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Interesting, yet a little disappointing.
posted by twister782 (LINDEN, TN) Oct 5, 2007
Member since Apr 2006
11 out of 12 gamers (92%) found this review helpful
-Multiplayer just wasn't that interesting at all.
-The camera on the game was a bit shaky.
-Story mode was shorter than expected.
Would be very fun to be a drop of water. It's just this game doesn't display enough to make it worth buying right away. Rent it first before you consider buying.
horrible stretch if you're desperate
posted by veelaunch (GLENDALE, UT) Dec 27, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Otherwise the game was sorely lacking. It was full of frustration that I could not make myself trudge through. Game control was irritating and the story was awful. I was hoping for a game that would be on par with Elebits but it was nowhere close. I can see how you might make an afternoon of it if you have nothing else to play but for the most part you should stay away.
posted by Dohboy (ATLANTA, GA) Sep 28, 2007
Member since Sep 2007
7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful
posted by seeker666 (TUCSON, AZ) Oct 17, 2007
Member since Sep 2007
2 out of 11 gamers (18%) found this review helpful
the graphics are really nice, the color scheme is moderate, and the visuals are top notch... but you see, i don't know anybody that plays a game to look at pretty colors. sure graphics are important, but he game has to be good enough to play.
the game play of this game is so beyond horrible that if there was a lower rating it would still have to go past -999999. Lets start with the controls, using the wiimote in a tilting matter isn't exactly easy, there are thousands of spots in this game that one wrong move of the wiimote and your stuck in a spot where only restarting the entire level(that's right... no check points) will get back on the right track. the enemies are weak enough to almost always die from a 1 hitter. there are 3 forms that dewey can become. water ice and mist. water is the default in which all you can do is jump and ground pound. ice is more of an offensive mode but you can't jump worth $%
. and mist is electric but you cant move, jump, slide, or do anything for that matter but shoot lightning, and all that does is paralyze.
so i guess what I'm saying is i wasted a week of game time waiting for this in the mail over gamefly and i kinda want it back. i'm encouraging everyone to never lay eyes on this game. and if you already got a hold of it, i absolutely feel sorry for you poor poor sap.
-99999999999 out of 10
posted by sayandjohn (BESSEMER, AL) Feb 22, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
Great Rainy Day Solution
posted by ThaSquare (ROSEVILLE, CA) Feb 12, 2009
Member since May 2007
You may have noticed Dewy’s Adventure looks a little childish. Yes, this game is definitely geared toward the younger audience but the gameplay is great. It’s a cross between a ball rolling puzzle game and a platforming adventure and it pulls the mix off quite well. However, there are a few snags here and there. The game isn't too long of an adventure and the enemies so far have been very easy to take out. Other than that and keeping Dewy from falling off the edges of the map, there isn’t too big of a challenge here. There are a few problems with the controls too. Jumping isn’t the easiest thing done in this game and movements themselves seem a bit sticky. Even with a few drawbacks, Dewy’s Adventure has a bright silver lining around its clouds.
This game is a real joy to play, even if it is rather short. It’s a truly original story and it’s a great break from the usual gaming affairs. From the controls to the story and right down to the visuals, everything in this game excels. However there are some big drawbacks for older gamers. The kiddy theme is sure to detour even the most passive of players with all its cute squeaks and huggable characters and the ease of play too will have many a gamer wishing for a more difficult challenge. Even with those setbacks, the game is a knockout. It may appeal to the younger audiences but even with its bells and whistles, older gamers should find a drop or two of enjoyment.
It Had Potential
posted by LACCA88 (LOMPOC, CA) Dec 19, 2008
Member since Nov 2008
Good for kids
posted by kynankrew (CENTENNIAL, CO) Aug 8, 2008
Member since Apr 2007
The attacks and game control were pretty easy for him to master. I had to help in a couple of places that were impassible for him. There were a couple of tricky puzzles to solve, and I've observed the tilt control feature in some games to be a little difficult for younger kids. If you plan to be involved with your child as he plays, this is a great game to play together.
It has some great humor. Dewey is very cute and had my son laughing several times. (The intro scene is like having an icepick driven through your brain, but just ignore the annoying voice talent and enjoy the game).
posted by FRUITFRUIT (REISTERSTOWN, MD) Jun 30, 2008
Member since May 2008
When I first started the game, I was thinking: This so exciting!
When I found put that to move you had to tilt the remote, I thought it was very creative. However, after about a few hours you get bored of it.
Positive: Innovative, Interesting, Hard puzzle, addictive.
Negative: Simple, Primitive Graphics, Gets boring quickly, Simple attacks.
Bottom Line: If you are considering this game, DO NOT BUY IT OR RENT IT. I ADVISE TO ONLY GET IT IF YOU HAVE A GAMEFLY ACCOUNT!!!!!!! THAT WAY YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR A DAY OR TWO AND THEN SEND IT BACK WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY A LOT.
ONLY GET IT IF YOU ARE RENTING IT FROM GAMEFLY!!!!!!!!!!
I hope this review was helpful to you. This is my first review. I will be writing many more! If you found this helpful, look out for my next reviews COMING SOON!
posted by Ross10 (CARMICHAEL, CA) Jun 23, 2008
Member since Sep 2006
Controls ruined the game
posted by tictac (SCHENECTADY, NY) May 27, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
Dewy Really Care?
posted by Morwii (HOWELL, MI) Feb 22, 2008
Member since Oct 2007
From the opening scene, I thought that this game had the ability to captivate the user into a friendly and quirky world. What I got was something far worse, and it all began with the controls.
Had it not been for the difficult controls, this game could've been fun. Instead, I found my self getting frustrated because Dewy wouldn't move the way I wanted him to, and instead of turning he would plummet off the cliff side. Using the nunchuck to move him around could've made things a lot easier.
When Dewy transforms into his three stages, (the predicable solid, liquid, or gas) I found that when I was the Ice Dewy, he had the same controls as the Water Dewy, so it didn't make a lot of sense to switch back in forth. Although Gas Dewy could strike more foes, he couldn't move any where and would just sit stationary. This game, for the most part, was not very hands on.
Had I read listened to the reviews, I would've spent my time playing something more developed and well thought out. So Dewy's Adventure? I give it a 5.
Dewy made me louie
posted by Capdain (SAN JOSE, CA) Jan 8, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
Not my type, but still good
posted by BigTung (Austin, TX) Dec 6, 2007
Member since Aug 2005
- the graphics are mostly clean, colorful, and crisp. although not to nintendo 1st party quality, still very good. wish all 3rd parties could have solid graphics
- tilt controls work well
- interesting take with the three levels of dewy's state (gas, liquid, solid), and how it changes how you play through the levels
- Will get boring if you're not into the above mentioned style games
- Replay value? none
- Should probably rent, no reason in owning
Overly simplistic gameplay, not much challenge
posted by slimz0rz (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Nov 25, 2007
Member since May 2007
I'd recommend it to families comfortable with playing video games together, but don't expect game play as addictive as Elebits.
posted by dewyman (BEAVERTON, OR) Nov 6, 2007
Member since Aug 2005
cute, fun platformer
posted by cometgrrl (SANTA CLARA, CA) Nov 5, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
If you like inventive, fun, platformers, then this game is probably for you. It's a bit like a combination of Super Mario + Super Monkey Ball, since you control Dewy primarily by tilting the world using the Wii Remote.
Konami Lost It's Edge With Wii Games!
posted by miko25 (LARGO, FL) Nov 2, 2007
Member since Nov 2004
another "marble in the maze" tilt game
posted by xxXMXxx (ELK GROVE, CA) Oct 17, 2007
Member since Nov 2005
Right off the bat, it needs to be mentioned that the Wii doesnt need any more of these "tilt the controller to move the marble/monkey in a ball/mercury droplet/water drop" games.
Dewy has a little more going for it in the way of story elements than say Kororinpa, and it does offer some variety by letting you change into a cloud to electricute enemies or ice to freeze water hazards. But when you break it down the game just isnt all that interesting for more than an hour or so.
The story is the telling of magical water droplet that is trying to save a withered tree from Blackwater (If I recall), and if you ask me, this is just an under-handed jab at the Blackwater Private Security firm protecting our leaders and diplomats from The Taliban and Al Quada over in Iraq.
Anyways, I'm pretty heated up right now thinking about the liberals trying to screw with these types of "happy land gummi drop saves the land" games, and then calling the enemy Blackwater.
The Wii needs more games where we can kill terrorists, race million dollar jet cars, or beat up gang bangers.
I'm sick of the kids table menu.
posted by MaxisNut (ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) Oct 6, 2007
Member since Feb 2007