Art of Balance Wii

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Apr 7, 2011
    8
    As the review says: a simple idea, very nicely executed. I really enjoyed the Art of Balance ... for as long as it lasted. Only a cheap game, but it would have benefited from a bit more challenge. One or two levels really get you thinking, but the majority are fairly brief and getting through all 4 levels only takes 2 or 3 hours. Lots of potential here for community content, or for aAs the review says: a simple idea, very nicely executed. I really enjoyed the Art of Balance ... for as long as it lasted. Only a cheap game, but it would have benefited from a bit more challenge. One or two levels really get you thinking, but the majority are fairly brief and getting through all 4 levels only takes 2 or 3 hours. Lots of potential here for community content, or for a Tetris style time challenge, or at least a World of Goo style open-ended height challenge. Still, for a few Wii Points you certainly can't go wrong. A particularly nice water shader gives a satisfying effect to the whole thing. Calm, fairly challenging, very satisfying. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2011
    9
    Simple, elegant, and beautiful, Art of Balance is an instant classic. My only beef with this game is that the lack of community content (that could transform this fairly short title into a daily ritual) feels like a real missed opportunity.

Awards & Rankings

#72 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. By combining addictive gameplay with simple controls and throwing in two fun multiplayer modes for good measure, Shin’en aims to please.
  2. Not only are the physics in the game absolutely spot-on, but the intuitive control scheme made possible by the Wii Remote makes playing the game easy and fun.
  3. An ingenious puzzle game, with an extremely high number of levels and a deep gameplay.