Fans of the 80’s-90’s D&D replay, Record of Lodoss War, as well as those of the widely popular anime series are in for a real treat. Record of Lodoss War – Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a Metroidvania style game currently in Early Access on Steam that takes one of the series most popular characters, Deedlit, and plops her down in a game that looks eerily similar to one of the genre’s greatest games, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Thrust into the unknown, both Deedlit and the player must explore their surroundings to find out exactly what’s going on as visions of other series favorites and “glitches” appear before their eyes. Being in Early Access there are only two “stages” currently available for play. Enough for roughly 2-3 hours of play. During this time there are plenty of different weapons and abilities to find, as well as several bosses.
While Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth looks and feels very similar to SotN, it does have its own strengths that make it more than just a clone. There are two Spirits Deedlit can switch between, one of Air and one of Fire. Different enemies, as well as environmental effects react differently to whichever is currently active. Deedlit is also a bit more nimble than Alucard and can attack in a multitude of directions. The animation in the game is also much more fluid, so while on the surface, it looks familiar it’s much smoother feeling and detailed.
While a bit short right now, Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth shows amazing progress. What’s currently available now is excellent, leaving players eager for the next update and what comes next. Until then there’s plenty of secrets to be found to squeeze a bit more out of what we’re current gotten.
Currently available on Steam for $12.99, it’s a game any lover of Record of Lodoss War or Metroidvania games should jump all over.
A preview key for Record of Lodoss War – Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth was provided free for review by PLAYISM
Media personality Rob “Devar-TTY” Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of Devar-TTY’s Pawns Perspective, Dev now focuses mostly on video games and TTRPGs. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.