Japan – Edo Period; 1620. Five highly specialized assassins fight for the Shogun in his war against conspiracy and rebellion. Take control of this deadly team and sneak through the shadows between dozens of enemies. Choose your approach when infiltrating mighty castles, snowy mountain monasteries or hidden forest camps. Set up traps, poison your opponents or completely avoid contact. You decide!Read full description
Japan – Edo Period; 1620. Five highly specialized assassins fight for the Shogun in his war against conspiracy and rebellion. Take control of this deadly team and sneak through the shadows between dozens of enemies. Choose your approach when infiltrating mighty castles, snowy mountain monasteries or hidden forest camps. Set up traps, poison your opponents or completely avoid contact. You decide!
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Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun will play in a very similar way to the Commandos series or Desperados Wanted Dead or Alive. It's a top down stealth based game that allows you to control five different characters, each with different passive and active abilities. Each of the 13 missions will have you controlling anywhere from 2-5 of the game's characters allowing them the ability to design missions around certain characters strengths or allowing each to contribute in different sections. Every mission has nine activities you can complete to earn a badge and three different difficulty settings, these don't unlock any new gameplay features but can give you a reason to try out certain missions with different playstyles or cause you to limit yourself to make the game more challenging. The game has good production values with some nice looking maps, good voice acting, a good soundtrack, and I only ran into a bug twice (one that caused a patrol to get stuck and one that prevented a badge from unlocking). There is more of a story to the game than Commandos offers, more like Desperados with the characters having more personality. The character personalities are shown more in the actual gameplay as well with them having different lines of dialogue based on the situation, time of day, or weather. One of the only negatives is that three of the characters have the same passive skills, one just has less passive skills, each has their primary weapon as an ability, and all of them share two of their five abilities (a gun with limited ammo and a healing item). Though each character only has three unique abilities they might have more options available, four of the characters can change their melee attack to be nonlethal, two abilities allow you to have new actions once used, and a grenade weapon one character uses can be switched between explosive or a non lethal gas. One of my favorite games of 2016 and one fans of the games it is based on or fans of stealth games should play.
Shadow Tactics is awesome. I am not really good at strategy\puzzle games so I had some hard time completing this one. I was attracted by the medieval Japan setting which reminded me of Tenchu, and was really satisfied by the stealth mechanics and by the strategies you can come up with to even the odds against lots of enemy soldiers. The missions challenge you with different situations and stealth puzzles to solve and beware: stealth here is the only solution, there is no way to fight through enemies once you are spotted. It's a slow paced game where you have to think every move, so it's good to play it with a good coffee by your side. Of course you can save your progress whenever you want (there is even a save reminder which is great) and re-load to try every possible solution. I can't really find any cons, maybe the story is a bit weak as the characters. Anyway if you love strategy and old school stealth games in pure Commandos or Desperados style then you can't really miss this one! I am looking forward for a sequel!
If I remember correctly Commandos was first game I ever played on my PC, and till this day I feel nostalgic when I think of this game. Perhaps Shadow Tactics was aimed for people like me because this is a perfect nostalgia trip for everyone who played this classic game. Game is almost exact copy minus of course the settings because instead of warzone we get feudal japan. Good solid classic game.
This is a great callback to a mostly forgotten genre. The various characters are all fun to play and each level is like an organic puzzle. It's very rewarding to get through each level and you will feel very clever when you come up with a unique solution to a problem. It can get a little tedious at times and you will most likely do a lot of quick-save spam, but that's just going to come with the territory. Definitely worth it, give the demo a shot first!
Shadow Tactics is real jewel, great game that basically represents Commandos in 16th century Japan. Game that showed up practically without some big announcement and stoled hearts of many old school players. Game follows the story of four agents that are recruited by samurai Mugen to confront warlord Kage-sama. Every character has unique set of abilities like in Commandos and Desperados, and you need to combine them to successfully finish the mission. Story is pretty solid for this type of game, but one of the best features is excellent gameplay that doesn't have any major flaw. Game looks amazing, with many details and with great music and sound effects that combines into great game atmosphere. This is great example how games should be done. If you are old school player who loves Desperados and Commandos...or even if you are not one of them, you should definitely try this game!
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