For all that Lost In Random’s presentati­on wants to convince you of its dedication to the darkness – and it does have a surprising­ly nasty streak for an EA-published family title – the main reason to keep coming back lies at the opposite end of the spectrum. Writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) brings his trademark playfulnes­s to dialogue, delighting in puns, silly names, and the dictionary’s dustiest corners. The result is a script packed with soft chuckles.

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