPGs will really enjoy the gameplay, but players who have only experienced newer RPG games might be turned off by the presentation of Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls.
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is not for everyone, but should be experienced. The old style gameplay makes progression feel much more deserved and the lack of hand-holding of the player creates a deeper experience.
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a reminder of where RPGs came from and worth the effort.
- Fixed an issue that prevented users from reinstalling the full version when a bad network connection caused the download to fail.
- Fixed an issue that caused the game to freeze in the Dungeon of Trials when using certain items.