22 December 2013

Lost In Blue: Shipwrecked: Review

  Today I'm going to review a game I've had for a while called Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked. Most, if not, all of you haven't heard of this game, that's available online and in some stores.

What it is
  Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked is a survival game for the Wii. You start off as the son of a cruise ship employee. At some point, you go and help him organize a party elsewhere on the ship. At some point, you return to your room to call it a night. As you are falling asleep, alarms blare and a voice comes on and states that there is a fire on the ship. You quickly get into a lifeboat with your pet monkey (yes, this is a Japanese game) and sit down. As the lifeboat starts to leave, you get a glimpse of a young woman fighting with an employee.

  A few seconds after the lifeboat gets started, it breaks down. You volunteer to repair it. As you are checking out what seems to be the problem, you fall overboard, only to be swept away. A crew member throws you buoyant briefcase, that you and your monkey manage to hold on to. At that point, the game begins.

  You start off on a tiny island that is basically a tutorial. I won't go through much of it. You see that the island is deserted, so you wonder if the island across from you has anyone on it. You manage to use the briefcase to build a raft to send you to the next island.

  Progressing into the game, you find abandoned places, complex puzzles, new people, new areas, new items, and a more complicated storyline as the romance, mystery and adventure begins to show.

Story: 7.5/10
  The storyline is an interesting one, but it is repetitive of its predecessors. It is because of this and some nonsensical twists to the story that makes it a 7.5.

Music and Sound: 6.5/10
  The music in this game loops but varies and suits the area that it's used in. The music can be annoying and it is low quality, though. The sound was pretty good in this game, with the exception of the voiceovers, which are only text 3/4 of the time. And the voiceovers weren't very well put together.

Here is an example of a song from the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeoUk5omy4I&feature=c4-overview&list=UU5H5RgHRBG4JCCY4frW2Row

Graphics: 3/10
  I found the graphics in this game to be really bad. The people who made the graphics only made them so that you can make out what the object is, and even then you can have problems. The characters aren't very human-like. They possessed some human traits, but really they weren't very realistic. I found it very hard to see the game during the rain, and although I liked when it randomly rained in the game, it wasn't easy getting around in it.



Gameplay: 8.5/10
  Shipwrecked's gameplay is outstanding, with the exception if the stat maintenance. You can really feel like you're stranded on an island (just not with the graphics). The gameplay, with the exclusion of the stat meters, is very realistic. There are random storms, eating certain things (fish, mushrooms, etc.) all have different effects on you, character interaction exists, there are varying minigames and objects wash up ashore. The only thing that makes an 8.5 not a 10 is the STAT MAINTENANCE. Every few seconds you are on the verge of death due to lack of sleep, water and food. You could sleep for a few days straight, drink water every few minutes, and have an all-you-can-eat buffet every half an hour, and all of your characters are dying only a few minutes later. It's ridiculous. Too ridiculous. Another note: the AIs are very stupid in this game, and I mean VERY stupid.

Overall: 6.5/10
  This game gets a 6.5 out of a possible 10 for me because even though Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked has sentimental value to me, and there is great gameplay and storyline, but stupid AIs, poor graphics and lousy stat maintenance bring this game down to this point. This is one of those games that you should think about before buying, but I would definitely recommend you to try the game if this sounds interesting to you.

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If you have any suggestions, questions or comments, feel free to let me know in the comments or at gameovertown@gmail.com. Thanks!
   

28 comments:

Jakie Lanae said...

O-migosh Omigosh Omigosh!!!!! I love this game, I never hear much about it, but I sure La- love it!!!!! Plus, I Love this review (awesome)!!!!! :P

Jarren said...

I would give that game about a 5 out of 10 stars. I liked it, it's graphics weren't tops, but overall it still was a pretty well put together game. Not one of my favs, but still good. Thank ya for the review, it was good.

Anonymous said...

WHAT HAPPENING TO THIS BOLG

William D said...

o- o I dunno, but what else I dun know, is where everyone went... -watches a tumbleweed roll past him- o . o Hmmm....

William D said...

Oh, also, I know it's kind of late buuuuut...
MERRY CHRISTMAS...
oh and a Happy New Year o -o

GameOverTown said...

I completely forgot about this until today. Wow. Although that doesn't surprise me. Breanna has been gone without a trace since late December, when she last talked to me. We were exchanging emails on Christmas and stuff, and she disappeared in the middle of an email conversation. I know what Suzanne is doing, but she's permanently off skype (well at least for me) because now her dad checks her skype. Shes also really busy with theatre and school and stuff, so much so that she has quit doing my blog. So she's gone a lot. So that really leaves only me and you William, and hopefully you don't disappear.

William D said...

-feigns horror- WOE IS ME....
Meh, well, we'll just have to wait :P

William D said...

WOW, I'm checking all my older posts, and there are so so so so so so sooooo SOOO MANY TYPOS... o -o
BAH!!! Oh well ~-~ I do better someday ;D

Suzanne Klare said...

GUYS
I'M BACK
AND I'M SORRY
CAN I OFFER YOU SOME VIRTUAL CHOCOLATES
*hands you box of chocolates*

Suzanne Klare said...

I think it's a better idea if we don't take turns, but if anyone has a good idea for a post, they do it. Not like an order, because that didn't really worked out and most of us are extremely busy.

GameOverTown said...

I'm not really busy at all with school, so I can be here a lot. Although, I've been feeling depressed lately, so I don't think I will be posting too much for the next week or so. But I'm glad you're back!!!

Suzanne Klare said...

Alright, let's do that!
... Now let's wait for Will to show up...

William D said...

-stumbles in through the door waving a hat- Am I late?!? ... looks like it o -o Darn it ~-~

William D said...

Also, I a free with Zuzia. Taking turns in a particular order, well it got crazeh. xD I think we should just try and think of ideas and then just decide who'll do the post for that day, and when the other person can do theres. But not in any set order. Just for like that week.. or... something o -o

GameOverTown said...

Listen, guys. My parents want to know how to use skype, so there's a good chance they will be checking my skype. And they don't know who you guys are so I'm going to have to remove you from my contacts :(. But if you want to talk, we can on here or you can still email me :)

GameOverTown said...

Wait...if you can't get into your account, how is the blog supposed to run?

Suzanne Klare said...

Hmm, yeah, that will be a problem. Also, Will, you don't have an account at all! I guess you should mail your posts to Breeze then.
I'm glad all of us are together again. I removed you guys from my contacts too, same problem as GameOverTown, so sorry for that :(
Also, could you add me to the writers of the blog again Breeze? My 'contract' stopped when 2014 started.
Talking about that, how has the new year been treating you? Anything exciting that happened? Let's talk about it! :D

GameOverTown said...

My contract is not done. Yet.

GameOverTown said...

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It felt good to do that.

marshall said...

Eh hey hey Brianna babe u like just wanted to let u know I dig your last pics u r a sexy thing o I like you

GameOverTown said...

Awwwww.....thanks

Breanna ;) said...

What pictures??

I haven't put any pictures of my self on here for a long time and i took them down, so what are you talking about???

GameOverTown said...

I have absolutely no idea what this guy is talking about.

Breanna ;) said...

Well, it's making me upset!!

I'd love to know what you're talking about "Marshall", if that is your actual name.

I'd really like to see these "so called"(last pics) that I've put up?

If it's true, what are the pictures of??

Suzanne Klare said...

Breanna, he's just spamming us, thinks he's funny. Just ignore him!

breanna;) said...

I will, it just creeps me out.

Suzanne Klare said...

Hey, you're online! I get that it creeps you out, but they'll only come back if you react to them, they like that.

Breanna ;) said...

You're right,Suzanne.