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Shiren the Wanderer
7.3 out of 10

Shiren the Wanderer

Players once again take control of Shiren, who's accompanied on Read more

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Like a Rogue, but not.

GameCritics.com
20 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Giving bosses immunity to most items and effects.
  • Pros: The fact that this game was even released in the United States.
  • Cons: Unavoidable pop-up enemies that kill your equipment in one hit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wii Review - 'Shiren the Wanderer'

WorthPlaying
10 April 2010
  • Summary: The grandfather of the rogue-like RPG, the legendary Shiren series (also known as Mystery Dungeon) is all about tough-as-nails battles, thrilling exploration, finding tons of items, growing in strength, and most important of all: staying alive!
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
4 March 2010
  • Summary: In the video game pantheon, the roguelike is practically ancient scripture. The “graphical adventure” style of gameplay was kicked off in 1980 with the seminal Rogue, a dungeon-based RPG renowned for its punitive difficulty and ubiquity—the game could run on just about anything, including ASCII-only...
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 9
8.5
Addiction 8
8.0

Shiren the Wanderer

Nintendo World Report
4 March 2010
  • Summary: Shiren picked up a Frustrating Game + 1. Shiren is cursed.
  • Pros: Interesting soundtrack that plays well with the narrative, Lengthy single-player experience, Multiple control configurations
  • Cons: Lots of time will be spent learning from your mistakes, Random level design makes for some incredibly varied difficulty spikes, Too hard to replenish supply of recovery herbs
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Overall 8
7.8
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 5
4.6
Control 8
8.2
Addiction 8
8.2

Shiren the Wanderer Review

Cheat Code Central
2 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Shiren the Wanderer is definitely a niche title and won't be for everyone. Much like last year's Demon's Souls, this title will mostly appeal to the hardcore sect. However, I think the development team has done a great job opening up the format.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shiren the Wanderer

Hardcore Gamer
2 March 2010
  • Summary: It’s amazing how many iterations the Mysterious Dungeon games have gone through. Whether it’s big-budget versions for Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest , and Pokemon , or more obscure titles like Nightmare of Druaga , the formula keeps rolling along with a few new tweaks every game.
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An engrossing RPG that's not quite different enough.

Common Sense Media
1 March 2010
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Shiren The Wanderer is generally a sweet role-playing game in which you are out to do good, not evil. There are some moral choices to be made, as when you choose whether or not help out the hungry. As cute as the anime characters are, they do spew some foul language.
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Overall 7
7.3
Design 7
6.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Storyline 6
6.3

Shiren the Wanderer

GameTrailers
26 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Japanese developer Chunsoft's bread-and-butter, the turn-based dungeon crawler, makes its appearance on the Wii in the form of Shiren the Wanderer, a follow-up to 2008's DS game. While the leap from handheld to Wii is not as substantial as one might hope, Shiren is nonetheless a solid RPG for fans...
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Overall 6
6.0

Shiren the Wanderer Review

G4
18 February 2010
  • Summary: Shiren the Wanderer is a throwback to a time when games had serious depth in their gameplay, but looked like bizarre computer hieroglyphics. It's a punishing and tactical combat game whose structure encourages real experimentation.
  • Pros: Gentle learning curve, Greatly detailed characters, Tactical combat has rare depth
  • Cons: No conversation system, Easy mode ultimately takes away from the experience, Old-fashioned to a fault
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Overall 8
8.0

Shiren the Wanderer review (WII)

HonestGamers
16 February 2010
  • Excerpt: When Shiren the Wanderer 's opening cutscene unfurls, you're instantly drawn into a world with a gorgeous Japanese art style reminiscent of titles such as Okami and Muramasa . Eggshell clouds part to reveal a mountaintop that looks like something from a rice-paper painting come to life.
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