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NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is a Wii action video game that was inspired by Kid Icarus but doesn't share much in common with this older title. In this adventure you're Nyx, a goddess on a quest to reunite with her beloved Icarus. This enigmatic winged goddess must ascend from heaven in search for her lost friend, while avoiding burning sands and deadly enemies. You summon your powers with the help of Zeus and the gods of Olympus, which will help you survive your journey. The storyline included with NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is basic, but the platforming gameplay and puzzles are enticing, challenging, and quite fun.
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NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits - Gameplay
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits requires you to guide Nyx as she flies over the ruins of ancient Greece, while avoiding falling into blazing sands, or perishing in the jaws of deadly harpies and hydras. You'll experience the joy of flight using the Wii's motion control ability to help guide Nyx through crumbling ruins, while avoiding deadly flying opponents and then land safely on top of a platform. Nyx has useful and entertaining wings that allow her to move around the environments. Use the powers granted to you by your fellow gods to bend fire and wind to your will. Nyx learns how to grab hold of fireballs and send them soaring at her opponents. She also learns how to direct the power of the wind, like Lostwinds, which helps her fly.
The puzzles included in the game are all intelligently designed and are beautifully combined with the platforming action. The puzzles also increase in difficulty and complexity as you progress through the 12 levels of this adventure. A slow but methodical approach that involves a little trial and error works best with the hardest puzzles. The feeling of accomplishment when you solve the harder puzzles is very nice to experience and made taking the journey to its end worthwhile and satisfying. NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is entertaining enough to be on the list of 5 best Wii games for hardcore puzzle lovers.
The gameplay designs are excellent and the variety of gameplay included in NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits creates an adventure that requires you to use tactics and timing to progress through the levels of this video game for the Nintendo Wii. The gameplay is intense and very challenging in the later levels of this adventure.
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Do the Controls of NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits Work?
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits uses a control scheme that implements the point and click ability of the Wii, along with wrist movements, in a design that is intelligent and easy to learn. The Nunchuk works fluidly and responds quickly to your movements but Nyx's motions are a little slow and her animations never get up to speed with the controls. Using the Wii remote to point and click allows you to easily move stones around the environment as you ride on them and grab hold of objects in the environment. You can quickly and easily modify the scenery in the environments and cast rays to deal with your enemies. NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits wasn't developed with the Wii MotionPlus in mind.
The control system included with NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is a breath of fresh air to use and I experienced absolutely no Wii remote accidents or disasters while playing this Wii action video game. The controls respond quickly to your motions, so the challenge is trying to figure out the environmental puzzles and figuring out how to move around safely.
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How Does NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits Look?
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits includes stylized, cell-shaded backdrops in the scenes of ancient Greece that help create thie vivid detail of the game by combining strong art and great technology. The engine used makes it possible to have huge levels with nice depth of field blur, shimmering particles and nice looking distortions. The ambient environments produced by this combination are complimented well by moody music with great pace.
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NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is a simple but useful Wii action title that will entertain both casual and hardcore gamers who enjoy a beautifully developed video game of this genre. Over the Top Games deserves a hand for making a video game that has been polished and shined enough to make the experience entertaining for all. If NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits had received a little developmental time it would be a candidate for one of the 5 best Wii games period.