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NEUGIER - UMI TO KAZE NO KŌDŌ
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ノイギーア 海と風の鼓動
©1993 Wolf Team/Telenet Japan
Release: 1993-03-26 (¥9800)
Cartridge (Backup Ram) SHVC-W3
Role Playing / Action game

Neugier Umi To Kaze no Kōdō is a Role Playing/Action game by Wolf Team and reminding the likes of Legend of Zelda or Illusion of Gaia. The game tells the story of Duke who is on a return journey to his homeland. Sometimes earlier, he heard that his country was under attack by pirates and he wanted to see in person what all the fuss was about. He soon finds out and the ship on which he sailed is boarded and attacked by pirates. Neugier is not your traditional RPG and Wolfteam put a greater emphasis on action. Duke can use his sword to defeat his enemies, or run and jump to avoid them. He can also use a special hook, really handy to jump over obstacles or grab and crack open chests. Special items can be found this way and they include apples (giving Duke some life back) or hearts (which expand his life bar). The game features six large areas with a boss waiting at the end of each one of them. Simple puzzles often stop Duke in his quest and are generally easy to figure out (even without much knowledge of Japanese).
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Interestingly, Neugier Umi To Kaze no Kōdō was planned for release in 1993 in the United States as Journey Home: Quest for the Throne. But it never made it to the shelves and a prototype certainly exists.

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Neugier Umi To Kaze no Kōdō is an average and yet fun action/adventure game. It is sadly really short and much too easy to my taste, it can easily be completed in a little more than a couple of hours. Any non-Japanese speaking player will have fun with this one though, there is no much text in the game and even so, it does not prevent the player to fully enjoy his journey. I also personally like the speed of the scrolling, Role Playing Games usually have a fairly slow pace - but here, Duke can run across rooms in the blink of an eye. It is far from being a perfect and unavoidable title, and hardcore RPG fans will certainly be turned off by its simplicity and unchallenging gameplay, but Neugier Umi To Kaze no Kōdō is nevertheless fun to play. I personally recommended it but this one is not worth big money, so make sure you hunt down a cheap copy if you can.




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