Wenjia is just a traditional platformer, isn’t it? Well no, it’s not! It’s much more then that.
Available today on Xbox One and PC, running as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Wenjia comes across as just your bog-standard platformer. But begin to spend a little time with this title and you’ll find huge levels that are full of secrets.
The most basic of these – and the one that is the biggest focus – is that of the parallel light and dark worlds. With different paths across the realms ensuring steady progress, you’ll need to travel back and forth between them in order to survive the world and the perils it brings.
Enchanting 2D artwork plays host to this world and with the promise of a sizeable adventure plus more than a dozen speed running challenges should that be your thing, content wise Wenjia seems to be a rich experience.
Of course, we’ll only find out exactly how good it is by going hands-on with Wenjia and you would do well to ensure you read our review prior to heading to the Xbox Store or Win10 Store and splashing the cash. £12.49 is never going to really break the bank though so if you fancy giving Wenjia a shot, the option is there.
Are you ready to cross between worlds and save the forest before it’s too late?
The world of WENJIA is one that shifts between the realms of Matter and Energy. The realms of Matter and Energy mirror each other in perfect duality. However, certain entities in the Energy Realm have evolved into matter-less sentient beings. The game’s kitten protagonist (a cat-shaped energy entity) and spirits are all examples of such beings. Pure energy entities can travel freely between the two realms. The story of WENJIA thus unfolds… A forest’s longstanding tranquility is shattered by a sudden earthquake. As lava bursts forth from the ground, the mountain’s spirits find themselves surrounded by fiery death. By controlling a kitten, the player must overcome numerous obstacles in the wild to reach the burning heart of the mountain and rescue the spirits before it’s too late. Cross-Realm Travels WENJIA is a 2D platform game with puzzle-solving elements. Players can freely travel between two realms, each of them with different challenges and obstacles. Players must utilize both realms’ mechanisms to reach their final goal. Soothing In-game Environment WENJIA’s exquisite hand-drawn graphics bring out both the vivid colorfulness of the Matter Realm and the fantastical strangeness of the Energy Realm. The sharp contrast between the two realms offers the players a unique visual feast. Working with game audio talents from Russia, WENJIA’s sound team has created an immersive fantasy environment that features deep woods, eerie ruins, and raging volcanos. Simple Gameplay WENJIA’s simplified gameplay makes it easy for everyone to enjoy the game. However, the challenging level design does test the players’ reflexes and ability to strategize.