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Shadow Warrior

Developer: Flying Wild Hog Publisher: Devolver Digital
26 September 2013
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A gameplay smoothie from games like Painkiller, Serious Sam and Doom wrapped in a Chinese setting. But Shadow Warrior looks like a faded clone and an unremarkable game against their background:

- Very inconvenient use of magic through a quick double-click of the WASD buttons and the right mouse button. Because of this, you don’t want to use it at all. In truth, two abilities here will have to be pressed constantly throughout the game: a special katana strike and a heal, which causes you a little discomfort every time.
- Poor variety of enemies. Each new, stronger one is presented as a mini-boss, but after about the middle of the game, they no longer appear and the difficulty begins to increase only due to their simultaneous number on the battle arena.
- An uninteresting plot (collect 3 swords and kill an antagonist that you have never seen), almost unmemorable characters, except, perhaps, only the alter ego of the main character from the world of shadows - the spirit Hoji, who constantly comments on what is happening and communicates with us with sharp phrases.
- The set of weapons seems to be quite good (from a katana to a grenade launcher), but each one is somehow insipid in terms of shooting and gaming sensations. I only liked the crossbow, with which I basically ran the whole game, since it has an excellent upgrade for remote detonation of fired bolts. Slashing enemies only becomes fun towards the end of the game, when you get the last iteration of the sword.
- Monotonous pace: we kill enemies - we loot the neighborhood, it is very tiring. Boss battles, like the bosses themselves, are almost the same: shoot at the plates, dodging the projectiles flying at you.
- Improving skills and magic gives practically nothing. Yes, you can raise a little HP and stamina for yourself, make sure that you find more ammo and money, but there are no really cool ones. Moreover, nothing is clear from the description of literally half, and the interface for choosing these upgrades is simply unsuccessfully made.
- Lots of bugs, mostly in localization and environment design. One of the characters in one of the final cut-scenes was just half under the location.

As a result, you can, of course, mindlessly run through the Shadow Warrior, but the only thing I left to describe the game is in one word - boring.
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2013 remake....the original game, you actually used the huge arsenal of weapons cause they all felt AWESOME and badass...this game? well its an FPS game where all the weapons basically suck and feel like shit to use, so you have to use a sword 95% of the time and it gets old after level 2. yeah, thats right. they want you to use a badass sword to cut up your enemies and gib them all day long but you get sick of it after level 2.

the upgrade system feels shoehorned in. like all you do is get the healing stuff ASAP then you can heal anytime anywhere and it just gets tedious. yeah this game is REALLY tedious.

COMPLETE bullet sponge enemies. like instead of having good enemy placement and thought of designs, you get wave based combat where they just throw x amount of enemies and you in an arena and give a score when you beat them, unlocking the next glowing door to progress. its just not fun, plain and simple..

Its especially not fun when they throw in shamans that can respawn enemies, enemies with giant shields you have to circle strafe around to kill that takes forever, and enemies with only one way to defeat them (big glowing ball on their back) that ACTUALLY take around 10 minutes of constant attacks to kill. story was really lame and the forced in sidekick really felt nothing more than some developer geek trying his hand at roleplaying over a microphone...utterly cringeworthy shit and the humor falls flat 95% of times..


look atleast the graphics are ok and the sword is satisfying a bit to use slashing off limbs and shit but god it cannot redeem the faults....really though... One word: bullets sponge

AVOID.

5/10
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  • vibrii 2022-02-20 14:17:38.753657+00
    Most boring game i have ever played
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