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
ReleaseWindows
September 14, 2004
XBLA
  • EU: December 2, 2005
  • NA: December 14, 2005
Genre(s)Platform game
Mode(s)Single-player

Wik and the Fable of Souls, also known in the Xbox 360 version as Wik: 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 made 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
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCXbox 360
EurogamerN/A8/10[4]
GameSpot9/10[5]7.5/10[6]
IGNN/A7.8/10[7]
OXM (US)N/A8/10[8]
PC Format80%[9]N/A
TeamXboxN/A8/10[10]
Aggregate score
Metacritic88/100[11]77/100[12]

Wik and the Fable of Souls received "generally favorable reviews" on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[11][12] PC Format gave it a favorable review over two years after the PC version was released.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XBox 360 Game Wik and the Fable of Souls Selected as the Downloadable Game of the Year". GameSpot. CNET. February 13, 2006. Archived from the original on June 14, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "No more on steam?". Steam. Valve Corporation. October 16, 2010. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Wik & the Fable of Souls [Download]". Amazon.
  4. ^ Bramwell, Tom (August 11, 2006). "Wik: [The] Fable of Souls (Xbox 360)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on August 29, 2006. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Mueller, Greg (August 25, 2005). "Wik & the Fable of Souls Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Kasavin, Greg (December 19, 2005). "Wik: The Fable of Souls Review (X360)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Onyett, Charles (December 15, 2005). "Wik: The Fable of Souls (X360)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  8. ^ "Wik & the Fable of Souls". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. June 2006. p. 64.
  9. ^ a b "Wik & the Fable of Souls". PC Format. No. 193. Future plc. November 2006. p. 104.
  10. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (December 19, 2005). "Wik: The Fable of Souls Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 23, 2005. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Wik & the Fable of Souls for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Wik & the Fable of Souls for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 26, 2017.

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