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KatrinaTheLamia reviews Shiren the Wanderer (WII)

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KatrinaTheLamia said...

And--picked this game up.

It is--well--a very nice 3d version of the Mystery Dungeon games that Shiren is noted for.

Though--that is just it. It has a slightly different plot, yes, but this essentially is the Genesis and NDS game--but with rendered graphics instead of sprites and the camera angle lowered a bit.

It feels kind of... well... cheap.

I mean--even doing a rendered environment in the turn based system that these games are associated with the square map thing is kind of offsetting.

I mean--it would not have been hard to have a turn based system, without relying on the tiled map system. Have an automatically generated landscape--or something.

I mean--from what I have seen, this is another game, that makes me wonder how it warranted having a disc, instead of being downloadable from Wii Shop. Maybe as I play, I will see the amount of in game stuff that would have justified the company having the shelf space at the store to justify putting it on disc.

The world is well, just a polygon rendered version of the previous tile based sprite games. Which were fun for their game play--but the 3d graphics just seem... well... plastic.

A better review will come as I have played through the game more. However, this seems to be just like all the other Mystery Dungeon games thus far.

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Shiren the Wanderer

Shiren the Wanderer (WII)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D RPG
Release Date: 24/MAR/10
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