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Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer review

An old school, turn-based dungeon crawler, for better or worse

One curious addition in this update is its Wi-Fi feature. If a player dies, they have the option (which can be exercised thrice) to have another player rescue them via Wi-Fi. The reward for the rescuer is a powerful item. However, the rescuer has no idea how deep in a dungeon the downed player might be - this could mean a five-minute rescue or a one-hour ordeal. It's one thing to have friends that are willing to bail you out, but we can't imagine too many people randomly looking for players to save.

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer offers a lot of quality gameplay to a very small audience. What it does, it does very well. We're sure there's a small audience that will adore the game. We're also sure the majority of today's gamers will find it nasty, plodding, and archaic.

Mar 11, 2008

More Info

GenreRole Playing
DescriptionFor those with old-school sensibilities, Shiren the Wanderer offers dozens of hours slow-burning fun. For the rest of us: death and burning.
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date4 March 2008 (US), (UK)