I dunno I'm not feeling it.....I was excited about all the hype but this just doesn't look very fun....it looks like it will get repetitive almost immediately....but one of those games you force yourself through for the character development....all I see is a bland hack n slash game with some RPG elements that keep it slightly interesting....thats just my opinion based on what I see though maybe it's amazing.....
Pandora's Tower looks to be a pretty unusual game. I hope NOA localizes this game too. Looks pretty good next to Xenoblade and Last Story!
Still gotta buy this, already bought Xenoblade and Last Story and god how I love those games, especially Xenoblade which became the best game I've played. It's shame that there aren't much good games, and great games even less, on Wii, but the great games that are on Wii are among the best games.
@wizardboyus We don't know yet. Stay tuned for E3 on June 5-7 on most if not all the titles in the launch being announced. :)
@the9thinning thanks i think i will wait, what are the big launch titles that are comin out for wii u?
If Ganbarion won't bring Pandora's Tower for release in North America, can someone suggest to them that they start a Kickstarter campaign to get it to the US. I am sure they could raise enough money very quickly...(if it truly is a money thing)..instead of watching desperate gamers like Andrew Eisen make Old-Spice-like campaigns begging for more North American releases.
all these cool rpgs coming out for wii are convincing me to buy one, or should i wait for the wii u?
...just finished a Pikmin 2 and a Pikmin 1 right before that , so I guess this time management mechanics in Pandora`s Towers won`t stop me! )
@Toysoldier34 I was talking about why you keep saying the OpRainfall (or any game in the RPG genre that's on Nintendo systems) games should be ported and not exclusive and I made my points saying why they should stay Wii exclusive. So no, I WASN'T overlooking your points. Honestly, Sony/MS consoles have plenty of RPG's (both exclusive and multiplat) that the Wii lacks, let them stay exclusive and let's not take that away. Making exclusive games multiplatform lessen chances of gamers wanting to buy said system.
@nintendoboy16 You miss every point I make and only try to defend something that there isn't anything to defend from. I am not attacking the Wii at all so you can stop. I am merely saying that for the sake of the developer it would have been good for the game to be on more platforms so that they could have more money. With more money we would be able to see bigger and greater game. That is simply all I was saying, I said nothing about the Wii not needing good games or that it shouldn't get them.
@Toysoldier34 Even if the RPG market is bigger on Sony/MS' systems, that still doesn't mean Nintendo consoles can't have RPG's of their own. By that logic, you might as well ask for Pokemon (which is Nintendo's biggest franchise in this genre and it sells really well) to be ported on the PS3/Vita because the RPG market lacks on Nintendo's systems. It also doesn't matter that it enters this late in the Wii's lifetime, considering gamers got more into the GameCube (the most hated system of it's time, just like the Wii is now) when the Wii released (the irony in this is just astounding). Nintendo needs more of these games and it doesn't matter the circumstances: End of Story
@Campbell153. Thanks for the tip. I don't know why I didn't think to watch a lets play for Pandora's Tower because I normally would. I do sometimes like to watch the1st hour or so to get a feel for the game without spoiling too much. I'll definitely check it out.
Looks interesting. Seems a little too dark and murky, but I'm not sure if that's just the video. I can wait for it to go stateside, since I still have Xenoblade and Last Story to wade through.
@burgo81 - Use the advanced or classic controller. I haven't used the "waggle stick" and nunchuck for any of the recent Wii releases (Xenoblade, Last Story, this). Controls well.
it looks very interesting in term of gameplay and story, the graphic do looks a little outdated but that never stopped me from enjoying a good game. PS no PS3 version!? aaaaugh.
@E25mad25 I don't play JRPGs so it's no loss for me :P I play only WRPGs but had a couple encounters with JRPGs but they were on SONY consoles XD We have Star Ocean O_o...great franchise imo
the Wii might not have the best graphics but it has the best awesomeness and haven't you seen Fatal Frame 2 remake?? the graphics are better than Resident Evil 6's And Silent Hill: Downpour's
@Sesshoumaru1708 8.0 means Great which is even better than good 9.0 means almost perfect (Superb) and 10 mean Prime which is the rarest and means the perfect game, this game isnt perfect its great, great is awesome
@Darnasian the graphics doesnt have to be great, and if sony wouldnt agree for the trade nintendo wont :P you are never getting pandora's tower and the last story and fatal frame 4 and fatal frame 2 remake and xenoblade ETC.
While graphics are important, they aren't the definition of a good game, or, in the Wii's case, a good console. Still, everyone's preferences are different, and valuing graphical power is perfectly fine. Reversely, valuing storytelling and gameplay innovation is perfectly fine, as well.
@nintendoboy16 Part 2: I was speaking merely from the point of the games, not the Wii. Had they released where the audience was greatest they could have made more money so that us gamers could benefit from those companies having more money to put into their next great projects. There have been many amazing games, some of my all time favorites, that release on unpopular systems or go by unheard of. Due to the fact that the games, while fun, didn't sell well they never received any follow up games and sometimes the company went under because their game didn't sell enough. I just wouldn't want that to happen to these games. They are amazing games and I hope that the sales reflect that, but history shows us that the economy doesn't always reflect that.
@nintendoboy16 This far into the console's life cycle you really won't change what gamers think about a system and why they buy them. People buy Wiis now for the same reason they did three years ago.People often make games for the Wii because the production costs are significantly lower than they are on the 360 or PS3. I fully understand that Nintendo may want to pull in more gamers to different genres but for the most part that ship has sailed. The games and companies you named didn't make their games to benefit the Wii and make it have more games in a genre, they made their games to make money. They put Goldeneye on the Wii to sell copies of the game, not to give the Wii a greater FPS selection. While yes it does end up doing that, it isn't the reason they did it at all. Making a good FPS on a system with rarely any decent ones is a solid selling point because anyone with the system only that enjoys that genre has little option but to get it. My main point was that for the sake of the great games that have come to the Wii recently, they should have released on multiple systems. Simply because they audience for those games is much stronger on other systems. They could have made more money and had a greater return the more copies they sell.
Good lord what is all this crap about graphics and junk! Everyone with a Wii knows the Wii has bad graphics. If Graphic mean so much to you Go Stare at 3D Mark all day long or something.
@Excetera-ZEN While you are correct, defending Wii as a platform is problematic. It was underpowered the day it was released- arguably equalling the specs of its predecessor and being WEAKER than the previous XBOX. It's good for wii owners to have gotten a double-shot of good JRPGs with Xenoblade Chronicles and this, but PS3 and 360 don't just have a graphical edge; for the most part they have way better games, regardless of appearance.
@X-RS someone feels burned after shadow of the colossus lol
@naryanrobinson This is not his review. Only voiced by him.
@naryanrobinson He does a good job of narrating the video as well, which is where many of the other reviewers on the site fail. Wish GameSpot would employ a quality narrator so watching video reviews wasn't so grating.
@oleo789 Anybody else think of Major's Mask when reading this comment?
From what I've heard we can preorder it at EB Games and Gamestop the day that last story comes out. Nothing about an actual date yet. This is according to some employees at EB Games and is only a rumor (hopefully a true one though).
Haha Most def.
@grey_fox1984 No they don't.
@Black_Tribi Ah yes, well spotted.
Play The Last of Us from beginning to end, then try telling me Wii has an experience that even comes close....