Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
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Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Content Rating: Mature
From Nippon Ichi Software, creators of the Disgaea™ series, comes Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. In this dungeon RPG, you play as the Tractatus de Monstrum, a living book owned by the conniving Dusk Witch Dronya, and confront the dangers lurking beneath the quiet town of Refrain. Assemble an army of up to 40 fully customizable puppet soldiers and wield unique skills, deadly magic, combination attacks, and powerful weapons to annihilate terrifying monsters and conquer the labyrinth of Refrain!
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Whether it's the little details, the amount of trust it has in the player to make their own choices - even the wrong ones - as well as the respect to let players deduce its secrets on their own, Coven undoubtedly has become one of my favorite DRPGs of all time. Cryptic requirements for the true ending, some user interfaces quibbles, and other minor nitpicks aside - Coven might not be a perfect game, but for anyone starving for a hardcore DRPG experience with substance behind it won't find themselves disappointed with its journey.
I would’ve been happier if the game made its objectives clearer and if the puppet customization provided more assistance with optimization (I made it through the whole game without ever knowing whether my coven setups were actually any good), but the labyrinth exploration was pretty engrossing. I also enjoyed the story’s dark sense of humor that was nicely offset by the playful graphics and bouncy music.
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is the dungeon crawler I've been waiting for. The way you build up characters and use them in battle is so incredibly well put together. Everything you do to prepare feels important, and readies you for what comes next. Naturally there are a few things to be said about the story's setup and the not-so-massive enemy count, but this can be forgiven in the grand scheme of things.