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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Summary: Wizard of Legend is a fast paced 2D dungeon crawler where you assume the role of a powerful wizard on his quest for fame and glory! Combine powerful spells and quick reflexes to become a Wizard of Legend!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 14, 2018
    90
    It’s apparent that Contingent99 knows what they are doing, and they’ve confirmed that there is post-launch content on the way as well, so be sure to give these two gentlemen an honest shot, as you may end up as pleasantly surprised as I was, if not more so.
  2. May 14, 2018
    90
    Consistently challenging but impossible to put down is certainly a cliche, but it’s a perfect description of this game.
  3. May 15, 2018
    85
    Wizard of Legend is a surprisingly deep game despite its simple premise, fans of dungeon crawlers, roguelikes or just anyone in the market for a fun couch co-op game should definitely check out Contigent99 debut title.
  4. May 15, 2018
    80
    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.
  5. May 14, 2018
    70
    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. It’s these aspects that make it more favourable than the average offerings that frequently pop up on the Switch.
  6. 70
    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.
  7. May 16, 2018
    70
    Wizard of Legend is a fast-paced dungeon crawler with rogue-like elements and a good combat system based on the combination of over 100 magic spells. Too bad for the procedurally-generated dungeons that show how to be less creative and more lazy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 16, 2018
    10
    This game is just straight up fun! You get to feel like a [email protected] wizard running around beating things up with fun melee spells. The levelsThis game is just straight up fun! You get to feel like a [email protected] wizard running around beating things up with fun melee spells. The levels don't get boring and there's so many different collectibles that you really do get a lot out of the game. Expand
  2. May 16, 2018
    10
    This is rogue-like at its finest. Twitchy action with spells that actually make you feel like a powerful mage. While challenging, it onlyThis is rogue-like at its finest. Twitchy action with spells that actually make you feel like a powerful mage. While challenging, it only seeks to make you perform better. Every death is a learning experience , enforcing your choices of a staggering set of abilities and powerups while rewarding your success in a unique way that pushes you to improve and refine.

    Not for those looking for an easy, casual experience! But if you're ready for a challenge with clever twists and fantastic abilities, this game will not disappoint!
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  3. May 15, 2018
    10
    Really great rogue-like fast and skilled as expected with a lot of diverse upgrades and spells.
  4. May 16, 2018
    9
    this is basically enter the gungeon, beat em up edition (instead of being a twin stick shooter) great little game, totally worth the money,this is basically enter the gungeon, beat em up edition (instead of being a twin stick shooter) great little game, totally worth the money, nice pixel art, awesome music, one of the best indies on any platform if you like arcade style skills/reactions based gameplay, seems very hard at first but gets easier as you get used to the different magic attacks you acquire & then practice with. Expand
  5. May 19, 2018
    8
    Good and bad.

    Games great. Gameplays fun and challenging. BUT I bought this game based on this sites review page, which states it has 2
    Good and bad.

    Games great. Gameplays fun and challenging.

    BUT I bought this game based on this sites review page, which states it has 2 player online. After purchasing the game I found this to be an out right lie. While it does offer a 2 player local play, thats hardly the same thing...

    Td’lr Games great, but metacritic has to update their info about the games included contents. Its very misleading...
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  6. May 18, 2018
    8
    The game is really fun, the rogue-like gameplay is actually very exciting and feels fairly polished. The only problem I have is that theyThe game is really fun, the rogue-like gameplay is actually very exciting and feels fairly polished. The only problem I have is that they don't explain enough about the game like how shops and currency work or how enhancing spells work or the difference between a signature and normal arcana in the game for newcomers. The game also suffers a little bit on the Switch due to the fact it supports the Pro Controller in one player, but not in two player mode, and forces the player to use the split joycons and not even be allowed to switch them around. Expand
  7. May 18, 2018
    6
    Wizard of Legend (WoL) is a good game, but it's not on the same level as other great rogue-lite games like Enter the Gungeon or Binding ofWizard of Legend (WoL) is a good game, but it's not on the same level as other great rogue-lite games like Enter the Gungeon or Binding of Isaac. While the graphics are top-not pixel art with great effects and fluid animations, the music is, at least in my opinion, pretty bland, and gets old quickly.

    Why is it not on the same level as Enter the Gungeon or Isaac though?
    Well, WoL does some things very poorly, which has quite an impact on the overall fun factor of the game.
    The first thing are the controls. Controls do not really feel as responsive as they should, I still cannot shake the feeling that there is an ever so slight delay between button push and action, which makes the game feel really clunky at times.
    The second thing is the fact that enemy attacks always seem to be calculated first, which means that even if you stun an enemy, it will happen very often that attacks will still damage you, even though you actually stunned / staggered the enemy. Another thing that makes this even worse is the fact that "getting hit" by an enemy will "micro stagger" you too, which means you get interrupted and cannot use any spells yourself. That's not a bad thing on it's own, but unfortunately, the game does not grant you any recovery frames or iframes, so it will happen that a group of enemies "stagger locks" you. I had multiple runs in which I lost virtually no life at all, but then ran into a room in which enemies attacked in just the right intervals to pretty much stun lock me to death. This can and should be prevented.
    Furthermore, most fast paced rogue-lites give you small iframes on dashes / dodges (in Enter the Gungeon, for example, you can and should dodge-roll through bullets). WoL does not grant you any iframes on dodges, so depending on the amount of enemies in a room, it's unavoidable to not get damaged.
    Last, but not least, as much as I like the idea behind the spells ("arcana") and the idea that you can only assign 4 of the 6 slots at the beginning of a run (with the other two being open for arcana you might find during the run), drop rates seem abysmally low. Not only for arcana, but for anything. Once you start getting damaged, it's nigh impossible to fully recover (except if you buy a health potion per floor at the vendor).

    TL;DR
    WoL is a fun, but very flawed rogue-lite game. Considering the cheap price of only around 15 bucks, I would still say it's worth a buy, especially if you like wizards, but don't expect a game in the same league as Enter the Gungeon or The Binding of Isaac.
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