Half Genie & All Awesome-Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Review (WiiU)




Shantae is one of those series that just gets better all the time. The first Shantae on the GBC was one of the most innovative games on that platform. It did a metroidvania style of gameplay that was almost hard to believe, and had great characterization and a day and night system.

Shantae Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut is the follow up to the GBC classic and the predecessor to Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. How does the game work in comparison to its prequel and sequel?

Shantae Risky’s Revenge DC is an absolute blast to play, with movement so precise, that there is no way to blame poor controls when you mess up. The levels are awesome to explore and the enemies fun to fight. The enemies themselves come in diverse groups and are a major highpoint of the game as with all entries in the series.

Risky’s Revenge DC is not as big or innovative as Shantae and the Pirate’s curse which came after it, but it is still very much worth getting. Shantae and her cast of characters have real fleshed out personalities and it feels great to interact with everyone. The game can be very suggestive at times which might be awkward for younger players but it really shouldn’t pose a problem for parents.

The game is gorgeous and runs well and you will really appreciate just how beautiful it is, only when you start to play it. The music is also fantastic and I have not heard such great music since the last Shantae game I played. The sounds perfectly convey each scene and set the mood and ambience.

If you like metroidvania games, then you need to get this game. No ifs, ands, or buts. I cannot recommend this game enough. I played for a week to make sure I would not get tired of it, and if anything I found myself loving it more. Get it now!


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