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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: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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. Sep 23, 2019
    90
    With its creatively whimsical yet sincere approach, entertaining mechanics, memorable story, likable characters and vibrant world, Wandersong proves to be one of the most memorable and endearing games to come out of an independent studio in recent times.
  4. Oct 24, 2018
    88
    I listened to Wandersong's soundtrack while writing this review, and I've been happily jiggling my leg throughout.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    One of the greatest games I've ever played - I'm aware it has flaws (I speedrun the game, i should know) but it still earns a 10/10 as anOne of the greatest games I've ever played - I'm aware it has flaws (I speedrun the game, i should know) but it still earns a 10/10 as an essential experience for anyone who's ever played... a game. Anyone who's ever played games. Yeah. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2020
    10
    This. Game.

    I have just recently finished Wandersong and I cannot get over how good of a game it is. The game takes place in 7 different
    This. Game.

    I have just recently finished Wandersong and I cannot get over how good of a game it is.
    The game takes place in 7 different acts, each in a different place with different characters. Every act is the perfect length, so you get a beautiful breath of fresh air every now and again. The characters are some of the best in any video game I've played, each filled to the brim with personality and backstory. It's just plain fun to run around and talk to people. The gameplay, art style and music is gorgeous. The singing mechanic is used in so many different ways, wether your luring birds or using it as a light, singing is marvelous. No spoilers, but I will tell you that the ending is incredibly satisfying. Deserves a sequel. 10/10
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  3. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    What can I say? I love everything about this game: story, characters, gameplay and soundtrack. It just feel, that creator of this game reallyWhat can I say? I love everything about this game: story, characters, gameplay and soundtrack. It just feel, that creator of this game really want just tell his personal story, and it feels on every way. Just a little masterpiece Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2020
    9
    Mi juego favorito de 2018, y uno de mis favoritos en general, al principio parece un juego simple y que solo tiene una buena banda sonora y aMi juego favorito de 2018, y uno de mis favoritos en general, al principio parece un juego simple y que solo tiene una buena banda sonora y a nivel artístico es vistoso y bonito (como muchos otros juegos indie hoy en día) sin realmente llegar a nada al final, pero conforme lo juegas te das cuenta de que además de lo ya mencionado antes cuenta con un gran elenco de personajes que te harán reír o llorar dependiendo de la situación y que siempre recordarás, sobretodo el personaje de Miriam que es realmente bueno, y al menos en lo personal me encanto. Es muy interesante también el como este juego representa lo que verdaderamente es ser un héroe y el como la violencia es innecesaria para lograr tus metas. La mecánica de cantar puede parecer simple en un inicio, pero realmente adquiere complejidad al usarla en un montón de puzzles muy originales o diferentes situaciones.
    Si tengo que poner alguna queja al juego sería la duración, aunque intenta variar en cuanto a mecánicas y los temas que trata, en algunas ocasiones peca de ser demasiado pesado. En conclusión es un juego realmente bueno, que te tocara tanto sentimental como emocionalmente y que no tiene nada que envidiar a otros títulos más conocidos y parecidos.
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  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. May 23, 2020
    8
    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
  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

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