Excerpt: LostWinds is one of the early Wiiware downloadable video games. Some of ya’ll may be asking why did I take so long to review it. Honestly there were games that were a higher priority, and LostWinds is not the easiest game to put down and pick up again later.
Excerpt: When I see the wind blowing through the trees I just think of it as, well, the wind blowing through the trees. Steven Burgess of Frontier Developments saw the wind blowing through the trees and he was inspired to make a game about it, although the final product does go a little deeper than merely...
Conclusion: The game is based on the principle that the nunchuk runs little Toku along, while the Wiimote (inhabited by Enril the wind spirit) creates wind gusts to propel him upwards, attack, and interact with the game’s toy-box-like levels.
Excerpt: LostWinds is without doubt the premier WiiWare title currently available on Nintendo's new service. It's also a shining example of a small developer making the most of Nintendo's console, in ways massive publishers have often failed to do over the past few years.
Conclusion: LostWinds is a solid WiiWare title. For game adventurers, it's certainly well-worth the money and the experience. It's been a while since a developer other than Nintendo puts out a story-based game this unique for Nintendo Wii.
Excerpt: One of the inaugural releases for Nintendo's new WiiWare download service (comparable to Microsoft's Live Arcade or the small-scale offerings available through the PS3's PlayStation Store) LostWinds is a good ambassador for what's to come and a satisfying, if diminutive, package all on its own.
Excerpt: Welcome to Mistralis, the island of the LostWinds. On a blustery plain, a young boy by the name of Toku sleeps peacefully when a warm breeze awakes him from his lethargic daze. Still yawning, he makes his way to the village.
Excerpt: Floating around on a stream of air might not conjure thoughts of excitement, in fact it may even sound boring. Well you need to let those thoughts go because LostWinds will change your prospective. This exciting new platformer for …
Summary: LostWinds is a title that takes us back five years or so to another game that was very much concerned with wind and air. This was a game that sucked wind rather than blew it around and it was a game that involved a plumber rather than a small child with an oddly shaped head.
Excerpt: LostWinds Genre: Platformer/Adventure Developer: Frontier Developments Publisher: Frontier Developments Release Date: 05/12/2008 When WiiWare was first announced I don’t think people were expecting much from the service given Nintendo’s Internet phobia and the Wii’s internal memory limitations.