Friday, March 30, 2012

Pandora's Tower (Wii) New Trailer

Pandora's Tower is coming soon to PAL territories. It is the third of the trilogy of Operation Rainfall games that North America has been clamoring for. I think this one lacks the polish of the previous two titles, Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story. Decide for yourself with this new trailer.


Chalgyr said...

Hey there, Phil. I'm curious, but what are your thoughts on this? I've always gotten the impression that this was sort of the third wheel of the three Operation Rainfall games, lagging behind The Last STory and Xenoblade Chronicles in both critical acclaim and sales.

Unknown said...

Just from seeing gameplay (I don't really care if it comes Stateside or not), it looks like the redheaded stepchild of the three in polish, gameplay, and visuals.

Matt Sainsbury said...

I've played through the game in Japanese and it's utterly terrible.

It's like Nintendo took a look at God of War, the new Castlevania, Darksiders and other similar games and said "crap this style of game is popular, let's get someone to make a version of it for us."

And of course the end result is a game which is a complete rip-off and lacks the style and precision that made God of War and clones fun.

I wasn't really sold on any of the Operation Rainfall games, largely because I have a big library of PS3 JRPGs that I have preferred, but with Xenoblades and (to a lesser extent) The Last Story, I could see why those who prefer to play games on Wii would enjoy them, as the Wii hasn't really been blessed with many good examples of the JRPG genre.

I don't think more than a handful will enjoy Pandora. And that handful would surely not even own an Xbox or PS3 and would likely not know there that Pandora is simply an inferior copy to better games.