Rated 8 out of 10
by Khmasterx Curses, Puzzles, and True Love
Pandora's Tower was a title brought to NA by Operation Rainfall, a protest that brought 3 last great Japanese RPG's to the Wii. The games protagonist Aeron is trying to help lift his love interest Elena's horrible curse which turns her into a Beast. Aeron must reach the top of 13 seperate towers to defeat a powerful foe at the top and return the Beast Flesh for Elena to consume so she does not end up a beast forever. Pandora's Tower has a slightly morbid, gruesome story, but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying it out. The graphics are great for the Wii, the soundtrack is amazing, and the story is a tale that will make you want to finish the game to the end. In terms of game play, the combat may take a little time to grasp onto, but as you go through the towers in the game you will not only be fighting, but also solving puzzles, and traversing up the towers in a way that I can relate to Prince of Persia games. The story also reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus and ICO, but is a completely different experience because the game was so well done. It may be a leap back from this current gen's games, but if you want a deep immersive story, a fun and intruiging battle system with some puzzle challenges, pandora's tower is the game for you. It also includes somewhat of a "dating sim" as well. How you interact with Elena, and how far your relationship gets with her will determine different endings of the game. Don't be turned off by the game, just give it a try and I promise you it will at least be worth it if you are a hardcore jrpg fan.
Rated 0 out of 10
by pswmeg Operation Rainfall Is A Success
Can't wait for this game. Gonna get it for my birthday. I cant believe operation rainfall actually went all the way through. Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story(My favorite game on the Wii. You must get it) and now Pandora's Tower. This proves that making a petition on the internet actually has a chance to get you what you want. Below is Operation Rainfall releases in order.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Glitchy000 Most Mature Game Nintendo Has Ever Done
I stealthily ordered the Collector's Edition with SteelBook case from the UK and soft-modded my Wii just to play this game. While it is MUCH shorter than Xenoblade Chronicles and the Last Story, I think it is much more concentrated on the three characters it surrounds. I would says this game is more on-par with Xenoblade and if a comparison could be drawn, Xenoblade is like Zelda: Ocarina of Time (brighter, bigger, longer) and Pandora's Tower is more like Zelda: Majora's Mask (darker, smaller, shorter, deeper).
Pandora's Tower mixes a time limit to the gameplay in a style of a non-jumping God of War. I think if the blood in this game would've been red instead of purple, the comparison would be more obvious. There are replay games, unlockable costumes for Elena, ways to decorate the base, cute conversations to be had, ridiculously challenging and stressful (due to time) boss battles that never require looking up the answers, treasure to be looted, and multiple endings. And all for $40?! I paid for mine for about £45 for mine which is quite a bit more.
P.S. Don't use the Classic Controller, as tempting as it might seem. The Wii Remote pointer is a life-saver for grappling out of tight spots.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JenTheMighty Best Game I Have Played
This game is the single most remarkable game I have ever played. The graphics are incredible, just look at the trailers to see what you get! Music in this game is insane! It is orchestra and opera, but not in the prissy kind of way. When you walk in to a tower, the music is foreboding and puts you in the fighting mood, while in the Observatory you feel peaceful and happy. Don't even get me started on the boss music. Magnificent! As for the enemies, they are so unique, and they get challenging as the towers go on. The bosses are one of a kind, and even though I am supposed to hate them, they are beautiful and very detailed. Yes, there are thirteen towers, but they are each unique and engaging. The romance between Aeron and Elena is sweet and heartfelt, and progresses well and evenly. One thing to be warned about is the gore of Elena's transformation. Very unnerving. What you may not know is that there are six endings based on 'affinity', or how nice you are to Elena, if you bring her gifts, give her jobs and not let the curse progress very far. In ending S, there is a very disturbing and gruesome form of Zeron that is VERY scary. My older cousin, a macho man of nineteen, had to leave the room. I have played through this game seven times, achieved every ending, and I still look forward to playing again. All in all, Pandora's Tower is an RPG jewel that you MUST own.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Eternaldragon902 Above & beyond
Nintendo may has improved in it's graphic and strategy in game play but, Pandora's Tower is another Legend Of Zelda which is why I like it. Along with the fact the it's the only game along with Monster Hunter Tri for the WII that I've found That I can play with the classic controller.
Actually hate the chuck and remote trying to play games.
Rated 0 out of 10 by 2cool4skool Got to get this
i already got my pre order in on this game because its going to be a good one. this is the third and final game to come out of operation rainfall. the first 2, being xenoblade and the last story, were amazing games and i still love playing them. this one has an interesting storyline. if your unsure about this game, go to youtube and watch the trailer for it, its great!
Rated 0 out of 10 by coolguy1989 Pandora's Tower
this is great that Pandora's Tower is coming the the US i did not think it would come at all looks great. I loved the last story and xenoblade they are great games so will Pandora's Tower. i'm happy its coming you should pick this game up if you got the others. if you do not have the other games you should still pick this one up this will be the last great WII game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by FreeRPGer Unexpected 3rd OPRA success! All Hail XSEED!
Xenoblade was a masterpiece! The Last Story was too -- and now this!!! This is a surprise! Thanks XSEED for publishing this, especially months after the Wii U already came out. This game will be a masterpiece in its own right, and a somewhat darker RPG hybrid , especially for the Wii.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Shinobi12 Can't Wait!!!
i've been waiting for this game for the longest time! right when i was going to order the UK version and do a jailbreak on my wii, the announcment came out that it was coming to America March 26. Now it's been set back to April 16!?!?!?! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ug i guess more waiting is in store
Rated 0 out of 10 by peanut I can't wait to get Pandroa Tower.
I went to know well this game come out with a soundtrack cd or a artbook case on the box with the bonus at gamestop? I heard this game is awesome and it has cool game thrillers for it at youtube.