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  • Summary: Balan Wonderworld is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around a mysterious musical theatre. The stars of the show will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from theBalan Wonderworld is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around a mysterious musical theatre. The stars of the show will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real world mix with the things that people hold dear. Twelve different tales await our stars in Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, using all the tricks and gimmicks hidden along the way, to get to the heart of each touching story. Expand
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  1. Apr 5, 2021
    70
    Balan Wonderworld, even with all of its surface-level faults, is a genuinely charming 3D platformer that is blissfully imaginative both in its artistic presentation and game design.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. Mar 31, 2021
    10
    If you are searching for a really cool platform game, This is the game that you should play.

    A great platform game, with an absolute
    If you are searching for a really cool platform game, This is the game that you should play.

    A great platform game, with an absolute awesome atmosphere.
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  2. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    Curious game and really different from the usual.
    Maybe a little woody, but at the same time fun and rich, especially when mastered.
    I
    Curious game and really different from the usual.
    Maybe a little woody, but at the same time fun and rich, especially when mastered.

    I really love it even for the magnificent OST
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  3. Mar 31, 2021
    10
    A really incredible and beautiful game.

    This game shine for his platform design and for the absolutely outstanding soundtrack.
    A really incredible and beautiful game.

    This game shine for his platform design and for the absolutely outstanding soundtrack.

    Absolutely a little Masterpiece
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  4. Mar 28, 2021
    10
    I've loved every single part of the game.
    An intriguing and exciting game to play.

    10/10 game
  5. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    The literally most funny game that I've ever seen.
    Highly reply levels added to a ingenious level design.
    The best combo
  6. Apr 5, 2021
    8
    Balan Wonderworld
    Really Fun, Really Underated
    Look, I of all people have the biggest chip on my shoulder when it comes to Balan, Square
    Balan Wonderworld
    Really Fun, Really Underated
    Look, I of all people have the biggest chip on my shoulder when it comes to Balan, Square Enix doesn’t love me and wont send me codes anymore… And even I am baffled at the low metacritic score and IGN calling this game bad… it isn’t.. not even close to a bad game… This is probably one of the weirdest games youll ever play, you chose your haracter in the start and youre basically on the journey to fix the hearts of numerous characters all with their own story of sadness… this ggame will remind you a lot of a Mario game… in each level there are golden statues for you to collect that are required to move onto the next section of the world like a star in a Mario game or any other collectathon.. so the challenge does not come in clearing levels, it comes in hunting these things down… which here lies my biggest issue with balan… its insistence to give you collectables that you cant even reach with that level’s characters… each level youll be finding keys and crystals with different chrcters that will give you new abilities, either an attack, or traversal ability for the majority of the time… some charcters not even being able to jump, so youll be essentially character deck building… you can even bring charactrs from other levels into the next levels.. and Balan runs with this in a really frustrating way… there are so many times youll see a statue out of reach because yo udont have the right character from either a previous section or a future section, an in a game all about collecting as many statues as you can to move on, this can be super annoying…. Back tracking and replaying aa few levels almost feels mandatory.. but I do appreciate the variety here.. each level for the most part felt unique to me and memorable.. . at the end of 2 acts in one chapter you will take on a boss, these bosses are all super easy to beat, but it int about beating them, its about finding 3 different ways to deal damage, as youre rewarded up to 3 statues in the end based on your fighting variety… I do feel as though Balan Wonderworld overstays its welcome, clocking in at about 11 hours… and I am annoyed how luck based certain statue erning activites feel… and the overall lenth of the game also makes balan wonderworld just feel overwhelming as again its about colleting, not completing.. you unlock a new set of levels and it isn’t like man I cant wait to see what they throw at me next.. its more so, great, to unlock the next section of the world I need to find 4 statyues in this many levels before it gets back to only finding 3… and it was a strss that proved to just be too much for me during the final stretch.. A game that started with fun, ended with anxiety and frustration….
    Overall though I guess Balan Wonderworld is a game youre either going to click with or not, I for one don’t understand why o many people think this is a bad game,
    I guess because a bit of the sonic team worked on it and this isn’t a sonic game?
    I don’t know, I enjoyed it.
    I give Balan Wonderworld
    a 7.5/10
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  7. Jun 13, 2021
    0
    horrible graphics, confusing story, music that is a straight-up rip off of Mario Odyssey, and 10/10 fake reviews, this game is a mess

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