Pandora's Tower is a jrpg game for the WII and developed by Ganbrion which was the company’s first original project. The conception of the game was pretty interesting as Ganbrion used to do a lot of licensed games and Nintendo gave them the chance to make them develop their own game.
The story is set in a fictional place called Imperia and is focused on a soldier called Aeron who must explore the 13 towers to stop a curse from turning his wife Elena into a monster. With the aid of Oraclos Chain, Aeron fights enemies and solves puzzles as he tries to save Elena. As you progress through the game you find out more into why the towers were made and why the curse was placed on Elena.
The main goal is to reach the top of the towers to defeat the masters of the towers to cure the curse. However, there are several puzzles along the way that require the use of the Oculus Chain to grapple objects and to traverse around the tower. It can also be used in combat as well like binding enemies and throwing them around. It is not that simple as you have to find chains that are locking the doors to the masters and you must destroy them to reach them.
You level up and increase stats as you defeat enemies. When you defeat masters of towers, your Oculus Chain becomes more powerful and capable of performing other attacks. You can find documents to help you in your journey along the way in the towers. There are healing springs you can find to restore your health and cure you of your ailments and when you need it.You have to collect flesh from the monsters you defeat to help reverse the curse and the more dangerous the monster, the more effective it is. Finding master flesh from defeating bosses from the tower resets the clock and it’s the only way that can stop the curse from fulfilling its destiny. However, flesh can expire after a while so use it wisely. Quality of flesh will slow down the timer and master flesh restarts it all together.
In addition to a wide variety of weapons at your disposal, you can find items to use as required. You can find accessories and create equipment as well but keep in mind it may need to be repaired from time to time and it can be a bit costly.The game has a day and night cycle so items and enemies encountered, will often vary.