LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Wii

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  • Summary: [WiiWare World] The follow-up to last year's WiiWare launch title once again puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand, as you experience Toku and Enril's new adventure to save Toku's mother, lift an ancient curse and thwart the evil Balasar. The elemental powers of Enril the Wind[WiiWare World] The follow-up to last year's WiiWare launch title once again puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand, as you experience Toku and Enril's new adventure to save Toku's mother, lift an ancient curse and thwart the evil Balasar. The elemental powers of Enril the Wind Spirit are used to protect and guide the young boy Toku - power his jumps and glides, suspend and smash new enemies, and explore all-new expanses of the stunningly presented, magical land of Mistralis. Players can instantly transform Mistralis between Summer and Winter, harnessing the brilliance of nature: frozen Winter ponds and waterfalls become deep, teeming Summer pools and chambers in which to dive and unlock secrets, enemies can be frozen or doused, and the very air itself used to form snowballs or moisture-laden clouds. Other amazing new abilities include the cyclone, which can be used to transport Toku, smash powerful enemies and even drill through the rock of Mistralis' diverse, richly interactive Chilling Peaks and Melodia City areas. [Frontier Developments] Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. The experience of the first LostWinds has been left unaffected, with a perfect balance between gameplay, graphics and sound. The sequel is even better: it may lack the original sense of wonder, but anyway it delivers a fun and rewarding experience, as it requires both mental effort and a good eye to pad coordination. This with a technical compartment which stands tall, due to the magnificent design and a enchanting melodies. Frontier has delivered another gem, the best WiiWare title and one of the better for the Wii.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    91
    An excellent and original platform adventure. The logical puzzle-elements are interesting and they work very well. [Dec 2009]
  3. The gorgeous visuals and music, along with the finely tuned motion controls and cheap price point make Winter of the Melodias a guaranteed purchase that is anything but a load of hot air.
  4. Winter of the Melodias is the best WiiWare title so far. With an outstanding graphic environment and an improved gameplay mechanic, there's nothing much to say other than to recommend the game if you're a Wii / WiiWare user.
  5. 88
    Do you enjoy a good-looking game with simple controls and plenty of challenge? Then try LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, especially if part one captured your heart. Frontier is building on the formula and manage to get an exquisite result. I can't wait for part three and perhaps a full disc-based adventure.
  6. The only weakness is the imprecision implicit to the Wii Remote. The action is forgiving, but after a while having to repeatedly gesture to summon the proper wind power sorta blows.
  7. It’s a more enjoyable and slightly more challenging game than the first, and it’s perfectly suited to the system and to the typical Wii demographic.

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  1. Justin
    Oct 14, 2009
    10
    One of the best downloadable games on any service, not just WiiWare. Great controls, graphics, and gameplay. This game is fantastic and One of the best downloadable games on any service, not just WiiWare. Great controls, graphics, and gameplay. This game is fantastic and should be bought by anyone who owns a Wii. Download it ASAP, because you won't regret it! Expand
  2. TechnoHippy
    Oct 10, 2009
    10
    A great game that somehow manages to exceed the quality of the first one.
  3. Sep 2, 2010
    9
    This is easily one of the best WiiWare games available. It is completely fresh and original and the controls are so ingenious. The game isThis is easily one of the best WiiWare games available. It is completely fresh and original and the controls are so ingenious. The game is clever from start to finish and the puzzles are balanced perfectly between difficulty and fun. The game is of reasonable length for a WiiWare game too. Graphics are very clean and beautiful to look at. Expand

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#86 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009