Review: Lapis X Labyrinth

  • Written by Destructoid

One of the pitfalls of being a game reviewer is I’m always trying to find a deeper meaning to the titles I review. If I were a book reviewer, or a film or TV reviewer, this would be an easier task as one expects to find imagery and hidden depths in almost every piece of fiction presented in those formats. As a game reviewer, one of my goals is to be taken as seriously as reviewers of other mediums, which is why so many times I run a fool’s errand trying to find meaning that isn’t there, to create cultural links that just don’t exist.

There are many games that are certainly ripe for deep dives and carefully researched retrospectives, but some titles exist only at a surface level. And there is nothing wrong with that. Not every game needs to be a protracted exploration of a half a dozen themes and motifs. Sometimes, we just want to pick up a controller and tear shit up. And Lapis X Labyrinth is a game tailor-made for tearing shit up.

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