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Shiren the Wanderer

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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
8 July 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. Even though the dungeon-crawling scheme is a little bit antiquated, if you like other dungeon-crawlers, Shiren the Wanderer is a must-buy.
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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 8
8.0

An engrossing RPG that's not quite different enough.

Common Sense Media
11 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. And there's some drinking involved, too, although it's not especially integral to gameplay or to the story.
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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
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. A fair percentage of them managed a US release, but Shiren the Wanderer had remained in Japan until 2008’s Nintendo DS remake of the first game in the series.
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Overall 8
7.9

Review: Shiren the Wanderer (Wii)

Gamer 2.0
21 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Shiren the Wanderer is a good roguelike that offers enough of an easy experience early on to let those new to the genre ease into the game. Roguelike fans will also like the depth they will find beyond the basics that will keep them busy throughout the campaign. Its $40 price point is well worth it for the amount of content you’ll find here. Basically, if you’re interested in roguelikes, this is one that you need to check out.
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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: As you press on through one dungeon after another, you'll find yourself caught up in a charming storyline that delves into not only into Shiren's past, but the history of the small village that he's chosen as his base of operations. Taken at face value, the story seems almost painfully simple: Shiren's goal is to find the shape-shifting Karakuri Mansion of legend, and of course the great treasures that it holds inside.
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Overall 6
6.0

Shiren the Wanderer Review

GameSpot
16 February 2010
  • Summary: This competent example of the well-worn dungeon-crawling formula lacks the spark of innovation that might have made it something more.
  • Pros: Tactical combat and dungeon exploration can be absorbing, Some memorable characters and funny dialogue, Good variety of items to collect and use
  • Cons: Imitates earliest dungeon crawlers without innovation, Allies sometimes make silly decisions, Antiquated inventory management, Unimpressive visuals and repetitive music
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