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  • Summary: (Known as "A Shadow's Tale" in the UK/EU) Climb to the top of this platformer from Konami.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. Oct 22, 2010
    85
    A Shadow's Tale is an engaging and enjoyable platform game, with a nice artistic direction and a good number of original elements that fit effectively into the gameplay.
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    80
    The basic idea behind A Shadow's Tale is quite intriguing, but the game design fails to drain the main portion of its drive. The game plays it's strongest hand in the opening quarter and unfortunately rest of this trek is repetition of the few good ideas. If the contents were compressed and the game sold via Wiiware, the result would definitely be an instant classic. [June 2011]
  3. May 17, 2011
    78
    Lost in Shadow is a unique, rewarding and well crafted experience.
  4. Oct 28, 2010
    70
    A good game which had some elements to become outstanding, although it should not be discarded too soon, as it is a game very different to the rest of the Wii library, and will be liked by classic gameplay lovers, specially for its platforming and puzzle elements.
  5. Jan 4, 2011
    70
    Lost in Shadow comes together to form a unique package and is often inspired in its complex play of light and shadow. It's a fun game that sometimes frustrates, but also really works your brain's capacity for spatial awareness.
  6. Jan 5, 2011
    60
    The laid-back nature of the game, combined with the use of color and lounge music ensure a relaxed experience. But the easy puzzles and overfamiliar gameplay make it a little bit too relaxed. It's a shame, because the art direction of this game made us think we'd be playing something special.
  7. Oct 24, 2010
    40
    With its refreshing pitch and mystical atmosphere, A Shadow's Tale seemed like an original game. But if this innovative side is well expressed through the visual, it's not in the gameplay, which is inspired by a variety of other existing games, but without any inspiration to merge all this in a clever way. A Shadow's Tale main flaw remains its lack of pace, variety... and fun. A game that can catch our eye very quickly, but can't keep our interest up very long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Lost in Shadow is a gem. do not miss it. you play as the shadow of a boy who needs to climb a tower to get his body back. ithe puzzles are some of the most clever puzzles i have ever seen using light and shadows. the mood and atmosphere of the game are perfect. the last game the American Branch of Hudson Soft ever made. Expand
  2. Nov 29, 2014
    10
    a classic by any definition, this is a marvel of both level design and pure ingenuity. If you like having fun you'll like this game anda classic by any definition, this is a marvel of both level design and pure ingenuity. If you like having fun you'll like this game and everything it shadows. Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2012
    9
    This game is truly amazing. It fills me with such joy to play it. Gameplay is good, and the controls feel super solid. The graphics areThis game is truly amazing. It fills me with such joy to play it. Gameplay is good, and the controls feel super solid. The graphics are beautiful and stylized, minus some jagged edges on the shadow. Combat is one of the smaller problems, with the first sword, you need to be kinda close. This does add a sense that the later swords are an improvement though. The simplistic RPG system is perfect for this game, since its mainly about platforming, but it still gives your shadow a sense of growth. If you own a Wii and are looking for an underrated classic, you have found your game. Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2011
    9
    this is a great puzzle, RPG, platform game with a great art direction and a unique style which alone makes a amazing game, you play as athis is a great puzzle, RPG, platform game with a great art direction and a unique style which alone makes a amazing game, you play as a shadow boy and the puzzles revolve around moving objects , shadow and light Expand