World to the West

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

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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Unscored
Jan 30, 2018

World to the West begins with clear signs of similarity to Teslagrad, with the opening character also being revealed to be a Teslamancer. However, Lumina the Teslamancer is joined by Knaus the orphan, Miss Teri the mind mender, and the handsomely mustachioed Lord Clonington, as they adventure through a rather different part of the world to try and escape an ancient prophecy.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2017

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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TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 8, 2017

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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7 / 10
May 4, 2017

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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6 / 10.0
May 4, 2017

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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8 / 10.0
May 26, 2017

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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83 / 100
Jan 16, 2018

it really is just a pleasure to get lost in the story.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2018

The game developed by Rain Games is basically the same, but this time a lot of the bugs of the other versions have been fixed, and that improved the overall experience. In addition, the Switch version is definitely more fitting to the core of the gameplay, best suited to a snatch and grab experience.

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80 / 100
Jul 6, 2017

The difficulty in these puzzles is inconsistent throughout, which can be a double-edged sword.

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