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Pandora's Tower | £14.15 | Amazon | Wii

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Action Games, Ganbarion, JRPG, Nintendo, Wii games
Pandora's Tower | £14.15 | Amazon | Wii

Pandora's Tower isn't quite in the same league as Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, but it's still a heartfelt and worthwhile exclusive that feels at home on the Wii. It's also more mature than most, to put it mildly. We've admittedly seen this cheaper several months ago, but with limited stocks getting more limited all the time, Amazon have the best price at the moment and offer a £5 saving.

Pandora's Tower Limited Edition | £17.24 | Amazon | Wii

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, Ganbarion, JRPG, Nintendo, Wii games
Pandora's Tower Limited Edition | £17.24 | Amazon | Wii

Pandora's Tower is an interesting proposition: a non-traditional love story wrapped in a gory action-adventure that makes full use of the WiiMote. Ganbarion's inexperience with big-league development frequently shows through, but it doesn't tarnish a charming and tragic little tale.

If you're interested, Amazon have a cheap little price for the special edition, which includes an artbook and steelbook case.

Pandora's Tower | £9.99 | GAME & Gamestation | Wii

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, Ganbarion, JRPG, Nintendo, Wii games
Pandora's Tower | £9.99 | GAME & Gamestation | Wii

Pandora's Tower isn't quite in the same league as Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, but it's still a heartfelt and worthwhile exclusive that feels at home on the Wii. It's also more mature than most, to put it mildly. Gamestation and GAME have a seriously impressive price that will save you a tenner - definitely worth taking advantage of. Credit to Syzable at HotUKDeals, who found the GAME deal earlier today.

Pandora's Tower Limited Edition | £29.86 | ShopTo | Wii

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, Ganbarion, JRPG, Nintendo, Wii games
Pandora's Tower Limited Edition | £29.86 | ShopTo | Wii

Pandora's Tower is an interesting proposition: a non-traditional love story wrapped in a gory action-adventure that makes full use of the WiiMote. Ganbarion's inexperience with big-league development frequently shows through, but it doesn't tarnish a charming and tragic little tale.

If you're interested, ShopTo have a sub-£30 price for the special edition, which includes an artbook and steelbook case.

Pandora's Tower | £26.86 With Voucher Code | ShopTo | Wii

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Action Games, Ganbarion, JRPG, Nintendo, Wii games
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Wii
Pandora's Tower | £26.86 With Voucher Code | ShopTo | Wii

Pandora's Tower isn't quite in the same league as Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, but it's still a heartfelt and worthwhile exclusive that feels at home on the Wii. ShopTo's MCVWINNERS voucher code comes up trumps again, netting you a £3 saving compared to the rest of the pack.

Pandora's Tower Review | Love In A Hopeless Place

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Action Games, Ganbarion, JRPG, Nintendo, Wii games
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Pandora's Tower Review | Love In A Hopeless Place

Platform: Wii

Developer: Ganbarion

Publisher: Nintendo

Pandora's Tower is very different from its fellow localised JRPGs, the other Operation Rainfall darlings. Unlike Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, it's an action-adventure game that has more in common with Zelda series than any traditional grindy yarn. Its developer, Ganbarion, doesn't have the masterful experience of Mistwalker and Monolith Soft; having only specialised in lacklustre anime tie-ins. This odd proposition from a rank upstart sticks out like a sore thumb - it's the black sheep of a distinguished, elite family.

But at its core, Pandora's Tower shares one major similarity with The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles: it's built around a love story.

A non-traditional love story, to be sure. After a beautiful and innocent maiden finds herself stricken with a magical curse that threatens to transform her into a slavering, tentacular demon, she's whisked from the baying townsfolk by the golden-haired hero Aeron and a sinister old crone who has a skeletal man strapped to her back. Escaping the lynch mobs, the unlikely trio ends up at The Scar, a gash in the Earth that's held together by thirteen monster-infested towers. Mavda, our aforementioned sinister crone, reveals that there's only one cure to lift the curse: raw flesh ripped straight from the towers' denizens. If Aeron can defeat the thirteen masters and secure their hearts, all will be well... but the clock is ticking.

Pandora's Tower Review | Love In A Hopeless Place

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Pandora's Tower Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Ganbarion, JRPG, Nintendo, Pandora's Tower, trailer

Pandora's Tower Launch Trailer

Pandora's Tower, the last in the series of localised Japanese Wii RPGs, will release this Friday... and Ganbarion's latest title is a markedly different beast to Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story. It's a recursive action adventure against the clock, with a beautiful heroine stricken by a demonic curse that's transforming her into a slug demon. You'll need to ascend the nightmarish towers to acquire disgusting master flesh for her to consume, using an upgradeable hook blade to debilitate enemies and constantly decide whether to spend valuable time exploring the dungeons for more loot and experience.

We've got the launch trailer below, and will have a full review soon.

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