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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 82
  2. Negative: 8 out of 82

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  1. Jun 29, 2012
    6
    Aaah, Pandoras Tower. Finally I thought, one of the few games that wasn't a first person shooter.As I walked into the shop and bought the game my brain went all fuzzy as I brushed the lower part of my torso, I had a warm feeling inside me as I inserted the game into my console and started the game.My brother then proceeded to shout "Alien Paedophiles" as he watched Cowboys and Aliens. IAaah, Pandoras Tower. Finally I thought, one of the few games that wasn't a first person shooter.As I walked into the shop and bought the game my brain went all fuzzy as I brushed the lower part of my torso, I had a warm feeling inside me as I inserted the game into my console and started the game.My brother then proceeded to shout "Alien Paedophiles" as he watched Cowboys and Aliens. I told him to shut up and started my intense journey through Pandoras tower. When I finished the game I went and watched Cowboys and Aliens. I then watched some porn and felt that this was a slightly more satisfying experience than Pandoras Tower. The game just doesn't have enough to make me feel like I truly invested my valuable time in to. If only they had spent a little more time on this. But if you like JRPGS then you may want to pick up this game amid a market of similar games Expand
  2. May 6, 2012
    5
    I was quite disappointed in the game, I mean, the tralier was pretty cool, but all the game really is that of a crappy version of Zelda with some rpg elements, its not that bad, but its not great.
  3. Jun 21, 2012
    0
    This game is quite ambitious which I think is what will draw you in and allow you to forgive some of the shortcomings. As a Wii title, it stands out as impressive use of almost every function of the controllers without going into useless, annoying "waggle to win" systems. In a lot of ways the mood, art, and gameplay reminds me a lot of Vagrant Story meets Metroid with an Original XThis game is quite ambitious which I think is what will draw you in and allow you to forgive some of the shortcomings. As a Wii title, it stands out as impressive use of almost every function of the controllers without going into useless, annoying "waggle to win" systems. In a lot of ways the mood, art, and gameplay reminds me a lot of Vagrant Story meets Metroid with an Original X concept in there. Game looks beautiful. It's a little cut-scene heavy for my tastes, but they still manage to hold your interest and sorta flesh out this story that is just bananas ambiguity in the first 10 minutes. It's an enjoyable game, with a high concept design scope. I look forward to a pandora's tower 2 or 3 which can maybe streamline some of the world camera work, the control scheme, and a little less watch the story and rather we can PLAY the story. This game really pushes the Wii on every level from gameplay concept, to art design, efficiency and breadth of controller input making ACTUAL use of the nunchuk-wiimote potential in a sensible manner, graphical prowess of the Wii, story-telling. This is one of the few games that ALMOST fully realized the potential of the Wii with minor stumbles. If you own a Wii, you need to play this game. Collapse
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. May 17, 2013
    55
    Pandora's Tower is loaded with interesting concepts, but it fails to pull them through an entire playthrough in a sustainable, engaging way.
  2. May 15, 2013
    70
    Pandora's Tower is an enjoyable RPG, and if the Affinity thing wasn't involved, I'd easily put this up to the ranks of four stars and beyond. There's a lot of exploring to do, puzzles to solve, and great action that requires serious thinking. The gameplay as well as the presentation are top-shelf. If you can put up with Elena, in either form, you'll find this to be a great action adventure title.
  3. May 13, 2013
    80
    Much like Elena in the throes of disfiguration, Pandora's Tower is imperfect, but begging to be loved.