A delightfully charming game with some irritating design flaws that prevent it from achieving excellence. While the characters are fun and their abilities are creative, the puzzles they’re used for lack the level of challenge that’s become expected from modern indie games, and the fast-travel system often forces you to spend lots of time backtracking. That said, there’s still a lot of fun to be had in this world, and the beautiful aesthetic and fantastic musical accompaniment will keep you entertained at even the most tedious moments.
World to the West is a charming adventure game with an interesting character swapping dynamic. The gentle pace of the adventuring and the environmental puzzles make this an easy game to like. Whilst not without some small niggles these are easy to look past and they aren’t game ruining.
World to the West is an enjoyable overhead adventure featuring a varied cast of characters that are great fun to play as. In the end, the inevitable frustration is alleviated by its lighthearted atmosphere and gentle pacing which results in a wholly worthwhile adventure.
World to the West is an adventure game is the same world of Teslagrad. Is does not come near the quality of that game though. It is best to look at Word to the West as a completely new game that is more similar to Zelda. World to the West is a decent game.
Minor niggles aside, I very much enjoyed exploring the World to the West and would certainly recommend it to others looking for an old-school Zelda-esque adventure to follow or distract from not having the sublime open world Breath of the Wild. It successfully captures the feel of a 16bit style adventure and combines this with charming characters and some great environmental ability-based puzzling.
Despite its ingenious puzzles, some good ideas and fun boss battles, World to the West fails in many aspects, such as story, exploration, and atmosphere. As if it wasn't enough, there are also some bugs, translation errors and unclear suggestions, which certainly do not help. However, it's still a title that fans of puzzle games and Teslagrad will probably enjoy.
SummaryA teleportation-mishap, a broken contract, a mysterious tree, and a foolhardy expedition set the stage for our four heroes. Follow Lumina, Teri, Knaus, and Clonington on a rip-roaring adventure full of twists and turns through the World to the West.