After recently completing The Will of the Wisps, I realised that this series is probably my favourite gaming series ever. I loved, bought and completed the first game twice (which is something I haven’t done with any other game) and I’m considering buying Will of the Wisps for Switch as well (seeing as it apparently runs at a rock solid 60fps on the Lite). No other game has had such an emotional impact on me before, not even the revered Witcher 3 (which left me breathless afterwards).
So if you completed the games and know the way it ended, how do you see the series continuing from there? I sat with extreme emotional turmoil at the “aw snap” moment at the end of Will of the Wisps, knowing that the series has now effectively ended and I’ll never experience such an artful piece of gaming again.
Will of the Wisps has another of those achievements. I’d argue the boss fights would be pretty much impossible to finish without dying at least once. Especially the final boss fight… Man, that thing took me a good 20 attempts to do.
The timed sections (escape sequences) in the sequel weren’t that bad, to be honest. I completed a few of them on my first try. The new auto save feature is pretty helpful though, and it saves VERY frequently and usually just before a section that would spell certain demise.
It’s not so much “timed” as it is a rush of water, falling rocks, lava, etc. chasing you, with the penalty for it “catching” you being to redo the sequence again. The sequences aren’t long (roughly 2 minutes or so), but they are incredibly challenging.