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  • Summary: A musical adventure where you use singing to save the world! Play as a silly bard who embarks on a globe-trotting journey to learn about the mysterious Earthsong, said to prevent the universe’s imminent end. It's up to you to sing your songs, unlock the world's secrets and make new friends!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 27, 2018
    90
    From its grin-inducing highs to its tear-jerking lows, Wandersong is a magical and captivating game. It’s undoubtedly one of the best indie games out in 2018.
  2. Oct 3, 2018
    90
    Wandersong teaches us that everybody can be a hero.
  3. Oct 24, 2018
    88
    I listened to Wandersong's soundtrack while writing this review, and I've been happily jiggling my leg throughout.
  4. Oct 22, 2018
    85
    Wandersong proves there are still many things no one has done in a video game before. Gameplay and story-wise is great, and even though the controls still need some tweaking, it’s a game you should try if you’re looking for something original.
  5. Oct 4, 2018
    78
    I have absolutely no complaints about the story: I only wish the gameplay always kept up with it. Frustrating moments often surfaced at bad times due to poor controls which made actually playing the game less of a fun experience, and I’d love to give this game a go on the Switch, where the singing goes smoother. Wandersong also feels a little long, not because the story gets boring, but because the puzzles can get a bit repetitive. However, the strength of Wandersong is such that these complaints feel pale in the face of the kind of relentless optimism that the bard has in spades.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Generous checkpoints and quick restarts just about cover for awkward platforming sequences. [December 2018, p.114]
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  1. Share this game with other people, if you can. Play together on a couch, passing a controller around and commenting on the story together. Wear your fluffiest pyjamas and make chamomile tea. Bring tissues as well. I hope you’re comfortable with crying in front of others, because you will shed a tear or two. I bawled at least four times. Five, if you count the trailer. But by the end, I wasn’t sad. I was just glad this game existed. [RPS Bestest Best]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jan 16, 2019
    10
    This game is absolutely precious. The story is sweet, every character is absolutely lovable, and the art style complements it perfectly. ThereThis game is absolutely precious. The story is sweet, every character is absolutely lovable, and the art style complements it perfectly. There wasn't a single moment of the game that didn't have some sort of impact on me. Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2019
    10
    This game...holy crap.

    I-I just can't describe how **** great this game is. The game made me smile for miles and almost made me cry, The
    This game...holy crap.

    I-I just can't describe how **** great this game is.

    The game made me smile for miles and almost made me cry, The singing mechanic was executed so perfectly that it just feels like second nature. And the art style and music, don't get me started on them, they are like the best cake that's been kissed on the cheek by God himself.

    TL;DR: This game is **** great.
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  3. Jun 11, 2019
    9
    Merry, cute, charming, colorful, fun, breezy, feel-good thing. The mechanic of swirling the joystick around to create mouth noises is fun toMerry, cute, charming, colorful, fun, breezy, feel-good thing. The mechanic of swirling the joystick around to create mouth noises is fun to play around with as you dance around through the colorful environments with your dopey bard who stumbles upon various distinct personalities brought to life through nifty writing, splendid hi-tech fontwork and whatnot. Expand
  4. Sep 29, 2018
    9
    Absolutely perfect.

    There's however one thing that bothers me in this game and it's how the screen shakes constantly.
  5. Apr 1, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The art style and music are really great. I absolutely adore its use of colours. However, the controls need tweaking. Although the game is best played with a controller, it is very easy to hit the wrong song notes with the analog stick. The puzzles are a bit repetitive at times, but it's not a big problem.

    The story is good, but a bit too short in my opinion, and I didn't like the ending as it was too abrupt. And the one thing that really bugged me was the treatment of Audrey. I think she is a very great complex character and I kind of agreed with her views too - if Eya asked her to kill all the Overseers and end the world and she followed Eya's words then why is she the "wrong" one and not Eya? Audrey is not worthy to be the "hero" but her viewpoints should be acknowledged and she did not deserve to be forgotten in the ending.

    And a rant about Eya. I can't stand her... She manipulated both the Bard and Audrey and didn't care about the Bard's feeling at all. When she was found to be working with Audrey she stopped to appear before the bard for a long time.. And when Audrey ditched her, she came to the Bard and said "I'm on your team now" I was like wow, how about no?
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  6. Jun 28, 2019
    6
    Lemme start off by saying, i love what the developers were trying with this game and can really appreciate their effort, i cant say its a badLemme start off by saying, i love what the developers were trying with this game and can really appreciate their effort, i cant say its a bad game but its not necessarily good either, its just a bit in between, with more of a budget and more polish with more animations i think i could give it a 7 but as it stands its more like a ported mobile game or a cheap unity title, for its retail price i cant recommend but i can appreciate the idea and the clear love put into this game so i hope to see more from this small team in the future Expand
  7. May 19, 2019
    1
    Bland and simplistic game that doesn't even maintain a coherent storyline. It tries to have that great "innocent" Nintendo vibe but fallsBland and simplistic game that doesn't even maintain a coherent storyline. It tries to have that great "innocent" Nintendo vibe but falls short and let the biased idological views of the game writer of the game out at times. Not worth the money. Expand