Wandersong Reviews

Wandersong is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Apr 4, 2020

If you’re after a unique experience, Wandersong completely has you covered. The singing mechanic works perfectly, and while it may feel a bit too easy at times, the combination of the visuals, writing, and various gameplay objectives across a generous seven-act structure make for an incredibly compelling platforming experience that you’d do well to check out.

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Unscored
Mar 4, 2020

Wandersong is a game of cosmic circumstances on a humble scale. It deals with questions of archetypes, destiny, an understanding of the self, and how our actions shape the world around us. It is a game that begs to be read as analogous to the hopeless pessimism that permeates modern life as well as a commentary on the tropes games so consistently employ, using our familiarity with both these elements to subvert the traditional hero’s journey.

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Feb 10, 2020

Wandersong is a game crafted with love, that depicts love, and that encourages you to love in turn. What better theme for a game about the power of music?

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4 / 5.0
Apr 26, 2019

A fun and a lighthearted game that keeps a good pace, but it gets bogged down in the second half. Still, it’s a beautiful and enjoyable piece, with a great focus on music, with an unlikely character.

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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 11, 2019

Who says playing as a bard isn’t fun? Wandersong is a harmonic and colorful game that proves that not every hero has to have a giant weapon to save the world; they just need a big heart (and maybe a decent set of lungs). The simplistic graphics and odd swordplay of this music-themed title may be a hurdle to some, but the gameplay, dialogue, and soundtrack is otherwise pure entertainment. Encore!

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90 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Wandersong is a beautiful and unforgettable journey full of good lessons for anyone who has doubts about their dreams and goals. Despite its lack of challenge, it's a title that deserves to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, thanks to its engaging story and diversified gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Wandersong is a unique game in how it uses singing as a mechanic and wonderful in how bright and colorful it is. It has great humor and is well worth picking up.

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9 / 10
Feb 11, 2019

A harmonious marriage between narrative and mechanics, Wandersong is an astonishing creation on PS4.

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9 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

Wandersong is a modern classic that is only held back from masterpiece status by some small but significant shortcomings. Still, few games this generation have compelled me to gush like this. Each of the game's core elements — story, characters, gameplay, soundtrack, and visuals — combine with near perfect execution and the result is a game that you just have to play.

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Jan 23, 2019

Wandersong isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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9 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

I loved playing through Wandersong and thought that everything in it was well designed and created with a lot of care

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8.2 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Wandersong is a charming, heart-filled musical-adventure. For fans of the puzzle-adventure genre, there is a lot to be had here but where Wandersong really shines, lies in its spirited, charismatic characters and unique story line. Wandersong isn't afraid to make fun of the usual heroic tropes found in many games on the market, but still finds a way to make the player stay connected to what is going on. Come for the adventure, but stay for a song.

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6 / 10
Jan 21, 2019

Although the gameplay feels a little on the shallow side, Wandersong is a disarmingly joyful game. Singing your way through this cutesy adventure may not offer much of a challenge, but mixed in with a varied cast of characters and a sweet story, it's definitely a hard game to hate.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Wandersong is the video game equivalent of a pep talk. This is your virtual cheerleader. Are you having a bad day? The Bard believes in you! Are you worried about being you? The Bard is your friend and will be there to hear you out. Having trouble solving a problem? Well, I mean, singing a jaunty tune probably won't suddenly make things right, but it might improve your mindset. Wandersong is one of the most pleasant and refreshing games out there. Even when the going gets tough, the goodwill garnered here will help you push through and enjoy another day.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

The music is a delight to listen to, the narrative is very witty and humorous (as well as serious when it has to be), and the visuals are amazing eye candy with all the colours and visual effects used. The controls can be a little sensitive in some places and the DS4 speaker needs to be adjusted outside of the game, but overall I would have been extremely proud if I was one of the lucky ones who backed this project initially on Kickstarter.

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96 / 100
Jan 8, 2019
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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Wandersong is an accessible, uplifting adventure that deftly builds to a memorable crescendo. Sure, the game has a few rough edges, most of which can be attributed its humble indie origins, but it more than makes up for its shortcomings with its heartfelt characters and story. Put on your adventuring hat and cape and warm up your pipes, it's time for an emotional world rescue.

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Unscored
Nov 19, 2018

Share this game with other people, if you can. Play together on a couch, passing a controller around and commenting on the story together. Wear your fluffiest pyjamas and make chamomile tea. Bring tissues as well.

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7 / 10
Nov 2, 2018

Wandersong is a colorful musical platformer which do not bet everyhting on its technical part, but delivers a cheerful fable along its ten hour run. However, its non-existant challenge will reserve it to short sessions only. But thanks to its cheerful cast of well-written characters, Wandersong let the palyer enjoy nothing but good feelings, thansk to the ever so-satisfying power of music.

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Loved
Oct 30, 2018
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