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Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Aug 4, 2014
    78
    It’s charming. It’s funny. It’s easy on the eyes. But sometimes it is not as precise as you wish it would be.
  2. Jul 30, 2014
    75
    Taking all the good with the bad, Wooden Sen’SeY proves to be a good game, even if it doesn’t manage to climb to the top of what has become a highly competitive genre.
  3. Jul 27, 2014
    74
    Still, "Wooden Sen'Sey" is cheap, good-spirited and chuckle-inducing. It's a charming addition to the Wii U eShop that lays the groundwork for an even more ground-breaking sequel (please?)
  4. Aug 3, 2014
    70
    There's a lot of room for improvement, but still it's a great action platformer that those looking for a challenge will definitely enjoy.
  5. 70
    All in all, it’s a decent game. To the dedicated gamers out there who love a hard challenge, Wooden Sen’SeY might be for you. It’s lovely to see the atmosphere that Upper Byte Studio has created, but is only lovely until you start dying more times than you can count.
  6. Aug 8, 2014
    67
    Albeit not exceptional, Wooden Sen'SeY is a good action platformer, reminiscent of the great classics of eighties and nineties. It is not the best 2D platformer on Wii U, it has some shortcomings, but it is funny, amusing, very well crafted even from a technical standpoint.
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    65
    Some side-scrolling fun to be had here, but it lacks a spark of originality, and it's often too frustrating.
  8. While far from perfect, there are more than enough ideas here for Upper Byte to build into something special. For the time being, wait for an eShop sale. [Apr 2014, p.80]
  9. Aug 6, 2014
    60
    Playing Wooden Sen’Sey, we see clearly good potential for a sequel but the developers will have to improve in different ways: physics, fighting system, overall policy of the control scheme and, please, do something for that background music.
  10. Aug 4, 2014
    60
    Wooden Sen'Sey is a faithful disciple of the traditional platforming school, but it lacks hardening to rival the genre's masters.
  11. Sep 16, 2014
    50
    Wooden Sen'sey looks like a game developed without infamy or praise, the developers where not able to give a clean cut to the product, which is a sum of various elements and no one stands out over the others. Wooden Sen'sey could also be appreciable, despite the flaws, but since platform games on Wii U e-shop are high level, you could buy better games at the same price. The comparison with other games of the same genre puts Wooden Sen'sey in serious disadvantage.
  12. Aug 7, 2014
    50
    Wooden Sen’Sey isn’t the worst title in the world – it just exists in a time when we expect a bit more from our platformers, particularly when you are shelling out the thick end of a tenner.
  13. Aug 1, 2014
    50
    Wooden Sen'SeY has all of the materials to be a winner — sharp visuals, clever touches and plenty of charm. The execution falls down, however, as the intention to offer 'old-school' difficulty isn't backed up by polished physics and impeccably structured level design.
  14. Jul 29, 2014
    50
    Wooden Sen'SeY is not the sum of its parts. Beautiful and polished looking visuals can only take a game so far until some of the questionable elements begin to niggle away at the core package.
  15. Aug 21, 2014
    40
    Wooden Sen'SeY shows some ambition but unfortunately, its badly implemented control schemes and physics make it extremely difficult and frustrating to play. Sadly, if these problems were addressed, this would be a much more attractive game but it's impossible going around such pressing control issues when the controls are so difficult to use.

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