Shantae and the Seven Sirens Reviews

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.4 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens has all the ballots to be one of the best platforms of this 2020

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9.4 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is definitely a highlight for the series, building on the jump to HD from its predecessor while finally finding a way to match the traditional dance and transformation mechanics with the speed and ease of use from Pirate’s Curse.

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May 29, 2020

In many ways, it feels like Shantae and the Seven Sirens is the culmination of everything WayForward has learned since that initial release a little less than two decades back. Shantae and the Seven Sirens pulls some of the best elements from the titles that came before it – such as the dungeons and fast transformations – while adding in several cool new ones too, like the collectable cards and lovable new characters. A short but sweet runtime, well-drawn visuals, a catchy soundtrack and a well-designed map make this one an easy recommendation to anybody looking for the next must-have Metroidvania for their Switch.

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ErrorNikki
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is easily the best in the series and one of WayForward's most enjoyable video games to date.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2020

Seven Sirens still is an absolutely excellent metroidvania worth enjoying, but I can’t help but feel some things could have been done to make this the ultimate game to surpass Pirate’s Curse. It definitely sets things back on the right track after Half Genie Hero, but it doesn’t quite match the peak the franchise had already set. Regardless, this is a must-own if you felt that the last game wasn’t what you felt Shantae should be, and missed the old style of exploration from which the series started on.

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9 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

If you’ve never played a Shantae game before, Seven Sirens is a great entry point to the series, and if you’re already a fan, I can confidently say you’ll be pleased with what Shantae’s latest outing has to offer.

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Jun 25, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens isn’t just a return to form for a series that’s shown a proclivity for unexpected experimentation. Much like how its characters begin the game vacationing on a tropical island that’s hosting a half-genie festival, the game serves as a lighthearted and much-needed break from 2020’s unceasing assault on everything good and decent.

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9 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

All in all, it’s no surprise that Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a solid entry to the platforming franchise. Way Forward is one the most consistent development teams I’ve run into in the past decade or so and it seems like everything they touch I enjoy.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2020

Shantae and The Seven Sirens is fun at its purest form. The characters are charming, and will usually deliver the giggles. The gameplay while simple has challenging platforming. I couldn’t tell you how many times I fell to my death because I was impatient. I like to go fast and furious. The environmental art is vibrant, and the design of characters are imaginative. Oh, and the Half-Genies. Yeah, those designs are especially wonderful.

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4.5 / 5.0
Jun 11, 2020

With gorgeous character illustrations and vibrant level designs, Shantae and the Seven Sirens makes another bold statement for why Shantae has been going strong for eighteen years. It’s a fun, hair-whipping romp that no one should pass up. May the next eighteen years be filled with more amazing half-genie action!

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9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is presented as the culmination of the work that WayForward has learned in relation to the franchise over all these years, resulting in the best Shantae to date.

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86 / 100
Jun 19, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens has evolved the Shantae formula yet again and nothing feels out of place on Paradise Island unless it’s meant to.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a great addition to the series and a return to its more Metroidvania roots. I loved it a lot more than the last iteration and continue to look forward to each new chapter. While the series is not as well-known as other games, I feel like it should be. The quality is there and each version just seems to add enough new to keep it fresh. This is a title that should not be overlooked, and it is available on absolutely everything, so there is no excuse not to give it a go.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2020

The latest entry in the Shantae series, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, is every bit as beautiful and fun to play as the previous titles.

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85 / 100
Jun 4, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens experiments with the metroidvania genre within the series. Some traditional elements of the franchise have been streamlined to reach a new audience, but the experience is still entertaining and one of the best installments in the Shantae series.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2020

Despite some annoyingly prevalent fan-service and clunky fetch quests, Shantae and The Seven Sirens won me over with it’s beautiful realised world, charming characters and thoroughly polished metroidvania design

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9 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a cute game with funny dialogue and clever puzzles that are interspersed with great mini-games that draw you into the story world at every turn.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

Apart from those complaints--which are minor in the grand scheme of things--Seven Sirens is a wonderful game and might well be the equal of Pirate's Curse, which is no small feat. The game does feature several ending screens for completing the game in various ways and a second game mode that's akin to Risky's Revenge: Director's Cut instead of Half-Genie Hero. There's also a nice movie viewer if you want to sample the Studio Trigger cutscenes. Like I said, if you're itching for a good Metroidvania or just like Shantae games generally, Seven Sirens is a lock.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is an excellent return to form for the belly-dancing indie heroine. It’s a game that looked back to its previous iterations, took notes of what people liked the most about each one of them, and added everything to a blender together with some new gameplay features and quality of life improvements.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2020

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is yet another feather in the Shantae series cap, pairing solid gameplay, beautiful visuals and an excellent soundtrack in what is close to the ultimate package

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