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  • Summary: The Lost in Blue series debuts on a new platform for the first time ever with Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked. Experience a survival adventure like never before through colorful 3D graphics and the uniquely interactive capabilities of the Wii. You find yourself stranded on a mysterious island filled with lush forests, a sunken ship, ancient ruins, and an active volcano. With the help of a trusty pet and a new friend, you’ll explore the mysteries of the island to find a way out or make a new life for yourselves there forever. The first console version of the series greatly upgrades the visual quality and depth of the game, immersing the player in a survival adventure like never before. Vibrant 3D graphics paint the island environment, weather systems, and various items as more life-like than ever. Full use of Wii-mote and Nunchuk controls allow you to experience realistic movements with a variety of mini-games including fishing, carpentry, fire-making and more. An island tutorial and a greater focus on exploration enhances the accessibility and fun factor for new players. Dependable pets improve item gathering and provide entertainment by playing music or dancing with you. Recruit a friend for around 40 mini-games, including new, cooperative games - the better you play, the bigger your reward. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The series is one of the more original console offerings out there and worth the time for any gamer looking for something a little more real.
  2. It's a shame, because if it weren't for that one infuriating aspect of the game, Shipwrecked would be a real winner. [Dec 2008, p.102]
  3. Overall it’s just too much work to really keep a person interested. And when the audio, graphics and visual design aren’t adding to the appeal, it’s a little too likely that you’ll suddenly ask yourself, “Wait – is this actually fun, or is it just tedium?” and realize you can’t quite tell any more.
  4. 50
    All the extra content and intriguing exploration aspects are rendered null and void by the fact that you'll spend the majority of your time babysitting health bars, though. The developers at Hudson nailed the survival aspect a little too well -- now they just need to work on making it fun.
  5. 50
    Overall the game just feels too rough, and strays way too far away from the formula. As always, the concept is great, but the execution is flawed.
  6. For the majority of people, this game is just not that pleasurable and can be quite tedious or difficult. I will give the developers some credit for attempting to add a story to a collection of mini-games, but unfortunately, this continues the trend of Wii games that is rushed out the door and not given the attention it could have used.
  7. The pleasures of island life are cast away by constant frustrations in this tedious survival game.

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  1. Jul 3, 2012
    6
    I have to agree with many of the other reviews, it can be quite tedious. But it is something that i like to come back to, play 2 days straight, and then put back on the shelf for a month. Graphics aren't that great, and sound is choppy, but it has a good story line and you can get the hang of scavenging and foraging constantly, and if you stick it out long enough, i gets easier. Not for someone who likes the short, all-in-one-day completions. Has a lot of (somewhat annoying) realism, and meters can be a pain, but it's fun. Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    5
    In all honesty, I can't stand this game. The graphics are definitely not something special, it's tedious, and difficult. It wouldn't be as terrible, if you didn't have a partner to take care of, along with yourself. It's literally as if she can't do anything for herself (and yet you find her chillin' with her own shelter). And if that's not enough, your Hunger, Thirst, and Stamina meters drop WAY too quickly. Which obviously makes exploring nearly impossible without rushing back to camp for rest, or to help Lucy to remember how to breathe if you've left her alone. Probably better to take her with you. Also, it's really hard to find certain required supplies. Like, you have to travel 2 miles out of your way for a piece of wood. Which obviously decreases your stamina, hunger and thirst. Characters get really whiny and annoying if they haven't eaten for 5 minutes, and get sick far too easily. The last thing you want to do is get lost, as that's the quickest way to death, especially if you've left Lucy back at camp. Even if you've hunted and eaten boar meat, it only fills a third of your hunger meter. And if you're low on stamina, and can't sleep, you're forced to sit and rest that way. The only thing wrong with that is, your meters drop faster, because you're sitting down. -.- So it's really not worth the tiny bit of stamina it replenishes. Bottom line, definitely not worth a buy. If you don't wanna bother reading my excruciatingly long rant, just rent the game and see for yourself. You're definitely better off with one of the DS versions. Expand
  3. NancyYang
    Dec 15, 2008
    3
    the game is fun....but it gets borring after a while...after you soon find out you have to take care of an ANNOYING GIRL AND HER DOG....you have to feed her mouth as well as yours and you can't even keep up on moving around the island your always rushing home because she's thirsty or the water bottle is empty or she's hungry or your hungry...its just to much of a hastle...thumbs up to the mini games but thumbs down to the people who created this game and rushed it out...they didn't fix the flaws on how people where going to get annoyed by having to take care of two people insted of one....it makes the game BORRING.... Expand