The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Pro Reviews
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The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Reviews7
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|Digital Chumps||7.6/10||Nov 04 '09|
|IGN DS||8.0/10||Oct 05 '09|
|Neoseeker||4.0 / 10||Nov 06 '09|
|1UP||C+||Oct 27 '09|
|Games Radar||7/10||Oct 02 '09|
|Kombo DS||5.0/10||Oct 27 '09|
|Worthplaying||7.5/10||Oct 25 '09|
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The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Previews
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|Kotaku||Aug 28 '09|
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|IGN DS||Aug 20 '09|
|Worthplaying||Sep 22 '09|
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"The Wizard of Oz name probably brings to mind memories of the Lollipop guild and catchy tunes from somewhere over the rainbow. XSEED's role-playing game on DS uses the fondly remembered franchise's moniker, but it seems to have taken the mantra "follow the yellow brick road" a bit too seriously. Outside of a few nods to the classic story (like characters Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, and, of course, the titular Wizard), the game only bears a thin resemblance to the original tale. You spend the majority of the game as Dorothy following road after road on a quest to repossess magical winged eggs from the four "evil," seasonally themed witches (spring, summer, and so on). Each witch has her own kingdom made up of three areas, and collecting the eggs allows you to infiltrate them: find the egg in the first area to move on to the second, and find the egg there to move to the third where you'll fight the witch in a boss battle. Rinse and repeat."
"The Wizard Of Oz, that enduring tale of a young girl invading a foreign country, crushing the local populace and stealing their shoes, has been ‘re-imagined’ here as a JRPG – and it’s a striking, unusual JRPG too. It starts as you’d expect, with Dorothy and Toto uprooted by a storm and dropped into the magical land of Oz. ..."
"At first glance you might assume that The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is just a random piece of licensed shovelware. You’d be wrong. XSEED again adds depth to its US publishing repertoire with this surprisingly fun role-playing experience, complete with stylus-only controls that are actually fun, and gameplay that’s simple enough for newcomers while still being deep enough for open-minded hardcore players too. The game loses a little while it walks the line between every-gamer and die-hard though, so for every neat mechanic there’s also an overwhelming feel of repetitious “ease-in” throughout the game. The ratio and elemental system are both nice additions, but they’re also a bit shallow. The battle system is fun, but nearly every fight feels similar in strategy and execution. The world is inspired, but then ultimately pretty two dimensional and formulaic. If you’re looking for a laid back RPG to sink into, or want a simple game to get younger players into the genre, Oz has you covered; otherwise there are far deeper offerings on the system."
"From the developer of the later Wild Arms titles comes an RPGified take on the class tale of The Wizard of Oz. It sounds promising; we take a look at the execution."