“The Wonderful 101 is masterful in its treatment of assumptions. Tutorials are brisk and lacking clarity. Explanations are confusing. Mechanisms are untouched by text.
And yes, we currently inhabit a “safe” gaming landscape of bothersome pop-ups and ridiculed hand holding. For many, they are exaggerated, yet The Wonderful 101′s gameplay identity veers from standards while offering no guidance toward fundamental systems. Platinum has created an in-studio idea hog without letting everyone else take part. Even hours in, pieces feel lost or missing, yet they most likely exist, albeit outside of noted controls.”
Read my full review of The Wonderful 101 at Classic Game Room