If you’re after a unique experience, Wandersong completely has you covered. The singing mechanic works perfectly, and while it may feel a bit too easy at times, the combination of the visuals, writing, and various gameplay objectives across a generous seven-act structure make for an incredibly compelling platforming experience that you’d do well to check out.
This, this game, is my favorite switch game of all time. I love this games writing, humor, art style, soundtrack, everything. This game is one of the most, if not, the most charming game I've ever played and I'm glad that it was my 99th game on my video game shelf.
I think this game is incredible. The dialogue is funny and well written. The characters are unique and interesting, and the story is very cool, with many twists as you go along. The gameplay is really fun and had me engaged the entire time. The puzzles are all very fun to go through and solve. I think this game is definitely a must-play.
Wandersong is the most emotionally satisfying game I've played in 2018. It's a rollercoaster ride through the spectrum of feelings, all wrapped up in a lovingly crafted construction paper world. I didn't even know this game existed a month ago. Now, it's one I'll never forget.
Wandersong is by no means perfect, but it is very different. Charm oozes out of every note and motion you make. Despite the technical glitches it is consistently winning and moving, with a lack of aggression and a genuine optimism that beams through like nothing else. It really will bring a smile to your face.
If there’s one thing that could have taken this from alright to great, the game could have treated its mechanic as an actual puzzle instead of a gimmick. More Zelda-style instrument playing than Moonwalker-inspired song and dance.
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 an essential experience for anyone who's ever played... a game. Anyone who's ever played games. Yeah.
An ever optimistic bard, meets a messenger of the goddess Eya in a dream. She tells him that, whilst he’s not the hero of the story, he may be able to save the World by learning the "Earthsong". The next morning he sets out on his journey…
The gameplay of Wandersong is primarily built around the use of wheel, controlled using the right analogue stick, that allows the player to sing one of eight colour coded musical notes. Using this players will complete relatively simple puzzles and rhythm action mini-games and traverse platforms, which only prove tricky on occasions thanks to the imprecise controls. In all honesty, the gameplay lacks any real challenge, and as a result it isn’t particularly fun.
Fortunately, with a great cast of characters and sense of humour, the game does however have charm in spades and the conversations and crazy plot are without doubt the strongest elements of the game. Quite often I found myself just wanting some sections to end so that I see more of these interaction, and trimming a few hours off the 10-12 hour running time would have been of benefit to the pacing in my opinion.
With more involved gameplay this could have been a classic, but as it is it’s not a title I could unequivocally recommend.
Wandersong definitely has a lot of things going for it. The visuals are stylistic, the story is great, and the game play is built on an interesting premise. Singing has a lot of interesting applications and is your main way of interacting with the world. Is there a wall too tall to scale? That's ok! Just sing to a bird to get an extra boost next time you jump. What if you're meet face to face with a vengeful spirit? No problem! Sing it a song in order to calm it down. The only real problem with this mechanic is the repetition. Many of the gimmicks that utilize singing just boil down to guiding where something goes with the control stick. Another, more pronounced issue is the controls. They're... ok, but there are definitely moments where they feel kinda janky, but even if the moments of janky cause you to mess up it's not going to set you back much because of another, more personal issue I have. The game is really REALLY easy, in every aspect. There's like 3 challenging puzzles and 2 challenging platforming sections. It's not like the easy platforming and puzzles are boring, but the low difficulty means you kinda just breeze through the game. Where Wandersong shines is when ever you're told to explore a town in order to progress. These towns are often filled with fun characters and make you explore every inch to find what you need. Luckily, these sections are very common, even taking up an entire chapter (easily my favorite by the way).
Wow uhhhh didn't expect to have that much negative to say. Anyway, the story is pretty good. It's kinda like Super Paper Mario except good. The game looks great, with really pretty colors (animations could be better though).
I have no idea why this game is getting good reviews. I’m usually one defending games that are mediocre because there’s usually a redeeming quality or maybe people just didn’t give them a chance. Well I heard awesome things about wandersong...I was going to just buy it in the switch for one of my long trips but just held off and boy am I glad..this game **** and I hate to say that. I’m really glad Microsoft put it on game pass because they saved me some coin. All you do us go around with a radial bar around you that if you press it in a certain direction the bard sings a note. So the story basically is about saving the planet and only you can sing to maybe stop the catastrophe...I played the first 3 chapters and kept wondering if the game is going to get better..where’s all this awesomeness and mind blowing experience I’ve been hearing about. I went from boring dialog to solving parts dance dance revolution style by pushing my analog stick to match what the enemies or puzzles wanted..snooze fest...maybe I’m just not deep like the neckbeards out there and only games like these make sense to them because did you ever talk to those lads with fedoras...they just go in just as **** yeah..this game gets the masterful 1 out of 10..thanks game pass for saving he money...I just didn’t get this game at all. What’s so good about it
SummaryA 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!