PS5 Review: Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Can you become the ultimate Dungeon Master?

Legend of Keepers is the perfect mix between Dungeon Management and Roguelite. You have been hired as a dungeon master by the Dungeons Company. Your job is simple: protect their dungeons! First, you will have to plan your defense against a group of adventurers. Check their stats and resistances, then place the best traps and monsters to defeat them! When you think your dungeon is ready, let the crawl begin! You will then be able to watch those heroes die! It’s a reversed dungeon crawler: heroes will move through your dungeon and will trigger the traps you placed. When a group of adventurers encounters a group of monsters you positioned in your dungeon, a turn-based fight will happen!

Legend of Keepers is different to your standard dungeon raiding or even turn-based RPG. This actually has you be the bad guy in designing ways to stop a group of adventurers from beating your dungeon by laying down traps, enemies and if they get through that, then hope that the final boss can defeat them. You will get basic enemies and items to begin with but can upgrade as well as heal enemies between each raid.

You can choose what attacks your monsters make in turn-based battles, as the final boss can do as well but hopefully if you choose your right traps, then they will already be at a massive disadvantage before it comes to that. It’s a neat idea and one that works well. It has a very retro RPG look to it which goes well with the theme of the game.

It took me roughly 12 hours to get through the game, but it will vary depending on your planning. It does become a bit familiar by then, but I still had a blast with it in that time and wouldn’t say no to a sequel with some more variety. The visuals are classic 2D pixels but charming nonetheless, while the soundtrack is nicely retro.

The Verdict

Legend of Keepers is a nice, reversed dungeon crawler with a classic look and plenty of fun to enjoy along the way. It may get repetitive towards the end but it also doesn’t outstay its welcome. Definitely one to give a try.

Score: 7.5