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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer- NDS

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer- NDS
alaScore 84

35 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money. The gameplay also gets good feedback.

usability, gameplay, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer- NDS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 35 reviews)

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (DS)

 

Greek myths tell of a character named Sisyphus, forever doomed to roll a boulder up a hill, only to have it inevitably get away from him and hit rock bottom again. Sega's Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer might just give you some insight into poor...

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

 

Shiren the Wanderer, a rogue-like RPG from Chunsoft, is a beastly vintage dungeon crawl. Randomized and tooth-and-nail difficult, it's a rehash of a legacy-constructed Super Famicon title done extremely well – when you're not ready to hurl the DS at...

Muscling Beyond Difficulty in a Standard UniverseBy Thomas SpurlinPosted October 26, 2009 Shiren the Wanderer, a rogue-like RPG from Chunsoft, is a beastly vintage dungeon crawl. Randomized and tooth-and-nail difficult, it’s a rehash of a...

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

 

Forget the destination, it's the journey.

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

 

Chunsoft is a company with a long history of making, essentially, the same game over and over. They specialize in the realm of "rogue-like" games (a name whose derivation leads us back to a classic PC game using ASCII text as a graphic interface)....

This is a game for the most hardcore of the hardcore. Though, on another level, it is a surprisingly casual game if you want it to be. The lack of any permanent character growth allows you to play the game over and over, like the original Tower of...

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer review for the DS

 

No good deed goes unpunished.

Randomized dungeons and items; Black-humorously aware of its own difficulty; Inherent replay value; Nice try at Wi-Fi 'community'; Simple, charming visuals

that belie its Eldritch, virgin-sacrificing difficulty; Some Epically unfair twists of fate; No way to skip long-winded text; Accidentally Russell Crowe-ing loved ones with hurled DS

If you can muster the strength and luck to make it through, there are extra puzzles and side-quests to give this brutal game some legs. Mysterious Dungeon is the anti-Zelda doppleganger, cute and unthreatening in its top-down stylings, but as...

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

 

Don't let Mystery Dungeon's brightly-colored, superdeformed, non-threatening, Zelda-esque, top-down presentation (on your still-shiny DS) lull you into a false sense of security: This game is an old-school wolf in new-school sheep's clothing, and it is...

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer looks cute and more than a little Zelda-like, but the similarities start, uh, stopping there. No, not "Zelda-like..." in fact, it's one of a very particular breed of game called a "roguelike"; they're lurking all...

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

 

Shiren isn't for everyone, but a select crowd of diehards will love every agonizing minute.

Excellent balance; extraordinarily hardcore; tons of gameplay

Punishingly, unrelentingly hardcore; multiplayer options; unimpressive graphics

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer - DS Reviews - The Armchair Empire

 

In order to enjoy Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer, you need to accept one basic fact - you will die. You will die often, usually painfully and cruelly. But dying in Shiren shouldn't be seen as a loss - rather, it's an...

Randomly generated dungeons provide a unique play experience; Tough yet rewarding gameplay; Outstanding soundtrack

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

 

Let me preface this by saying that dungeon-based gameplay is in no way well-suited to casual or even regular-level gamers. And no, I'm not referring in any way to the Pokemon: Mysterious Dungeon games; those were dungeon-like, but definitely do not...

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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

 

Wise balding man with goatee beard once say: Man who dislikes the story told, becomes bored very quickly.

Some good uses of the stylus. Nice music. I have always liked an environment that changes everytime you play. Puzzles keep you if nothing else

Are We There Yet' syndrome. No friends? No rescuing! Start from scratch sucker

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer will struggle to ever come close to occupying the slot in my DS again. If you replaced repetition with excitement it might just have the slimmest of chances. This isn't the first RPG I have attempted on a portable...

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Product Specifications

The game takes place in a fantasy version of feudal Japan, and stars a wandering hero named Shiren, and his companion, a weasel named Koppa. They are on a quest for the mystical land of the Golden Condor, where it is believed to be the home of the legendary and mysterious city of gold, known as El Dorado. This quest has been attempted many times before by other warriors but never completed due to the long, perilous journey it takes to reach the ancient place. Shiren is determined to succeed where none have before and claim the glory of reaching the Land of the Golden Condor. The adventure is not for the weak of heart, so advanced tactics and puzzle solving skills are required to survive the treacherous journey. Prepare to experience a variety of ever changing settings in deep caverns, vast forests, and treacherous mountain passes filled with ferocious monsters, hidden traps, thieves, and mysterious items. Explore your surrounding, because treasure and fortune are just around the corner.