Excerpt: L'univers développé par Ankama pour la licence Wakfu est véritablement dense et somme toute assez indigeste lors des premiers instants. Alors, pour peu que vous preniez le train en marche avec Islands of Wakfu , attendez-vous à vous confronter à un très grand nombre de termes et de noms sans obtenir de réelles explications.
Excerpt: Welcome to island paradise Wakfu, your one-stop destination for pixie genocide. The name might ring familiar to anyone with a faint awareness of '25 million registered players' MMO Dofus, an anime-styled product from French developer Ankama Games. Islands of Wakfu is its action RPG prequel on XBLA, a game that, at least superficially, is one of the most creative offerings of the last five years.
Excerpt: Islands of Wakfu is an action/adventure game from Ankama Studio. The game is set in the same universe as two online games from Ankama, DOFUS and Wakfu. The game focuses on the two main characters: Nora, the young Eliatrope, and her brother dragon, Efrim. There is also a third playable character that is used for finding items and secret passages. The object of the game is to please the goddess. You are instructed to make sacrifices to the goddess.
Excerpt: Islands of Wakfu is an action-adventure game, the streamlined elements of both genres creating a title that wouldn’t have felt out of place during the 16-bit generation. Islands of Wakfu is gloriously presented from the moment it begins. A lot of care and attention has gone into how the game looks and sounds. The music score is rich, deep and varied from piano movements to more abstract sounds.
Conclusion: Concept: Explore a gorgeous animated world while juggling questionably implemented combat and puzzles
Graphics: The high point of the game. The colorful world and characters are delightful
Sound: The unusual-but-interesting music is constantly shifting style
Playability: Sluggish controls and sloppy combat diminish the fun
Entertainment: A compelling adventure, if only you could overlook the subpar action
Replay: Moderately Low
Excerpt: With comic books, toys, apparel, and the tactical MMORPGs Dofus and Wakfu to its credit, the “World Of Twelve” has been steadily expanding its borders over the last five years, mostly abroad. Not everyone thinks leveling up a character’s baking proficiency is a worthwhile use of time, though, so Ankama Games has decided to retain the setting and ditch the character-creation screen in its first Xbox Live Arcade offering, Islands Of Wakfu , which features lush, hand-drawn...
Excerpt: Good looks can get you only so far. Once you open your mouth and start babbling about New Age spirituality mumbo-jumbo - wherein nothing really dies, but instead is reincarnated as some flower-based gel - you tend to sound a bit odd. Kind of like this new Live Arcade game. With how much exposition Wakfu crams into its first level, you might think you're embarking on some sort of epic journey: A priest's gone missing, aliens invade, and you discover the doe-eyed...
Pros: + Pretty cel-shaded graphics and character designs.
Cons: - Ridiculous, inconsequential storyline., - Monotonous combat., ? So what exactly is Wikfi, anyways? (We're still pretty confused by the whole thing.)