YMMV: Pandora's Tower

aka: Pandoras Tower Until I Return To Your Side
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  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Boss fight themes. Furthermore, the music that Elena sings to is Liebestraum by Franz Liszt.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Albeit its sales were still modest, the reviews and fans reactions were more positive in Europe than in America, where it's considered one of the Wii's most special games (Many even consider it superior to The Last Story). The fact that it was released much sooner there, with the whole hype machine of the three Operation Rainfall games still in full effect, definitely helped.
  • Moe: Elena, at least when she's in human form.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Elena's transformations into a 'beast'.
    • When Elena is slowly being taken over by Zeron, as a side effect of eating the meat of the 12 Masters, she becomes more and more unhinged and almost feral.
    • Zeron's final form in the best ending.
    • Aeron's fate in the game's worst ending which results in a Non Standard Game Over. The look of resignation on his face right before it happens... that's more unsettling than anything seen in Silent Hill.
  • Player Punch: Slaying Elena in the D ending is heartbreaking.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Unless a fur lining is equipped to reduce the probability of having an item broken, the items will break if the character is hit by strong attacks, and repairing them costs money.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Compared to fellow Op. Rainfall games The Last Story and Xenoblade, reaction to this one has been fairly lukewarm. It doesn't help that its developer, Ganbarion, is rather obscure compared to Mistwalker and Monolith Soft, and is mostly being campaigned to be brought over to the States on principle. This may also be due to having a much further American release date compared to its companions, being released on April 16, 2013. By comparison, both Xenoblade and The Last Story were released on April 6, and August 14 in 2012, respectively. The length between this game and the other two was long enough for fans to believe it would remain a No Export for You title, and thus lose interest.


Alternative Title(s):

Pandoras Tower Until I Return To Your Side