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Shiren the Wanderer (Wii)

Shiren the Wanderer (Wii)
alaScore 86

25 reviews

Jul, 2018

  • Negative

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Shiren the Wanderer (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay. The story also gets good opinions.

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Patrick Gann (

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Sean Colleli (

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Brian Rowe (

Shiren the Wanderer Review


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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Carolyn Petit (

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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Crabtree (

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.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jack DeVries (

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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Alicia Ashby (

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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Parish (

Shiren the Wanderer Review


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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Sophia Tong (

Shiren the Wanderer Hands-On


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

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Brad Gallaway (

Shiren the Wanderer Review


Like a Rogue, but not.

The fact that this game was even released in the United States

Unavoidable pop-up enemies that kill your equipment in one hit

Regardless of the things that I found unsatisfactory, I'm quite glad that Atlus took a big risk in bringing Shiren the Wanderer to our shores. I'm also glad that Chunsoft took a risk of their own by shaking up the formula, despite the end result not...