Thieves, The Dungeon Crawler Swiss Army Knife In Wizardry: Labyrinth Of Lost Souls

By Spencer . May 13, 2011 . 12:07pm

Treasure chest

Dungeons are dangerous places filled with monsters (120 in the case of Wizardy: Labyrinth of Lost Souls) and traps. While they aren’t tanks, the Thief class have handy survival skills. They can pick locks, discover hidden doors, and disarm traps. These shady characters have one sneaky damage dealing move too – Back Stab lets thieves leap out of the shadows to strike an enemy and steal gold at the same time.


Fighters are there to take hits, but also have a focus move. Trick Attack costs one turn, but makes Fighters pummel enemies with random hits in the next. Mages also have a turn delaying attack, but for spells instead of swords. Priests can kill undead enemies instantly with Exorcism.


You’ll need a mix of classes and races to complete Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls when Xseed releases it on PlayStation Network this spring.


Registering XSEED

Xseed, is this… your dungeon crawling idol?



Priest magic list Trick Attack

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  • RagnaXBL

    Hopefully this game is extremely cheap or i’ll have to pass on it

    • Syltique

      Agreed.  If they put it out for $10 or less, I’m down.

      • Hraesvelgr

        $10 or less seems a bit absurd. I would expect it to be at least $20 or $30.

        • Syltique

          I could do $20, but that’s probably it.

        • Guest

          $30 if it’s a dual pack of the 1st & 2nd game (which it is not)

    • godmars

       I doubt its going to be anything less than $15. Though it may come with DLC included that you’d have to pay for in Japan.

      Or that might be the disc version that suppose to be coming out.

    • Testsubject909

      I don’t care if it won’t be that cheap. I’ll still be getting it.

      I’m a fan of just about every genre, and I kinda miss dungeon crawlers in home consoles. 

      • Guest

        Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll
        Last Rebellion (noooooo)

        • Testsubject909

          Okay, you got me on some of those. I should’ve said old school dungeon crawlers…

          And wizardry on console. 

  • malek86

    Real warriors just open the chest as is, because they can take the full blunt of the trap without even flinching. No way I’m settling for a fragile thief.

    • Exkaiser

       This is why I put black hole traps on my chests.

      • malek86

        Tsk, my warriors laugh in the face of any black hole or dimensional rift thrown at them. As long as they have at least 1 HP, they are invincible, regardless of any horrible wounds taken (and as soon they get to 0 HP, they immediately drop like flies, but that’s a different matter).

  • Klarktastic

    I would buy a retail version of this, I really like this type of game and I’m in no way a graphic whore 

  • Testsubject909

    Rogues have always been the swiss army knife or the chinese shovel. They’re useful for just about everything and that’s why they’re often indispensable to many.

    And I know that, I myself, am going to have a group of mainly female characters. Just because I can.

    Oh and, for that Chinese shovel thing:

  • Guest

    two words for these type of games:


  • PrinceHeir

     always want to play this back then :D

  • All RPG will by touched by my hand even digitally


  • JustaGenericUser

    Yeah, too bad PSN is dead and XSeed will lose out on their money like AkSys lost theirs.

    • Zeik56

      This game won’t be out for months (it doesn’t even have an official release date as far as I know). The PSN should be up well before this game is actually released.

  • CleruTesh

    I don’t recall ever playing a game with a PIE stat. Maximizing pie for me! I want blueberry!

    • YsyDoesIt

      It measures your character’s deliciousness.

  • i’m happy the Wiz world doesn’t have FOE …. *trembles from past trauma courtesy of Etrian Odyssey games)

  • HarryHodd

    I like a good thief. Nothing worse than traversing a large dungeon then getting to a locked door or large chest and not have the key. Thief comes in handy on such occasions.

  • Guest

    Now XBox should get off their ass and localize Students of the Round

  • YsyDoesIt

    I love thieves, rogues and the like, to the point of where I feel like having two on a team (one for utility, the other for combat).  Because, let’s face it, most games won’t let you have a combat-effective swiss-army knife.

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