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World to the West

Rain Games
May 5, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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7 / 10
7.5 / 10
7 / 10
IGN Spain
7 / 10
IGN Italy
6 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
Push Square
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for World to the West

Rain Games definitely knows how to make a quality title. If you have any fondness for Zelda, you should really check this out. Even if you don't happen to enjoy Nintendo's classic series, World to the West is fun enough to warrant a playthrough from even the sternest of players.

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This interesting project has great ideas and borrows some good elements from The Legend of Zelda sage. However, its character controls feature a weird desing, which translates into a bad decision that affects the game's pace.

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Steve C
7 / 10

Minor niggles aside, I very much enjoyed exploring the World to the West and would certainly recommend it to others looking for an old-school Zelda-esque adventure to follow or distract from not having the sublime open world Breath of the Wild. It successfully captures the feel of a 16bit style adventure and combines this with charming characters and some great environmental ability-based puzzling. Plus, Lord Clonington has the potential to become a gaming icon for these hipster times. As I found myself unintentionally humming to myself, 'Together, we will go our way / Together, we will leave someday.'

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World to the West, despite improving the artistic style of Teslagrad, does not incorporate any gameplay mechanic that surpasses the impact of the original.

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Despite its ingenious puzzles, some good ideas and fun boss battles, World to the West fails in many aspects, such as story, exploration, and atmosphere. As if it wasn't enough, there are also some bugs, translation errors and unclear suggestions, which certainly do not help. However, it's still a title that fans of puzzle games and Teslagrad will probably enjoy.

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World to the West puts players in control of four unlikely heroes with unique skillsets and tasks them with exploring a puzzle-filled map. The world and its humourous characters are presented in a delightful art style and the soundtrack is great but the gameplay becomes repetitive in lengthier chunks.

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The World to the West is a fun brain-teasing challenge which is worth a look for those who like to mix up their puzzling with some combat and exploration. It's no Zelda-beater, but for those seeking a PS4 alternative, you need only go West.

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World To The West is a 'Sunday stroll' type of game. It's pleasant and enjoyable without being too taxing or stressful for the player.

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