gamers (92%) found this review helpful
I've heard a lot of good things about this game before I rented it. Yet, when I played it, it didn't live up to most expectations. The game started out odd, but as I played along in story mode, it got really interesting using a drop of water. The problems with the game:
-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.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I did find a few things to like about the game like transforming into an ice cube or ball of steam depending on if your drop of water was too hot or too cold. Also the music was a decent sound track.
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.
Dewy's Adventure is indeed a very unique game. It is from the same makers of another quirky title, Elebits. It employs you as the titled Dewy and you are a droplet of water chosen to save the denizens of the elder tree. The game uses the phases of water as a main proponent of game play. Dewy can be turned into ice, water vapor (a cloud), or back to his normal state. These phases facilitate some of the puzzle solving within the world. Lakes must be frozen before they can be crossed. Electric bolts can be used to turn on switches. Combat also uses Dewy's elemental powers. Turning Dewy into ice allows him to use an ice spin attack. Turning him into a cloud allows him to send out electric bolts. And Dewy can employ his basic jump attack to take out enemies. The game is presented in colorful detail. As mush as Elebits used the Wii remote in a unique way, so does Dewy's Adventure. The game utilizes the Wii remote's motion sensing capabilities to maneuver Dewy around the game world. The player will actually manipulate the world in which Dewy slides on, not Dewy himself. Tilting the remote around moves the world plain. The Wii remote can also be shaken to conjure up an earthquake or a windstorm. But the control is where the problem lies. The Wii remote is often not responsive enough (even in the highest sensitivity) to get accurate movements around the world. It's often frustrating to make Dewy go where you want him and often times, you'll find yourself sending Dewy off a cliff. Jumping can be just as tricky as you have no reference as to where you're jumping to. However, the game is full of charm, albeit very high on the sugar level. The different environments are colorfully detailed and has an art style that sets it apart from other games. The combat is simple, but fun. It has to be credited for the fact that it is a unique game built from the ground up for the Wii. If you're still unsure about the game, it's definitely still worth a rental.