Wik and the Fable of Souls

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Wik and the Fable of Souls
Wikcover.jpg
Developer(s) Reflexive Entertainment
Publisher(s) Reflexive Entertainment
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Net Jet
Release September 14, 2004 (PC)
December 14, 2005 (Xbox 360)
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single-player

Wik and the Fable of Souls is a platform video game developed by Reflexive Entertainment. The main character, Wik uses a combination of jumping and his long, grapple-like tongue to navigate the world. Accompanying Wik on his journey is a mule-like creature named Slotham. On each level the player must capture a set number of grubs and deliver them to Slotham, but getting the grubs to Slotham becomes more and more challenging through each chapter. There are various bugs that try to steal the grubs or directly harm Wik, and on some levels Wik can fall off the platforms into the abyss. Each level includes three gems; a ruby, an emerald, and a diamond, finding all of these throughout the course of the game is required in order to achieve the best ending.

The game is divided into 16 level sets of 8 levels each (or, on the Xbox 360 version, over 120 levels total). The game features a challenge mode which involves practicing acrobatics and other tricks used during normal game play.

Wik and the Fable of Souls won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize in the downloadable games section at the 2005 Independent Games Festival, and also makes an appearance as one of the Xbox Live Arcade games on the Xbox 360.[1] It was made available on Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Vol. 1. The PC version of the game was made available for Steam on May 13, 2007. In 2010, it was removed from Steam,[2] but can be obtained via Amazon.com.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankingsPC: 87.00%[4]
X360: 77.62%[5]
MetacriticX360: 77/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer8/10[11]
GameSpotPC: 9/10[7]
X360: 7.5/10[8]
GamesRadar+4/5 stars[10]
IGN7.8/10[12]
TeamXbox8/10[9]

Wik and the Fable of Souls received positive reviews from critics upon release, with the Xbox 360 version receiving more reviews than the PC version, however. On Metacritic, the Xbox 360 version of the game holds a score of 77/100 based on 20 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[6] On GameRankings, the game holds scores of 87.00% for the PC version based on 2 reviews[4], and 77.62% for the Xbox 360 version based on 21 reviews.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ XBox 360 Game Wik and the Fable of Souls Selected as the Downloadable Game of the Year - Xbox 360 News at GameSpot
  2. ^ No more on steam?
  3. ^ Wik on Amazon.com
  4. ^ a b "Wik & the Fable of Souls for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Wik & the Fable of Souls for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Wik & the Fable of Souls for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ Mueller, Greg (25 August 2005). "Wik and the Fable of Souls for PC Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 28 October 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  8. ^ Kasavin, Greg (19 December 2005). "Wik: The Fable of Souls for Xbox 360 Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  9. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (19 December 2005). "Wik: The Fable of Souls Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on 23 December 2005. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  10. ^ Graziani, Gabe (19 April 2006). "Wik: Fable of Souls - Xbox Live Arcade review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  11. ^ Bramwell, Tom (11 August 2006). "Review - Wik: Fable of Souls". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 29 August 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  12. ^ Onyett, Charles (15 December 2005). "IGN: Wik: The Fable of Souls Review". IGN. Archived from the original on 18 December 2005. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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