Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth feels like the first half of a fun, if simple, metroidvania.
What is it? A bite-sized, 2D pixel art metroidvania.
Expect to pay: $20/£15.49
Developer: Why so Serious?, Team Ladybug
Publisher: Why so Serious?, Playism
Reviewed on: Windows 10, AMD FX 8350 Eight-Core, Radeon RX 580, 24GB RAM
If you’re unfamiliar with the D&D-adjacent Record of Lodoss War novels, tabletop RPG, and anime from the ’80s and ’90s, Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth will remain mostly incomprehensible until the end. The story airdrops in characters such as Parm (Deedlit’s lover), Pirotess (Deedlit’s rival), and Ashram (a big bad evil guy), and working out their relationships is something like starting Wandavision at episode nine without ever having seen a Marvel movie. Later, Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth mirrors Wandavision’s exploration of grief, and that should make sense to anyone.