DF: [Game]Marionette of the Labyrinth V2.04 [SMDC]
JC: [Game]Marionette of the Labyrinth V2.04 [SMDC]
UL: [Game]Marionette of the Labyrinth V2.04 [SMDC]
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New release! Game time!
Set in a magical medieval-like time where monster, magic and humans exists, you’re Claudia, a magic doll.
Magic dolls are fully functional dolls that can be ordered to do anything. For thwm, the orders they receive are absolute and they won’t stop until they’ve fulfilled their mission.
Fight your way through the challanges to fulfill the orders given to you in this nice Zelda-esque Action-RPG game!
Made using Wolf RPG Editor, this is a short top-down hack-n’-slash action-rpg game.
The game itself is pretty basic and can be completed quite fast. I bet one could beat this game in less than 15 minutes, but the first play through can probably provide you with solid 30~40 minutes of joy plus the extra time you’d take to see everything there’s to see.
Unlike RPG Maker games, this one does not have a gallery section and it’s not that heavy in CGs. As can be read at DL Site, there are only 5 CGs in total. But besides these, you also have some extra kinky graphics that you can see through the game so in order to see every available graphic, it’ll probably take you a few extra minutes, maybe giving you a total of about 1 hour of entertainment.
Game play graphics are what you’d expect from a rpg maker software and their glorious sexy pixel art.
Game play mechanics are your usual Zelda-esque top-down hack-n’-slash, though not as tight as they could/should be.
What I really enjoyed in this game is the music. Some of the track reminds of old SNES rpg games like Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. As far as I can tell, the songs used are all stock songs available with the program, but they’re really awesome.
For the story, it has a pretty decent (although cliché) central plot but given the lenght of the game, there’s close to zero development. The plot is not something as simplistic as having to find the exit of the cave you got trapped in like in Inran Kyonyu Elf to Shokushyu tachi no Rondo but it’s not as developed as Lina and the wish crystal and its turns. It sits somewhere between those two other games, with a plot that could be developed into a great story.
I know there’s already a translated version released, as I’ve played it, but the translation wasn’t that great. Text length wasn’t always fitting the text box, some parts were just plain weird and I found out that some parts were mistranslated. There was one right at the beginning of the game, which caused a complete disconnection between game mechanics and game story. When I first played it, I didn’t know if the developer ignored this or the translator ignored this, but the problem seemed pretty obvious to me. Another thing is that the translated version uses V1. whatever of the game, and I used V2.04 (the one available at DLSite), which is voiced.
It seems like they’re working on a second game so support and encourage the developer by buying this game (it’s probably cheaper than a cinema ticket for you).
In the pack I provided, I’ve also included my 100% complete file. Just unpack the save inside the game folder to use it if you want (to spoil the fun). The control scheme is written in the Read Me file.