Wizard of Legend (Switch)
SynopsisWizard of Legend is a fast-paced dungeon crawler with an emphasis on dynamic magical combat. Quick movement and even quicker use of spells will allow you to chain spells together to unleash devastating combinations against your enemies! Unlock over 100 unique spells and discover powerful spell combinations! A wide variety of elemental spells allows you to create a hand best suited to your play style. Dive head first into the fray or stand back and let your minions do the work for you. Play solo or co-op! The choice is yours!
Overall, though, there's a lot to love about Wizard of Legend. While it does have some issues, the cycle of exploration, discovery, failing, learning, and exploring again will keep your determination to conquer the Chaos Trials high. Wizard of Legend might not look like much on the surface, but there's some good magic underneath.
I want to love Wizard of Legend. It's a fun, fastpaced beat-em-up with lots of replay value, gorgeous pixel art, and an incredibly deep combat system. But the frame skipping I encountered made playing it an exercise in frustration. If the issue is ever sorted out, I'll give it a more enthusiastic recommendation. For now, I just wish it played more smoothly.
Wizard of Legend has some novel concepts. Being able to swap and mix spells to create a seemingly unlimited amount of combinations keeps the action fresh and encourages you to experiment on each run. What’s also likable about this game is how polished the entire package appears to be.
There are so many great indie roguelites that it's almost becoming obscene. But that doesn't change the fact that Wizard of Legend is simply great fun, with an awesome couch co-op mode, and loads of replay value. Its difficulty can spike at odd times, and some spells seem utterly useless. But beyond that, there's just a lot of fireball hurling mayhem to be had as you try to pass the trials.
Nintendo World Report
At the end of the day, Wizard of Legend is a totally fine arcade-style dungeon crawling roguelite. It’s not near the top of the genre, or even near the top of the genre’s Switch representation, but with the fun two-player experience, it’s a respectable addition. If you’d rather sling spells then shoot guns, dance among the dead, or jump around, Wizard of Legend is a good game to pick up.
Wizard of Legend will be too difficult for some, but for those who love the Rogue-lite genre and enjoy a challenge it is definitely in the upper echelons. Consistently challenging but impossible to put down is certainly a cliche, but it’s a perfect description of this game. You will be constantly unlocking new items and testing them all out is an enjoyable experience on it’s own and one that you will spend a lot of time doing.
Wizard of Legend is one of those rare titles where it's easy to come back to it at any time. The game, for having so few bosses and levels, never begins to feel dull or repetitive. There's tons of variety in equipment and spell loadouts, and the dungeon changes enough each time that it never really starts to feel stale. It would be nice if there was a little more variety in the stages offered, but there are enough unique combinations that each adventure is always fresh and exciting.
Wizard of Legend is a welcome addition to the library of procedurally generated roguelikes, offering players a challenging arena-based dungeon crawler with unforgiving combat and a vast number of abilities to choose from. Occasional performance niggles can ruin the experience, but they are few and far between.
Wizard of Legend es un juego de acción 2D frenético e incluso caótico –en el buen sentido-, con una base sólida. Hay muchísimas habilidades que conseguir y dominar, y esto combinado con la generación de los mapas hace que cada partida puedas cambiar drásticamente de estrategias. En este sentido, aprovecha bien su origen procedimental.
Dans Wizard of Legend, la magie n'est assurément pas de la poudre aux yeux. Les développeurs de Contingent99 ont réussi à incanter un gameplay addictif, spectaculaire, agréable à prendre en main et riche en possibilités. Une vraie réussite, qui suffit à le distinguer des autres rogue-like inondants le marché malgré un manque de variété dans sa routine façon dungeon crawler.
A réserver à un public averti qui n’a pas peur de voir son égo traîné dans le goudron et les plumes, Wizard of Legend est sans doute un poil brut de décoffrage. Pour autant, si le goût de la défaite risque bien de limiter son attrait auprès du public, il n’en demeure pas moins un rogue-lite particulièrement intéressant, doté d’un feeling nerveux et d’un système de combat à la fois original et extrêmement complet.
Wizard of Legend è un dungeon crawler con elementi rogue-lite molto rapido e con un buon combat system basato sulla combinazione delle magie. Peccato davvero per la creazione procedurale dei livelli, che dimostrano (qualora ce ne fosse ancora bisogno) come si fa a essere meno creativi e più pigri in termini di level e game design.