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The Wonderful 101
8.9 out of 10

The Wonderful 101

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Overall 9
9.0

The Wonderful 101 Review – Wii U

Gametactics
1 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Definitely worth buying, even a system seller to those who want this game badly but currently don’t own a Wii U. They should fix that problem with this game.
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Overall 9
8.6

Expert Review

Nintendojo
30 September 2013
  • Conclusion: I personally can’t blame anyone who doesn’t fall heads-over-heels in love with The Wonderful 101 because its appeal is not universal. Someone who is looking for nothing more than a straightforward action game might be a little disappointed, because the action isn’t as complex as something as...
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Overall 9
8.7

The Wonderful 101 (WiiU) - Review

VGChartz
25 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Platinum Games has quickly become a fan favorite developer. Their particularly eccentric style mixed with over-the-top and unique gameplay ensures that each title provides for a thrilling ride that always seems to strike the right the chords within many.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Wonderful 101

Destructoid
18 September 2013
  • Summary: The Wonderful 101 was originally pitched as a Nintendo franchise crossover title, and the remnants of that plan remain in the final design. The cast of playable characters are all easily linked to some of Nintendo's biggest names.
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Overall 8
7.8

The Wonderful 101

Digital Chumps
10 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Part Bayonetta, part Viewtiful Joe, The Wonderful 101 is a game with a phenomenal, hilarious presentation and plenty of great ideas that is frequently hamstrung by its reliance on some unfortunate design choices.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Wonderful 101

Nintendo World Report
10 September 2013
  • Summary: It may not bring many people to the Wii U, but it's certainly a treat for early adopters.
  • Pros: Fluid combat, Great Characters, Humorous story and dialog, Lots of variation, Unique mechanics
  • Cons: Some padding, The Vitality Gauge can be annoying
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Overall 9
8.8

The Wonderful 101

GameTrailers
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The Wonderful 101 is a loving amalgamation of famed designer Hideki Kamiya’s best work. It has Bayonetta’s knowing humor, Viewtiful Joe’s comic-book spirit, and Okami’s sense of ingenuity. The game is more than a “greatest hits” though, and manages to dazzle on its own merit.
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Overall 9
9.3

Expert Review

Official Nintendo Magazine
7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: A word heard often enough begins to sound like nonsense. Something about repetition bores our restless heads, and reduces a term to what it truly is: the emanations of a fat tongue slapping against teeth while food-scented wind blows past.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Wonderful 101 review

MMGN
26 August 2013
  • Summary: Unite up in style!
  • Pros: + Unique gameplay mechanics, + Colourful cast of entertaining characters, + Saturday morning cartoon visuals are a treat
  • Cons: - Awkward camera issues, - Touch input can be a little off, - Difficulty will put a lot of people off
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: The Wonderful 101

N-Europe
23 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The Wonderful 101 takes its place instantly as one of the best Wii U games to date. It is through-and-through a Platinum Games title, offering deep, addictive, and colourful action with a wry smile. A mighty triumph.
  • Pros: A deep, rewarding combat system, Genuinely impressive sense of scale, Wonderfully fun style and humour
  • Cons: No online multiplayer, Some cut-scenes go on a bit
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