Lost in Shadow, for the Wii, is a 2D platform game set in a 3D world. That sounds strange, but essentially, you play as your (severed) shadow and maneuver the shadows of the platforms in the real world as you climb up a tower to reunite your shadow to your body.
I’m at 48.7 % in the game, literally 10% for each hour on average, and I must say it’s certainly a different type of platform game. You still have your traditional elements of hovering platforms, rotating pipes, really mean looking circular saws that go back and forth, and crazy monsters to dodge and kill.
The neat thing about being in the shadow, is being able to manipulate the light, therefore, manipulating your surrounding platforms’ shapes. This is the really neat aspect of the game that sets it apart from a lot of platforms. Basically, if a platform is too low, you may be able to manipulate the light in the real world so that you can change the degree of elevation between you and the platform.
Melee is terrible in this game, the monsters deal a lot of damage to you and they come in all sorts as well as packs. I had to set the difficult to Easy at some floors because I just could not fend off the monsters.
As for the story, I wasn’t so captivated by it. Platform games generally have a hard time balancing familiar gameplay with narrative. You basically get the lore of the tower via memories, but nothing much on the actual story except for, maybe 4 or 5 cutscenes.
Tips and Tricks to get from Lower Tower to 41st Floor (where I’m at now)
*You have to get the 3 “Monitor Eyes” to pass each stage, and luckily, they’re in order that you should get them. Meaning if you didn’t get the first Monitor Eye, but you get the second, it shows you that the first and third are missing. This is very good for backtracking, so you know when to advance in the that particular stage and when not to.
*ALWAYS find memories (purple-y auras) if you can! This increases your “weight”, which is basically your HP. 0.10 kg may not sound like a lot, but 10 of them means 1.kg, which is a lot of HP! Also applies to reading the hint boards of the game!
*When it comes to melee, NEVER jump forward into an enemy. I realize that the reason why they hurt you is because they have spikes on their backs and behinds! Which is totally not fair to me. Thus, when an enemy is ready to attack you, either jump back, or run back. Sorry, no dodge roll this time!
*Always use your B button on the Wiimote to look for contraptions you can move. You may think its a dead end, but don’t be fooled… that pipe could probably be moved.