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  • Summary: In Windscape you play as a young girl living on your parents farm, set in a lovely world made up of floating islands in the sky. As you discover the world you learn that something has gone terribly wrong - islands are breaking apart and falling from the sky!
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  1. Mar 28, 2019
    60
    Despite its failure to create an identity for itself, Windscape is still a charming and fun little throwback game that's at least worth a trek through its colorful and danger-filled world. Witte's love for retro adventure RPGs fuels the title and his love for those games is apparent throughout. It's just a shame that Windscape leaned so hard into nostalgia instead of taking some risks and expanding on its intriguing sandbox setting.
  2. Apr 1, 2019
    60
    Even though it is not as polished and original as some of its rivals, Windscape has a certain charm that is impossible to ignore. That said, it’s a bit of a slow burner, which may put some off, but should you get through those opening stages will find a a solid adventure game in its own right.
  3. May 2, 2019
    53
    Windscape was an odd experience for me. While I enjoyed the Skyrim-like feel to many of the mechanics, it simply felt like a poor man’s Skyrim for the whole adventure. There’s nothing inherently wrong or poor with Windscape at all, it simply didn’t do anything to impress me and I never really got that sense of vast accomplishment, even when completing a dungeon and defeating its boss. Windscape is completely average, which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s tough to keep your attention in the long term.
  4. Mar 27, 2019
    40
    Even as a big fan of open world adventures, I simply could not find any real enjoyment to be had here. There’s nothing particularly wrong with a simpler approach to this style of game, but due to the sheer lack of active engagement with its world and its systems, I daresay that even dedicated players will grow tired of Windscape long before the quest is over.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 22, 2019
    40
    A mildly entertaining RPG full of technical issues and simplistic combat. [Issue#177, p.88]
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  1. Mar 27, 2019
    7
    Windscape does a great job of easing you into the quest at hand, (almost starts to slow) in the vain of the Zelda franchise. I never foundWindscape does a great job of easing you into the quest at hand, (almost starts to slow) in the vain of the Zelda franchise. I never found myself getting bored or frustrated and though the action begins slow I found myself engulfed by the game in a matter of an hours time. Windscape features a style of gameplay that will no doubt be noticed by Zelda fans around the world. It is however not the perfect experience as I did find myself stuck in the environment or a little clumsy several times while engaged in battle. I was captivated by the beautiful presentation and the simple yet compelling visual and sound design were near perfect. I truly enjoyed the story and became even more attached to the characters as the story evolved. The gameplay is a typical action adventure game with crafting elements thrown in along the way. The combat is hindered by the lack of feeling "in control" of the character and your weapons at all times and that is my only real complaint with the game. The controls were functional but a tightening of the combat elements and removal of a couple times becoming stuck in the environment while exploring I would have ranked the game higher on the point scale. Despite this though I never seemed to get frustrated and the game made me want to keep playing and enter the next chapter of the saga. Windscape isn’t the best action adventure game I’ve ever played, but it’s far from the worst. In my 1st sitting with the game I planned a 2 hour sit down which turned into 6 hours and finished the game in a total of 3 sittings which means I wanted to play it and never felt like a chore as I was always looking forward to what was next and finding the resources to craft my next weapon or armor. I definitely recommend Windscape if you are a fan of the Zelda formula, there's much enjoyment to be had here and my complaints at the end of the day didn't keep me from enjoying the end experience. In the end there's much more right here than wrong, and I recommend you add this one to your gaming library. Expand