Reviews and Problems with Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
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Azure Dream + Chocobo's Dungeon
Jay Alexander Patterson, Amazon
24 August 2014
Summary: What an amazing game! I've put around 20 hours into it and have gotten to the 27th floor and can't get past it. Luckily I've been upgraded my weapon really high so I'm gonna make another run for it!
Summary: Superbly crafted game that will present a serious challenge each time you play it. In order to survive, you will have to improvise tactics as you go. The focus is on gameplay, so you don't have to sit through long cinematics and filler dialogue. Still, the story and the characters are interesting.
Summary: A simple roguelike to take with me? YES PLEASE! When you die, your story progress is saved and you can store items in the warehouse. So NPCs will remember you and you can grab that good weapon you found last playthrough and try again.
Summary: What is on the surface a goofy-cute, cartoony game infused with Japanese tropes and cultural flavor is actually a savage and devious Rogue-like game. This is good news if you have felt coddled by easy games that hold your hand to get to the end. Mystery Dungeon will beat you. A lot.
Summary: If you enjoy playing Nethack, ADOM, Angband or one of the other roguelikes then you'll almost certainly enjoy this game. Also if you're a vetern gamer or just like games that have more of a bite, then this one is for you. Like other popular roguelikes, this game can be brutal.
Summary: I love playing roguelike such as Nethack and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. When I play them, I normally play in the traditional terminal display, because I think most graphical roguelikes look very cheesy. Shiren is not like that.
Summary: I don't think any game has ever inspired such a love/hate relationship with my DS. I still play this game, despite having bought it since its release. I can't stop playing it, mostly because the game is designed to be played in short sessions and it is very easy to "relearn" when necessary.
Summary: The thing about Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is that you will die, and you will die a lot. You will be killed by monsters that travel through walls. You will be transformed into a helpless, harmless rice ball and then killed.