Lapis x Labyrinth on the surface is an overwhelming and somewhat repetitive experience, but if you allow yourself to dig a little deeper you’ll find an incredibly satisfying gameplay loop filled to the brim with cute designs, vibrant visuals, and an interesting dungeon-crawling system. However, for those looking for a deep story with interesting characters, you couldn’t be farther off the mark. Lapis x Labyrinth is for a specific type of mood for a specific type of game, and it does it well.
The best comparison I could possibly create for this game would be a 2D dungeon-crawling Musou game. If you’re unacquainted with the term, think Dynasty Warriors, or Hyrule Warriors. You take control of a party of adorable chibi adventurers, questing for treasure to support a failing town. With a cast of typical RPG classes to choose from, like Warrior, Preist, Mage types there are plenty of different options to spice up your group.