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2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 138 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 138
  2. Negative: 94 out of 138

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  1. JustinBlades
    May 15, 2008
    9
    A lot of fun to play. It's a bit short, but for $10 and with further chapters to come, it's a great value. The visuals are great and the gameplay refreshing. I'm not sure what beta version of the game GameSpot reviewed, but the one I played was worthy of a 9/10 rating.
  2. ClaudeRuff
    May 22, 2008
    9
    WiiWare is here and if LostWinds is a sign of things to come you can count me in. It is a side scrolling platformer at it's heart, with a unique controll scheme. The use of the wii remote and nunchuk are used to create a new vibe in an old genre, the nunchuk controls a young boy, the wii remote pointer is used to control a wind spirit. The duality of this system exceeds the some ofWiiWare is here and if LostWinds is a sign of things to come you can count me in. It is a side scrolling platformer at it's heart, with a unique controll scheme. The use of the wii remote and nunchuk are used to create a new vibe in an old genre, the nunchuk controls a young boy, the wii remote pointer is used to control a wind spirit. The duality of this system exceeds the some of it's parts as you explore the 3 to 4 hour adventure, leaving you wanting more and there will be more to this story. For the price of $10 or 1000 wii points, the entertainment value is very high. Developers should take note, players should pay to play as this is gifted game with a simple spirit, here's hoping it grows. Expand
  3. vibu
    May 17, 2008
    9
    great game and the best of the WiiWare games thus far. great pacing, mellow gameplay and good controls that show the potential of WiiWare. some tend to look at these games and judge them as full retail releases which is a disservice to games like Lost Winds. It's a 10 dollar adventure game with great art direction and production value that uses motion control well and anyone can enjoygreat game and the best of the WiiWare games thus far. great pacing, mellow gameplay and good controls that show the potential of WiiWare. some tend to look at these games and judge them as full retail releases which is a disservice to games like Lost Winds. It's a 10 dollar adventure game with great art direction and production value that uses motion control well and anyone can enjoy it. A bit short...yes, but it's a great way to debut the WiiWare service. Expand
  4. ErickYep
    May 12, 2008
    10
    This Game has interesting controls and brings something new to 2d platformers. Mixing Kirbies Canvas Curse type scribbling with wind based puzzle elements, makes this a killer game. It is sort of short, almost 3 to 4 hours to complete, but considering that for 10$ price and unique like approach on the Wii, it's all worth it.
  5. DrewG
    May 16, 2008
    9
    With graphics that look nicer and more polished than many disc-based Wii games, an ambiance like no other, fun control and puzzling mechanics, and great platforming elements, this game really is a must-buy for any Wii owner who's system is on the grid.

    The only problem is it's very short (three hours seems to be what everyone is saying, and that's about what I had, too).
    With graphics that look nicer and more polished than many disc-based Wii games, an ambiance like no other, fun control and puzzling mechanics, and great platforming elements, this game really is a must-buy for any Wii owner who's system is on the grid.

    The only problem is it's very short (three hours seems to be what everyone is saying, and that's about what I had, too). But for $10, it's a steal. Buy it!
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  6. tehub3rone
    May 16, 2008
    9
    THe question most ask: is it worth ten dollars? Yes. Absolutely yes. If you enjoy any sort of game with depth and beauty, buy this games. It oozes quality. This is one of the best games I have played on the Wii, even if it only last 3 or 4 hours. The time playing was great, and if split up, plays nicely. If you have the money, please support this developer and buy this game.
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 82
    Here's a game that proves with smart play mechanics and a beautiful visual style that developers can do so much with 43 megabytes, let alone the disc space available for full Wii games. The game's got a fresh gameplay hook, mostly tight controls, surprisingly clean and polished graphics and perfectly peaceful melodies.
  2. A stellar start to the WiiWare's catalog, LostWinds sports great production values, charming atmosphere and delivers a calm, relaxing experience that makes good use of the Wii remote's pointer controls.
  3. LostWinds is a great example of what can be achieved on WiiWare. By combining a few simple gesture-based controls within a tightly focused platform-puzzling framework, Frontier has created a mini-masterpiece at the first attempt.