Aug 29, 2010Klonoa returns remade for the Wii! This was definitely one of those series that I always wanted to play and I finally got the chance to do so! And overall I'm not disappointed, as it offers classic platformer gameplay that many games are failing to do so. Not only that but it also has a very interesting story going with it. Yet the game is fairly easy and short, except the very last levelKlonoa returns remade for the Wii! This was definitely one of those series that I always wanted to play and I finally got the chance to do so! And overall I'm not disappointed, as it offers classic platformer gameplay that many games are failing to do so. Not only that but it also has a very interesting story going with it. Yet the game is fairly easy and short, except the very last level that is only difficult because it makes you jump on platforms that are very small and make you slip easily. But aside from that little moment, you can finish easily this game. And while that is not particularly a bad thing, it becomes a bad thing considering how short the game is. Otherwise this one would definitely be superb, yet I can't wait to see the second part come to the Wii, please.… Expand
Apr 4, 2014For those of you that don't know this game is a remake of the classic ps1 game klonoa door to phantomile which was sadly hugely over looked in the west at the time of its release but do to the series gaining a cult following over time and the then popular craze of brining old video game franchises back into the modern day gaming light klonoa got another chance and out of all the gameFor those of you that don't know this game is a remake of the classic ps1 game klonoa door to phantomile which was sadly hugely over looked in the west at the time of its release but do to the series gaining a cult following over time and the then popular craze of brining old video game franchises back into the modern day gaming light klonoa got another chance and out of all the game franchises that made a come back klonoa is easily the one i am most pleased with.
the story begins with klonoa dreaming about how he first met his best friend huepow and the wind ring (klonoas main means of attack and where huepow was discovered) the dream continues with them playing then suddenly a strange object crashes into a near by mountain were klonoa lives and the sky goes dark. It is mentioned at the the start of the game that this is a recurring dream that klonoa has. Whilst klonoa is having this dream klonoa is awakened by a loud noise which happens to be an object crashing into a mountain near klonoa's house (this being very remeiniscent of klonoa's dream) klonoa and huepow then set out to investigate and that is were our story starts.
The story may seem fairly simple at first but the creators goal was to make a game that appeals to a young audience but has a strong story that would satisfy an adult audience and he definitely delivered with an engaging plot, an unpredictable storyline as you advance and one of the best plot twists endings I have ever seen in any media kids and adults will not be disappointed with the story of this game alike.
Klonoa is a 2.5D platformer with his means of attack being somewhat of a gimmick. klonoa's method of attack is using his wind ring a giant ring which allows him to shoot a a small burst of wind energy which if hits an enemy will inflate them and render them defenceless so klonoa may use them for his personal use this could either be to defeat other enemies by throwing them at one another or to give klonoa an extra boost in his jump which allows him to reach higher ledges not possible by a regular jump. klonoa also has a flutter ability which allows him to get to ledges just out of his reach or to spend several seconds suspended in the air. all these elements are used to make what could be a mediocre platforming experience a unique enjoyable never before seen classic video game not just in the platforming genre but in the history of video games. This gameplay style also adds a minor emphasis of puzzle solving to the game which keeps the game fresh but doesn't get in the way or distract from the platforming of the game and if anything adds a decent amount of variety to each level making every level unique in its own right.
The score has been untouched from the original game and still sounds as good as ever having a very charming cheerful melody for the most part but is very atmospheric when needed to be which makes for an extremely memorable soundtrack hat will be stuck in your head for the rest of your life time.
The graphics are great having a very slick cartoony style which really compliments the tone that the game was going for and for the system the game was on it really stands out from the crowd of other wii games even now.
The voice acting can be over all seen as pretty cheesy not to say it doesn't suit the characters and fit the mood of the game though
The controls are great not having any forced motion controls being implemented into the game which really does make you feel like your playing a classic game.
The game really shines in the extra content department having a pretty wide variety of new unlockables ranging from costumes to enemy bio, a sound test and best of all the ability to play any level in reverse. On top of that the game does a fantastic job of fan service to fans of the original game making klonoa's original costume unlockable and option of choosing the games original voice acting/language.
All the characters are likeable having a very distinct personality and tone to them on top of memorable and unique designs and a colour scheme which sweet on the eyes.
Over all this remake is one of the best I have ever seen being so true to the original but having so many new distinct features that fans of the original wont feel like there just playing a rehash and for those of you who have never played a klonoa game before this would be a fantastic place to start one of the best wii games out there and i would even go as far as to say better then the original whilst capturing the essence of what made the original a unforgettable classic. An outstanding game that you dream would never end.… Expand
Puzzles are too child-friendly, their solutions more fiddly than mentally taxing. The pleasure earned from cracking Miymoto’s designs is instead targeted by flashy 2.5D level design – snaking sights that admittedly look wonderfully crisp on Wii – and set-pieces for the impatient. [Mar 2009, p.95]