Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk (by Nippon Ichi / NIS America)

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    Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk (by Nippon Ichi / NIS America)

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    Beneath a small town lies an endless maze known as the Labyrinth of Refrain. Dusk Witch Dronya arrives, and with her puppet soldiers, endeavors to find something buried deep within. Embark on an adventure as you discover the secrets underground.

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    Become the living book, Tractatus de Monstrum, and command a brigade of puppet soldiers as you navigate the twisting passageways of the Labyrinth of Refrain.

    When at your base, prepare for your journey by upgrading your brigade! Create new puppet soldiers, assign them different squads and formations, synthesize better equipment, take requests from townsfolk, and get assistance from Dronya in the form of Witch Petitions.

    Once you've entered the labyrinth, be sure to search every nook and cranny as you jump over barricades, solve puzzles, and smash your way through walls to delve further and further downward in search of treasure and rare artifacts. But be careful, the more riches you obtain, the more vicious the dungeon becomes. Can you survive long enough to bring your haul back?

    Fight past terrifying monsters by giving orders to your puppet brigade. Change their formation, use special skills, or call for an all-out attack! The battles you face will be challenging, so your success depends on your preparation and your strategy.

    * KEY FEATURES

    A Massive Maze

    Dive into the miasma-filled labyrinth as the Tractatus de Monstrum along with your brigade of puppet soldiers to smite monsters and uncover dark secrets.

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    Fast-Paced Combat!
    Strange creatures and traps of all sorts will stand in your path as you go deeper in the maze. Give orders to your army and crush them with special skills!

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    Build an Undefeatable Army
    Create your very own puppet soldiers, grant them a variety of different roles, and assign them to specialized squads to make your own unique brigade!

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    From Nippon Ichi Software, creators of the Disgaeaâ„¢ 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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    nyanpass Well-Known Member

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    [Review] Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk (by YouNa)
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/566540/Labyrinth_of_Refrain_Coven_of_Dusk/
    https://nyancospace.blogspot.com/2018/10/review-labyrinth-of-refrain-coven-of.html

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    Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. This game is made by Nippon Ichi Software and published by NIS America. They are well known to us from the Disgaea Series. Nowadays, Nippon Ichi Software's games have their own characteristics. Their games are full of cute graphics at first glance but include dark stories and characters. It's like a cruel fairy tale. And they all include great RPG elements to help grow you characters. Above all, it is impressive that these elements harmonize well in their games.

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    Labyrinth of Refrain is a very good example of these features. The game itself is fun, but its unique mood and RPG content make the player more immersed in dark world of this game. You will get around 50 hours of content and in addition of all the extra after-game content you can reach 80 hours. Infinite growth systems, random dungeon events, and a coven system that can consist of up to 40 colleagues make it a great fit for gamers who enjoy JRPGs.

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    As for the gameplay, this is a RPG based on dungeon exploration. It is possible for players to avoid enemies or counterattack them for great damage. Furthermore, various hidden treasures and spaces contribute to the fun of dungeon exploration. What is especially interesting is the system that allows you to destroy the walls of the dungeons. You can reach places you could not normally go or find hidden treasure chests.

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    Thanks to these features, even in a dungeon you have more freedom. This allows you to overcome the disadvantages of simple repetitive searches that can be somewhat tedious. However this game does have a certain grind factor but the process itself does not feel difficult or tedious. And as your level increases, your ability to grow automatically increases. When you reach a certain level, new skills are opened. The ability called "Coven" will also help your character grow.

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    Another feature of this game is the way the story progresses. There are interesting characters that have a deep connection in the story so I recommend you do not skip conversations or events. Although the characters themselves are not so many, each person plays an important role. There are also a number of exciting secrets that gradually become known as the story progresses. If you are a gamer who likes to follow a good story, you will be satisfied.

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    In summary, this game is a fairly well-crafted game. Above all, the balance of story and dungeon exploration is great. If you like Dungeon RPGs or are looking for the fun of infinite growth, do not miss this game. Highly Recommended!

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    nyanpass Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking for a high-quality Dungeon Crawler game, this game is right for you. ;)

    Labyrinth of Refrain Coven of Dusk - GamePlay Review (by Gammalad)
     

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