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- Gorgeous visuals and full voice-overs bring to life the somber story of a cursed maiden in a mythical land and a former soldier's desperate attempt to save her
- The Magical Oraclos Chain is the main weapon that is also used to trigger devices to solve puzzles; bladed weapons are also critical during the fast and furious real-time battles across the Thirteen Towers
- Elena's physical appearance becomes more grotesque the longer it takes to overcome each tower, and Aeron's interactions with her determine the strength of their overall relationship, affecting which of the multiple endings is earned
- Materials obtained within the Thirteen Towers can be used to enhance weapons or fused together to create new items, which can be given to Elena as gifts to increase your affinity or be used by Aeron himself to assist him on his continuing quest
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Top Customer Reviews
Pandora's Tower is one of the most enjoyable games that I've played in years! And even though it doesn't quite match up to all of these games, it reminds me of a unique blend of Neir, Shadow of the Colossus, and Castlevania SOTN, all of which have been excellent games that I found to be a blast to play. Even though I already own the import, I've also purchased XSEED's US release as well, to support them for giving fans what they've been asking for.
This game is a highly story-driven and emotional epic that will grip you for 20-30 hours. You really feel a sense of urgency and concern for the fate of the characters. Tidbits about the back story are uncovered throughout letters and diaries that are discovered throughout the towers, slowly providing insight as to the cause of Elena's ill fate. The overall tone of the game is bleak and depressing, yet hopeful. Certain moments in the story really do a fantastic job of portraying this, and really attaches you to the characters and their situation.
I found the gameplay mechanics to be fun and worked well. It borrows elements from several other action games, though is not going to win any awards for innovation aside from some of the ways that the chain is utilized in combat and navigating the environments. There are many games with smoother combat mechanics, but I never felt inhibited by the game's controls. The chain is both a weapon that damages enemies as well as a mechanism of incapacitating some (particularly stronger types). It's best used in conjunction with your blade.Read more ›
The worst part is that XSeed are aware of the glitch but won't patch it. We've seen with Skyward Sword that it's possible to patch Wii games, but XSeed have released a statement saying they won't patch it due to low sales. How's that for a kick in the shins? I bought this game to support XSeed but now they won't support me. How can I support them in the future, when they don't test their products thoroughly, release them with game-ending glitches, and then refuse to patch them?
For that, I can't recommend this game to anyone, no matter how good it might be otherwise.
While the gameplay isn't groundbreaking by any means, it is still pretty solid. You make use of a few weapons in the game. All of which can be upgraded to perform more attacks and raise it's strength. But what I found was that I hardly ever used them. The main thing I used was the chain you get from the beginning. Because it provides distance, meaning you're safer from getting hurt, and if done correctly can stop most of your enemy attacks. The close range weapons like your sword doesn't really do much and can leave you open for a pounding if used by itself. But you can also guard as well. Though, perhaps I just wasn't as good with them. But this doesn't take away from anything! You can also link the chain to two enemies and even deal damage (when struck by your sword, etc) to both connected. Long story short, I find the chain more useful than anything.
The towers are also quite good. There is plenty to do within them. While reaching the top can be daunting at times, due to the fact that you have to get flesh back to Elena in a certain amount of time or it's game over, they are still very basic and very doable. Once you get a feel for them and figure out the path/using your chain they should become easy. And they even have items you can farm from them depending what time of day/night you enter. You'll need these for upgrades and crafting your items/gifts.
The Masters are...well... Easy or hard depending on how you go about them. Each Master has it's own specific way of defeating. Though, the first one is quite the pushover! You'll have to read notes that give you hints or figure it out yourself. Once you figure it out, you should have no problem winning.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't know how it is, I never got to play it because it wants to update my Wii and I won't let it. Oh well, Gamecube action replay is more important then this.Published 2 months ago by Michael Laxlin
A good action, puzzle game. It's like a God of War with Zelda Dungeons.Published 2 months ago by Robert
I really love the story arc here. Playing this game puts me in Aeron's shoes, will to stand up to a horde of monsters and willing to die for his beloved. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Allen Moss
I was a bit skeptical of this game considering a majority of the game is spent in the towers, and when it comes to RPGs I usually expect towns or various outside areas and NPCs to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Josue
I'm currently playing this game. So far, I'm really enjoying it. There are the expected fight scenes with creatures where you can use various tools/weapons. Read morePublished 6 months ago by B. Hickey
This is the 2nd game of Operation Rainfall I played, Xenoblade being the first, so I will compare them a bit. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John