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IGN reviews A Shadow's Tale - "one of the Wii's most beautiful and interesting games"

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A Shadow's Tale is one of the Wii's most beautiful and interesting games, both understated and deceptively deep. It never overuses one element or another, never dropping in a particular type of light or switch puzzle too often and changing things up just as you begin to suspect it's getting gimmicky. The core novelty of its gameplay never wears off, and the artistic direction is a constant source of pleasure

Read more: http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/112/1126687p2.html#ixzz11mF2zKhO

8.5
 

gamingeek

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Ranger X said:
Wait, this is releasing this month???
Europe gets it 15th of October - next Friday I think.

IGN:

"A Shadow's Tale is enchanting to look at. The trailer alone is enough to send you weak at the knees. Originally known as Lost in Shadow, it's out in Europe months before America, giving us a rare chance to gloat"
 

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Oooh. Another solid platformer for the Wii. This will go into my backlog of Wii games whenever it comes out :D

EDIT:

Release Date:
Australia: October 8, 2010


It's out already?!
 

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oh lost in shadow changed its name. i was wondering why i hadn't heard of the name in the op before. amazing to hear that it's out so soon over here, very pleasant surprise.
 

BGBW

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Living in the UK I just know this game will end up being super cheap later down the road. Also considering it is out in a week it is rather odd that The Hut has the release date completely wrong.
 

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Empty said:
oh lost in shadow changed its name. i was wondering why i hadn't heard of the name in the op before. amazing to hear that it's out so soon over here, very pleasant surprise.
still lost in shadow in NA.
 

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^^ It's a retail game. Probably wouldn't fit in the Wiiware file limit anyway (though we won't know for sure until someone gets the chance to rip it).

Edit: Beaten.
 

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Stumpokapow said:
still lost in shadow in NA.
what's with the name change for europe then? copywright issues? it seems weird to throw away much of the positive reaction to the game pre-release, even though exposure was mild, just for a name the european branch likes slightly more.
 

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A little tip for anyone in NA who wants to import this from Japan: The game has all the language files for every region already on the disc. Just have to force the language to your preferred language in whatever loader you use. So if you're a Wii homebrewer and can't wait for this, just know that you can have it in English right now.

Obligatory Play-Asia link: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-z3-49-en-70-3tux.html
 

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gamingeek said:
Europe gets it 15th of October - next Friday I think.

IGN:

"A Shadow's Tale is enchanting to look at. The trailer alone is enough to send you weak at the knees. Originally known as Lost in Shadow, it's out in Europe months before America, giving us a rare chance to gloat"
oha. time to save some cash then
 

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For all the times Lost in Shadow has changed its name I've had a hard time following it, but it's good to see that it's finally coming out. I was psyched when it was announced at E3 last year.
 

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Oooh, its actually good! Sweet, I always though it looked interesting, but I was worried they might bungle it. Definitely picking it up then.
 

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Excellent. Glad to hear it stays great and isn't just neat in the first couple hours that I have played. :D

Alternatively, this 1 calls it a 6/10 charming dinosaur that apes Ico (which, honestly, was my prediction for reviews).
God. It doesn't ape Ico even if it's reminiscent.

This is what the game's creator/director said when I asked about it in my Q&A. (Of course, I asked what he was going for with the style, not "why does this look like Ico.")

Osamu Tsuchihashi said:
I tried to recreate the light that occurs when the sunset light is right about to hit the park grounds. As I mentioned before, the concept of this game is taken from Shadow Tag, and I wanted to try to relay the feeling of playing in the horizontal sunlight as a child.

A similar case can be said for the enemies. The enemies that you encounter can be thought of as the chaser, who is "it." They can be terrifying, and some of them may even inspire that boogeyman feeling that we feared as children.
 

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Preordered this long ago on Amazon.
Liking the EU name way better.

Thought the import reviews were less than stellar?
 

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This is made by the same team that made the Kororinpa games, so of course it's going to turn out great. I'm importing the EU version so I don't have to wait until January to play it. Still might double dip on the US version to support the developers if I like it enough though.
 

Nemo

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Europe gets this way before America?

Yeah, gonna have to support this game. Plus it's 2D so that's always a winner

pje122 said:
Why so low?
gfx I think. Their criticism is they wish it was on an HD console
 

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Teetris said:
Europe gets this way before America?

Yeah, gonna have to support this game. Plus it's 2D so that's always a winner


gfx I think. Their criticism is they wish it was on an HD console
Lack of Mii integration also brought it down a few points.

EDIT - Wow, not being HD really was their criticism? :lol :lol :lol
 

Nemo

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nincompoop said:
Lack of Mii integration also brought it down a few points.

EDIT - Wow, not being HD really was their criticism? :lol :lol :lol
Which is funny cause of you know, the OP's title quote
 

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well at first i was excite than saw release date. I hope some one bumps this thread in December :lol Game looks terrific.
 

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EmmanuelMunoz said:
Is this seriously the NA box art???


I might just import because of how ugly that is when compared to this...
Oh Jesus Christ. That's awful. This reminds me of the Wizard of Oz RPG for DS box art debacle.

This game played fantastically at PAX. Why would they send it to die with that box art
 

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EmmanuelMunoz said:
Is this seriously the NA box art???


I might just import because of how ugly that is when compared to this...
It's pretty eerie how that mirrors:


vs
 

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Hmm coming next Friday. Could use some Wii games to keep me occupied before Kirby and Epic Mickey.
 

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Xav said:
2010 is a good year for Wii owners.
It actually really is.

I picked up the import version earlier, as it is completely in english. Awesome, awesome game. This is basically ICO on the Wii. Anyone who loves ICO should run out and pick this up on day one.