For a thousand years, a princess has slept inside the Karakuri Mansion. When Shiren's former master bestows upon him the Karakuri key, he quickly finds himself entangled in a millennium -old mystery, wandering through past and present to unravel the story of the girl and vanquish an ancient, lurking evil. This latest entry in the legendary Shiren series is one of the most addictive, rewarding, and endlessly replayable games on Wii™!
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Epic adventure in feudal Japan As the wandering samurai Shiren, you will explore a vision of historic Japan that is beautiful and vibrant. An epic story that begins 1000 years prior takes you through villages and dungeons and places you alongside figures straight out of Japanese mythology.
Variable Challenge A brand new easy mode lets even newcomers to the genre find a foothold while experienced players will find a more rigorous challenge in Normal mode. Post-game activities will test the most advanced gamer with additional quests, a tournament, and more!
Challenging Depth and Strategy Control your time in the dungeons down to the details. Choose direct control over your party members or take advantage of the excellent AI that lets you specify attitude and tendency. Power up equipment through the new Dragon Orb system and over 100 seals.
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Shiren the Wanderer is rated
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Rated 2 out of
dissapointedI generaly like games of this type but this ones combat system was just weak when I got it I was hopeing for more but the storyline did not realy feel all that special and the graphics and play style felt like a old snes tile only slower with clumsy controls I would not recommend this game also with the battle system set up like a bad random spawn system from a final fantasy game and poorly done book style opening sequince that just doesn't impress upon the person any importance or sence of urgency fore finding the mansion or even a reason to go there as well as the fact that you have no money to start out with where as most rpg's at least give you some to start as well as equipment the tutorial is have way descent if you don't mind waiting until you have you're first battle for it to start
Date published: 2010-05-10
Rated 5 out of
A Jewel Among Wii rpgsThis is one of those games that are easily overlooked. Usually, when people, look for rpg games with the best graphics or games that are hyped up like final fantasy. However Shiren the wanderer is an unique rpg that captivates you through it's fun interface and intriguing story. I only played a couple of hours in but I love the characters and even the battles are addicting and fun. It's interesting to see a rpg go back to the roots, when it's not about voice-acting or graphics but the rpg gamer getting emerged into the gameplay through well-thought out, funny, and realistic dialogue. Even though, the main character is strictly one of those silent heroes, your still able to appreciate his character especially his friendship with his cute talking ferret. One of the best aspects of this game is you can use the classic controller to control the characters, which makes this feel like one of those old-school rpgs for the generation that enjoyed games with meaningful dialogue and colorful characters. The battles are fun, the storyline is interesting, and the gameplay is so addicting, that's hard to step away from the game. I even love the bosses, you find their dialogue as interesting as their appearance. Even though, I'm just beginning this game, it's amazing and I can't wait to get more into the story. If your rpg fan that's waiting for good rpg to play on the Wii; this is definitely a game that you should add to your collection. You won't regret it.