Pandora's Tower Wii

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 99
  2. Negative: 9 out of 99
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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. Apr 19, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers. So here we finally have Pandora's tower in America. I had previously purchased the game for some $65, and it was the collector's edition with the steel-book and the art book, along with the cool box it came in. I beat the game 100% shortly before Xseed announced they were porting the game. I didn't know it would be coming to American shores. Well, now that it's here, I might as well review the game.
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    Pandora's tower is an action RPG game in the vein of Zelda, Castlevania, and games of that like. It involves the growing relationship of the two main characters, Aeron and Elena, as Aeron fights for "beast flesh" that will keep Elena in her human form. The game largely focuses on Elena and Aeron's relationships, especially in the fact that you get different endings based on how close you are to Elena. The graphics of the game are a bit dated, but none the less look good on the wii. They remind me of twilight princess, except a bit sharper, but with lower frame rate. The level design of the game is very good, and the dungeons can be very enjoyable when you factor in the different collectables and monsters you get to fight. However, you'll meet some repetition when you go over the second wave of dungeons, from the over all aesthetics, to the monsters you encounter. Speaking of monsters, the combat in the game is reminiscent of Zelda, kingdom hearts, and other similar button mashers. You've a choice of some 4 weapons, if my memory serves me right, and they all offer unique advantages on combat, so you'll be swapping out weapons for certain situations. The player is given a magical chain that can be used for typical swinging and pulling puzzles, and also for ripping items/flesh out of monsters (can be pretty fun too ^_^). At the end of each dungeon is a tower master that you need to defeat in order to acquire it's flesh and further destroy Elena's curse. The boss battles are all unique, beautiful, and overall well designed. The music isn't extremely memorable, but it's done very well and the fits the atmosphere of the game. I urge you, if you're a wii owner and need some hardcore games to add to your collection, you'll be doing yourself a disservice by not owning this late-era wii game.
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#1 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2013
#1 Most Shared Wii Game of 2013
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.