LostWinds is like being a little kid again and playing Super Mario Bros. for the first time on NES... intuitive and original, you command Toku, a small boy, and Enril, a wind spirit across a puzzling world, acquiring new wind powers along the way allowing you to reach new areas all the time.
It's also like Mario because you can beat it in an unbelievably short time... I spent 2 1/2 hours beating it, another hour getting the pointless 24 collectible totem poles, then half hour playing from the beginning again just for kicks... I've had my fill of it for now, but for 10 bucks, not so bad... I might be in the mood to play it through again like I used to play through Mario Bros. as a kid over and over again, and get really good at it... It's just that fun to run around and knock Toku around with blasts of wind, easily blown by waving the wii remote pointer.
That said, now that I realize how short this game actually is, I think I might have been happier downloading My Life as A King for 5$ more, and at least having something more to do after 3 days of owning it... Still, LostWinds is a great ride, and a very gorgeous game. It's an episodic title, so there will be several sequels, probably all just as short, but if that's the case, I think I don't need to spend ten more dollars to get another 2 1/2 hours of fun... Movie theaters are cheaper! Unless you get popcorn.