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  • Summary: A team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders! This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create a variety of forms. Whether it be a giant fist or a sharp blade, they'll use their wits and power toA team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders! This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create a variety of forms. Whether it be a giant fist or a sharp blade, they'll use their wits and power to overcome the enemy's pitfalls and perils! And the final member of this team of courageous heroes... is you.

    Features:

    * Over 100 unique and dazzling heroes, each with their own backstories and emblems!

    * Change weapons in a flash with the 'Unite Morph' system! Draw shapes to switch between swords, whips, hammers, and more to battle with strategy and flair!

    * Unite Morphs can be more than just weapons! Build hang gliders and bridges to cross chasms, and bounce and blast your way to great heights! Use your smarts as well as your strength to solve puzzles and persevere!

    * Don't forget - a hero's true calling is protection! Rescue the citizens you come across and your bravery will inspire them to UNITE UP! For a limited time, of course.

    * Your missions will take around the world! Through cities, across the ocean floor, deep in the jungle, and to a host of exciting locations!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 8, 2020
    90
    The Wonderful 101 isn't just a unique spin on the action genre, it’s a title that oozes with enthusiasm in a way that very few games do, and although the remaster doesn’t do quite enough to alleviate the daunting learning curve, it’s one that action fans have no excuse to skip.
  2. Aug 10, 2020
    81
    The Wonderful 101: Remastered is indeed wonderful with its action-packed campaign and highly enjoyable gameplay. As if that's not enough, there's an underlying message that I'm sure we could all use right now.
  3. May 13, 2020
    80
    The Wonderful 101 deserves this new Remastered lease on life after the way it was treated on the Wii U.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 26, 2020
    80
    Still one of the most unique character action games we’ve played, combined with a heartwarming story and retro-futuristic setting that is just pure feel-good. Simply… wonderful. [Issue#177, p.150]
  5. Jun 5, 2020
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. May 28, 2020
    70
    The Wonderful 101 Remastered is a game that definitely has style, personality, and attitude. However, during the process of leaving the WiiU behind, it has lost some of its charm. This is a remastering work that feels right, but it's also awkward sometimes due to how it solves some Wii U's features such as dual-screen mechanics.
  7. Aug 9, 2020
    40
    I’m sure those who loved The Wonderful 101 the first time around will get a kick out of playing this game again on modern day consoles with nicer visuals. For those that hadn’t experienced it before though, this remaster feels like an artifact from a bygone age that couldn’t adapt to a new set of input’s without the Wii U controller. The combat and concept are still sound 7 years on. Everything else needed to be reworked or tweaked further.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 6, 2020
    10
    If you're an idiot who wants their games to be played for them then this isn't for you. But make no mistake about it, this is one of PlatinumIf you're an idiot who wants their games to be played for them then this isn't for you. But make no mistake about it, this is one of Platinum Game's best works. A heart pounding, heroic adventure coupled with a godlike soundtrack and a sublime combat system that you can really sink your teeth into. The game oozes passion and it's a damn shame that such passion has went unrewarded in reviews and sales. In an era of derivative 3rd person action-adventure games with shallow gameplay and dozens of forced walking sections and cutscenes, this remaster is a breath of fresh air and a reminder of what makes this medium so great. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2020
    10
    The Wonderful 101 is a masterpiece, with hours of pure action, challenge, fun and madness. The whole adventure is full of charm, detail and anThe Wonderful 101 is a masterpiece, with hours of pure action, challenge, fun and madness. The whole adventure is full of charm, detail and an incredible game feel.

    The game's main mechanics are incedibly original and really, really fun, easy to learn but hard to master.

    The levels are impressive, with a huge amount of different enemies to fight, each of them being it's own unique concept with it's own moveset and moves (some of them can do a LOT of attacks!).
    And the boss fights... are just incredible. Every single boss fight from this game is full of crazy action and over the top epicness, with unpredictable bosses that can use different attacks every time you play the battle.

    The Wonderful 101 gets better and better as long as you progress, with an excellent character development, orchestrated soundtrack, non-stoping action and a sense of epicness that you can't see in almost any game.

    And the hard mode? You'll love it.
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  3. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    One of the deepest combat systems in any arcade style action game ever made! The story and characters are likable and the set pieces areOne of the deepest combat systems in any arcade style action game ever made! The story and characters are likable and the set pieces are completely bonkers. It really is wonderful! Expand
  4. May 26, 2020
    9
    This game's camera is fixed which makes me feel inconvenient, but it is better than astral chain.Playing the astral chain can make me feelThis game's camera is fixed which makes me feel inconvenient, but it is better than astral chain.Playing the astral chain can make me feel dizzy and nauseated, just like seasickness or motion sickness.

    Its comprehensive quality is higher than astral chain and even more reasonable core system design than bayonetta 2. It's just harder to handle.

    Perhaps gamespot would only appreciate a platinum game like bayonetta 2, which is all about making concessions to newbies. But no matter how many points are deducted from this game, it is impossible to get only 40. Although the game has bugs and is not very novice friendly, it's still a rare good game.

    I played this game seriously again on the PS4. I hope all the developers are brave enough to continue to develop excellent games that adhere to themselves in the future.
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  5. May 29, 2020
    9
    60fps for the most part on ps4 with 1080p. It's definitely just a port but the game is fantastic. If you never owned a wii u and like games by60fps for the most part on ps4 with 1080p. It's definitely just a port but the game is fantastic. If you never owned a wii u and like games by Kamiya... this is him on overdrive. Give it a shot. Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2020
    9
    A masterpiece with a brilliant ending. The game has troubles with puzzles being hard to understand and possibly requiring a walkthrough. IA masterpiece with a brilliant ending. The game has troubles with puzzles being hard to understand and possibly requiring a walkthrough. I used Youtube several times to progress. But the action is top-of-the-class. One of the most epic endings I've played. If you're into PlatinumGames or Japanese action games in general, this is a must-play. Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2020
    6
    The Wonderful 101 is a fun and vibrant game that overstays its welcome. Its a game that really should've been 6-7 hours shorter than it was.The Wonderful 101 is a fun and vibrant game that overstays its welcome. Its a game that really should've been 6-7 hours shorter than it was. This game is also far too lenient. Death basically means nothing in this game. If you die mid way in a boss battle, you respawn with full health but the boss's health is whereever it was when you last died. Seeing this basically gave me so sense of urgency the entire game. And since this game was far too long I just got really tired of it. The game can also be very inconsistent when it comes to weapon switching since you have to draw everything out. This games ending was amazing though. Expand

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