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A Valley Without Wind

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Overall 7
6.5

A Valley Without Wind

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: A Valley Without Wind has always been a tantalizing prospect with noble ideas, held back by a troubled visual presentation. Having gone through multiple artistic shifts, the final product still looks hastily cobbled together, a clashing collage of color rather than a cohesive piece of art.
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A Valley Without Wind Review

truepcgaming.com
16 August 2012
  • Summary: A Valley Without Wind is a game that requires commitment in order to fully enjoy. After twelve hours of play – a time in which I could have played out most other modern games at least twice – I barely scratched the surface of what this game has to offer in terms of content. If you’re willing to devote the scores of hours needed in AVWW, it’s well worth the $15 Arcen is asking.
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Overall 6
6.0

A Valley Without Wind Review

GamerNode
2 June 2012
  • Excerpt: A game tells a story with its lighting, its artistry, its character models, its vocal dialog, and all the other computer bits that Pixar still rocks hardest in the world of digital media. More intriguing, I (and the rest of the gaming thoughtful ) argue, is the story a game tells through its interactivity. The rebel that this vehicle creates is a lunatic; mass murders and amoral thievery aren’t his whimsy, they are his goal .
  • Pros: An endless world, Loot and power-ups galore
  • Cons: Repeated enemies, You are accountable
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Overall 8
7.5

A Valley Without Wind review

GameZone
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Games that fall under the platform-adventure sub-genre usually provide gamers with a sense of freedom. Players are able to explore environments, and while saying that these games are open world may be a stretch, there's certainly a noticeable level of openness in most "Metroidvania" titles.
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A Valley Without Wind Review

GameSpot
4 May 2012
  • Excerpt: After a full day of slaying monsters, plundering caverns, helping villagers, and performing the various deeds of a hero, you retire to a local settlement to see what your hard work has wrought. Perusing your inventory, you find an assortment of materials and items gathered from across the countryside. It's a modest windfall considering the hours of effort logged, and the few enhancements have such a nominal impact that you barely notice their effects.
  • Pros: Tons of collectibles, Nice combat rhythm
  • Cons: Little reward for your hard work, Confusing map and poor level design make it easy to get lost, Repetitive and shallow
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Overall 7
7.0

A Valley Without Wind

Gamezebo
1 May 2012
  • Summary: This ain’t your mama’s Metroidvania game
  • Pros: High-concept idea wedged into classic gaming tropes.
  • Cons: Too much idea, too little execution.
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Overall 9
9.0

A Valley Without Wind Review | Brave New World

Dealspwn
30 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Short Version: A Valley Without Wind is enormous, life-affirming and brilliant. Enormous randomised worlds go hand in hand with tight gameplay and infinite scope for exploration and experimentation over dozens of hours. If you're looking for a new time sink that can be enjoyed for minutes or days at a time, prepare yourself for a new addiction.
  • Pros: Engaging gameplay, character building and civilisation elements, Massive amount of content encourages constant, varied exploration, Pleasingly colourful graphics and strong soundtrack
  • Cons: Random generation leads to recycled assets and some poorly-designed levels, Gamepad woes, fiddly fast travel, Resource gathering can become repetitive
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Overall 7
6.5

A Valley Without Wind - Recensione

Everyeye Network
5 December 2012
  • Summary: L'ultima fatica degli Arcen Games è un prodotto interessante e dotato di una buona profondità ludica, soprattutto grazie alla componente esplorativa ed agli elementi rpg ben implementati. Tuttavia parte delle idee si perdono in un'azione alla lunga ripetitiva che, proprio a causa della natura procedurale del progetto, non è nemmeno supportata da un background narrativo consistente.
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Overall 6
6.1
Gameplay 6
5.5
Graphics 5
4.5
Sound 7
7.0
Lastability 8
7.5

A Valley Without Wind

JeuxVideo.fr
19 August 2012
  • Excerpt: La scène indépendante nous a déjà gratifiés de concepts plus originaux les uns que les autres. Mais A Valley Without Wind est un spécimen rare. Au confluent d'un Metroid, d'un Terraria et d'un Realm of the Mad God, le titre d'Arcen Games est l'un des plus ambitieux que nous ayons jamais croisés. Trop, sans doute ?
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