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Shiren the Wanderer (Wii)

Shiren the Wanderer (Wii)
alaScore 84

26 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Shiren the Wanderer (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the gameplay. The story is also mentioned favorably.

story, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Shiren the Wanderer (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Shiren the Wanderer (Wii)

 

For Shiren the Wanderer, every step matters. And in this dungeon crawler, your every step can be a matter of tactical importance. The turn-based movement and battles make for a challenging game that moves at a very deliberate pace. It also adheres too...

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Shiren The Wanderer

 

Take time to reflect on the pinnacle moments of your life. Not just the obvious ones (graduation, marriage, parenthood), but the little things too. For me, the "little things" that made a big difference include: the first time someone sat me down and...

I'm putting the stock and clout I have as an editor at RPGFan (which, admittedly, isn't much) on this game. Give it a try. Rent it. GameFly it. Borrow it from a friend. Buy it if you're feeling good about the whole enterprise. I think you'll come to...

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Shiren the Wanderer

 

In the video game pantheon, the roguelike is practically ancient scripture. The “graphical adventure” style of gameplay was kicked off in 1980 with the seminal Rogue, a dungeon-based RPG renowned for its punitive difficulty and ubiquity—the game could...

Shiren the Wanderer's first Wii outing isn't nearly as hard as other Mystery Dungeon titles but it won't hold your hand either. It's a mixture of old school mechanics and modern presentation--a combination that makes it the perfect starting point for...

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Wii's most abusive RPG.

Shiren still crushing souls and killing dreams; allies add to strategy; harsh repercussions and great rewards

Four hours to kick into gear; old-school presentation, in a bad way; boss-battles often egregiously difficult

Even with the addition of the Easy difficulty, Shiren the Wanderer is made for selective tastes. Fans of traditional RPGs will have a hard time reconciling the Spartan storytelling and visuals, while fans of turn-based strategies will likely take issue...

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Shiren the Wanderer

 

This competent example of the well-worn dungeon-crawling formula lacks the spark of innovation that might have made it something more.

Tactical combat and dungeon exploration can be absorbing ; Some memorable characters and funny dialogue ; Good variety of items to collect and use

Imitates earliest dungeon crawlers without innovation ; Allies sometimes make silly decisions ; Antiquated inventory management ; Unimpressive visuals and repetitive music

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Shiren the Wanderer

 

Shiren the Wanderer starts out as a basic game in a lot of regards, but develops quickly into what can be safely be called an enjoyable dungeon crawler with enough JRPG elements to differentiate it from other games in the genre, but not so many that it...

While the addition of JRPG ideas and mechanics diversifies player experience slightly, Shiren the Wanderer is still a roguelike at heart, which it honors exceedingly well, perhaps at the expense of other gameplay elements.

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Shiren the Wanderer

 

Shiren the Wanderer is an addictive and well-constructed roguelike from Atlus with a plethora of dungeons to conquer and a wide assortment of bosses. Reviewer Alicia Ashby walked away impressed for the most part, but was a little upset by Shiren's...

Great dungeon crawling; full control over your allies; lots of bosses

No online component; very similar to other Mystery Dungeon games

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Shiren the Wanderer

 

Shiren is back, in a bigger, slightly better adventure.

Shiren is improved, though not by much. The better visual flair and actual story make the game more interesting. The less sadistic difficulty also makes it easier for newcomers to get into, though the lack of a higher difficulty may make it too easy...

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Shiren the Wanderer Review

 

Call it what you will, but Shiren is a huge and challenging (though not impossible) adventure.

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Shiren the Wanderer Hands-On

 

As the silent and steadfast Shiren, we attempt to unravel the mystery behind the Karakuri Mansion.

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