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  • Summary: WILL: A Wonderful World is a narrative game with a twist, packed with unique puzzles and an incredible cast. There was an urban legend. Write your troubles down on a note. Hold it in your hand at midnight and pray. “God, please help me…” Then God will hear your plea and change your fate. AWILL: A Wonderful World is a narrative game with a twist, packed with unique puzzles and an incredible cast. There was an urban legend. Write your troubles down on a note. Hold it in your hand at midnight and pray. “God, please help me…” Then God will hear your plea and change your fate. A young girl wakes up, groggy and in an unknown room. A talking dog appears before her and she becomes startled by his revelation: They are gods and it is their duty to change the fate of any humans that ask for their help. Letters appear in the mail and with pen in hand she begins her job. Dive deep into the story and learn about those that seek out your help but, remember, changing someone’s fate will affect others. Experience each story, edit letters and solve puzzles; perhaps the young girl’s memory will return, but what will she learn about herself and her mission? Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 30, 2018
    80
    The system of letters changing the outcome of the story is innovative and could have gone into video game history, if only the idea had been fleshed out a bit more.
  2. Apr 10, 2020
    75
    WILL: A Wonderful World is a game that stands out for its story, the complexity of its plots and how they unfold. It is a great title at the narrative level, although some more playable mechanics are missing.
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    70
    WILL: A Wonderful World is a solid addition to the Switch’s undersupplied library of visual novels. The core text moving mechanic is surprisingly engaging, but the consistent focus on some of humanities worst aspects gets a bit much after a while.
  4. 65
    WILL: A Wonderful World has some effective, albeit dark, storytelling and a neat hook, but the gameplay is severely lacking. It also randomly crashed on more than one occasion, but fortunately there is frequent auto-saving. I did enjoy how the stories intertwined with one another, but there were also times when I wouldn’t get a letter from one character for hours and it would be hard to pick up where his or her story left off. Before picking this one up, be aware that it’s essentially a novel with multiple characters and various endings to discover to move the overall story forward. I’m thinking to myself: it is a wonderful world, but not necessarily a wonderful game.
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  1. May 17, 2019
    I was ultimately left feeling like I was in the writers’ heads instead of their story, and the game overall felt self-serving as a result. But like my favorite reality TV shows, I kept coming back anyway.
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  1. May 10, 2022
    10
    Es una buena visual novel y encima traducida al castellano, asi que darle una oportunidad.
  2. Nov 14, 2019
    9
    I picked this game up as a whim simply because of the box art. I had never heard of it, nor knew of its existence until I saw it at my localI picked this game up as a whim simply because of the box art. I had never heard of it, nor knew of its existence until I saw it at my local game store. I knew nothing going in and I'm glad that I didn't. Unlike most games I play, I know something about them before playing and in some ways that shapes how I feel. Characters, plot, design. Something. That isn't the case with WILL. From the start I was drawn in by the letters written to the amnesiac God and her dog. So many people, each unique and inspiring. Sometimes they were silly requests that you'd say "really? You're asking for help for this?" But then things can take a dark and dangerous turn and you suddenly realize that asking God is the only real solution. The God herself is re-learning what she apparently forgot how to do, but the more you play, you start to get suspicious and wonder if her amnesia really was an accident or if there was more to it. Or maybe you're just looking for clues that don't really exist because you're so engrossed into the role of helping the humans! I found myself laughing, being excited, and drawn in. While other times I was shocked, felt and sympathized with the things the characters were feeling. To say "emotional roller coaster" is an understatement. There are points where the story is not for the faint hearted. The descriptions, while not extremely vivid, do give enough of a mental picture to understand and piece together exactly what is going on in a scenario. Death, abuse, even something that is considered taboo. But aren't all the best stories routed in the "life isn't perfect" fashion? In my opinion, if you enjoy reading and drama and soap operas, you should give this game a shot. While it isn't perfect and can sometimes be extremely convoluted, it's still worth it to read and experience. I have never played a game like this and now that I have, I hope to find more and give them a try too. Expand