Conclusion: LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is pretty much everything fans of the first game could have hoped for in a sequel, and it's more than inviting to newcomers, as well. The ending is a bit anticlimactic, but the game says a lot without words.
Excerpt: It's easy to think of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, the sequel to last year's enchanting WiiWare platform puzzler, as yet another inspired game from UK developer Frontier. It's spell-bindingly beautiful, packed full of wonderfully designed characters, and has an eerie yet entrancing atmosphere...
Summary: The original LostWinds , which released alongside the debut of the WiiWare service, was one of the first games to truly demonstrate the potential of the Wiimote’s pointer controls. The game ended far too quickly, unfortunately, leaving players craving a sequel.
Summary: LostWinds was a WiiWare launch game that was full of promise, but despite some genuine innovation, it failed to deliver across the course of its adventure. Now one year later, the sequel, LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, is a vast improvement over its predecessor.
Pros: Great art style, Well designed puzzles, Innovative controls
Cons: Disappointing ending, Some controls are poorly explained
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