Our Score: 8/10
The dungeon-crawling game Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society provides 50 hours of exploration, additional quality-of-life enhancements, and a cast of completely customisable friends at your disposal. Create a squad of up to 40 combatants using a variety of pacts and puppet troops before entering the Labyrinth of Galleria to explore the darkness and learn its mysteries.
Crawling in the Deep
You will scour the subterranean labyrinth in Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society for Curios, priceless yet cursed items. Together through the labyrinth’s history, you’ll encounter several creatures and hazards.
You play as Eureka, a young woman who answers a job advertisement she saw in her village and travels to the Galleria Mansion to start her new work. She collaborates with Madam Marta, the leader of the exploratory team, after passing a few exams. Your discoveries and reports will be sent to Count Bismont, the mansion’s owner. Finding the elusive Curios d’art is Count Bismont’s primary goal.
While it first seems that you will play and direct Eureka in the trip, you will really be following a wandering ghost by the name of Fantie. Eureka assists in the test’s capture of Fantie in a lantern, and she later acts as Fantie’s conduit to aid in the labyrinth investigation. It’s an odd group, and it definitely shatters the stereotype of the protagonist being a human being.
A View To Die For
Although the game is in first-person perspective, you cannot truly see the character you are controlling. Nevertheless, the game indicates that the exploring is being done by Fantie and Madam Marta’s puppets. Maps for exploring dungeons are organised in grids. Each turn, the player may advance to a square. Monsters also behave in the same way. They may be seen as enormous, dark orbs. They will pursue you if they see you until you disappear from view a few squares apart or go to a new level.
Monsters sometimes break the rules. Some will stick around after you enter another room. Players may also encounter other moving items like a cloud-like spherical in addition to creatures. If you come into touch with one of these clouds, it may randomly remove a member of your party. You’ll need to seek “hideouts” on each level in order to locate the missing colleague. There is a possibility that when you find them, they will be dead, losing a limb, or have no problems at all. They won’t be discovered until you return to the surface after leaving the dungeon. However, until you locate them, you cannot take away their equipment.
You’ll have to travel back to the entrance of the dungeon for a time at first if you wish to go to the outside world. By doing this, you may add up your experiences and determine how much exploring you’ve done. In an emergency, you may use the Witch’s Bell, the game’s escape item, to return right away to the surface. You’ll be able to teleport away later in the game. You will, however, lose some of the mana you have gathered if you choose to use these alternatives.
This dungeon crawler has several mechanics, which the game gradually introduces to you. You’ll continue to discover new gameplay concepts and strategies even after investing many hours. This involves picking up the alchemy pot to improve your weapons and equipment, learning new formations to construct teams, and more. Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society becomes more exciting when fresh choices become accessible and a flood of new ways to explore dungeon regions become available. Moreover, monster fights become more fluid.
You must use the mana you have accumulated to use several of the new features. You must approve petitions before using to achieve long leaps, break down dungeon walls, and other feats. Yet, certain strategies will reduce the number of “reinforcements” you have. During spelunking, you may employ a series of points called Reinforce. For instance, demolishing a labyrinth wall deducts three points. You may utilise one reinforce point during combat to use items from your inventory. Moreover, certain dungeon levels charge a fee to enter from the base, preventing you from starting with 100 reinforce points right away. But, by gathering mana while spelunking, you may recharge your reinforce points.
Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society is a phenomenal dungeon crawler that has countless hours worth of content to keep you satisfied. If you’ve played Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk and enjoyed that, then this title is an absolute no-brainer. It’s a little heavy on the amount of mechanics it has but it helps keep the game fresh and opens new options to you.