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  • Summary: Legend has it that Reeva, god of Destiny, holds sway over the past, present, and future. Said to dwell in the mysterious Tower of Fortune, Reeva decides the fates of all mankind with a trio of magic dice. Lead Shiren The Wanderer and his sidekick Koppa in their quest to conquer the Tower ofLegend has it that Reeva, god of Destiny, holds sway over the past, present, and future. Said to dwell in the mysterious Tower of Fortune, Reeva decides the fates of all mankind with a trio of magic dice. Lead Shiren The Wanderer and his sidekick Koppa in their quest to conquer the Tower of Fortune. [Playstation.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 27, 2016
    100
    This may be an entry in a highly specialized and generally unfriendly genre, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better example of the type. Heartless, demanding, infuriating, yet seemingly boundless in the depth of its content and mechanics, the latest Shiren the Wanderer adventure wraps taxing game design in just-one-more replay appeal. Think of it as the Wolverine of console roguelikes: It's the best there is at what it does, and what it does isn't very nice.
  2. Sep 9, 2016
    85
    When taken as a whole, Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower Of Fortune And The Dice Of Fate delivers a carefully crafted, carefully considered experience that captures the best of what makes a good roguelike, while also mitigating the pain points that give the genre its hardcore reputation.
  3. Sep 28, 2016
    83
    You'll get the most out of it, of course, if you're the type who likes tough dungeon crawlers with a retro feel, but even if you're only mildly interested in the genre, this game has enough to get you hooked.
  4. 80
    Been yearning for something a little more challenging and unforgiving than usual? Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate might just satisfy your craving.
  5. Aug 8, 2016
    80
    The Vita version of this episode of the Mystery Dungeon Saga is a satisfying and demanding roguelike, in which the sense of progression is much noticeable than many similar dungeon crawlers. Recommended even for the ones that never got a chance to try a similar game.
  6. Oct 3, 2016
    70
    A fun and entertaining roguelike with a few troublesome stumbles along the way. Fans of 16-bit style adventures will certainly enjoy its audio and visual style, and a number of post-game dungeons and challenges will keep players entertained for a long time beyond the game's initial running time.
  7. Aug 9, 2016
    50
    If you love grinding for hours in dungeon crawlers after doing a three-hour long tutorial, this is the game for you.

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  1. Oct 2, 2016
    10
    Beautifully refined is what Shiren 5 is. Well-balanced, well-made, wrapped up in an attractively quaint package. All the years of making theBeautifully refined is what Shiren 5 is. Well-balanced, well-made, wrapped up in an attractively quaint package. All the years of making the Mystery Dungeon series into the best of what it can be shows in this game. Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2016
    9
    Great game with beautiful graphics and great music. I recommend this game everyone who likes classic retro games. Brings the memories of 16Great game with beautiful graphics and great music. I recommend this game everyone who likes classic retro games. Brings the memories of 16 bit era !!!!!! :) Expand