The Nardio Visual Novel Review
IS Wander No More WORTH YOUR TIME?
BEFORE WE START.
As per usual, I jumped into this visual novel after ignoring it in my massive backlog for a while. I know game developers and visual novel creators would rather that a reviewer just get to things, but I feel like visual novels are best appreciated as a fresh experience.
WHAT DID WE THINK WITHOUT SPOILING IT?
Wander No More was an interesting kinetic visual novel experience that kept me engaged and interested from start to finish.
Best of all it was free!
It’s always great when I jump into one of these weekly reviews, love the visual novel and then give the store page a gander, only to find out it was free. Don’t worry though, this free experience won’t leave you wanting.
Wander No More’s writing was great and the voice acting, that I didn’t expect to even have, was surprisingly good. It’s about an hour long and there aren’t to many extras, but what we do have is actually pretty darned good. I would have happily paid for this.
Developer Zetsubou knocked it out of the park. The story was for the most part pretty darned good and the art was interesting/great.
The art is really interesting. It has an unfinished look to it that works along with a bit of water color to make things pop and look great. The characters, while limited all look really nice and the backgrounds are awesome. I really find myself wanting to see what else the artist who created this magnificent experience can do.
The story is dark, kind of sad, but also has a bit of hope in it. Wander No More is a tale of redemption and trying to do what is right set in a harsh world of an alternate feudal Japan. The characters are for the most part all believable and I found myself invested in them. A lot is left unsaid here and it just makes you wonder what else could happen if the developer hopefully comes back to expand on this world. Wander No More could be an amazing intro experience to a much larger world. A world I would have no qualms about paying to read about.
All in all, I’d say there is about an hour worth of visual novel here. Not bad at all honestly. Considering this is a free experience I say this is a must try visual novel.
I enjoyed it.
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