Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior

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Wang Luo mercenary tasked get a sword named Nobitsura Kage. However, during the execution of this simple task turns out that for the sword hunt demons from a parallel universe. And if they take possession of the sword, then the world will end …

Flying Wild Hog – small but talented studio, which is the second time this pleases players militant “old school”. And the developers do not just do “something in the spirit” – they are well versed in the matter. The plot, the main character, scenery, weapons, level design – all done with an eye on the best action games of the nineties.

Although the Japanese-Chinese setting is taken from the original game of the same name, and an abundance of juicy frazochek frank banter explicitly refers to the elder brother Shadow Warrior – Duke Nukem 3D. Very beautiful modern graphics in sharp contrast to the prehistoric elements at play. During the game, not feeling that you run heaps of screens – just like in the good old action movies on the engine Build. Special chic – it’s easter eggs, which recreated the individual elements of the original Shadow Warrior – right in pixel art.

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However, do not get bored of the game and those who are older shooters never seen. Shadow Warrior offers conventionally heroic story with savory dialogue, good character development system and dizzying boevki. The hero has a demon helper, explaining to him where were the monsters and what they need. This creature utterly stinging, and the main character is not in debt. Their conversation could easily decorate any comic book fantasy.

Have to deal with opponents using katanas, various ranged weapons so magic – and the fight hotter obtained nowhere. That’s the opposite edge of the street come hordes of bloodthirsty demons. Wang Luo published shoots them from the machine. Some monsters nada, others die in explosions surrounding objects – but opponents so much that even this does not stop the wave of attackers. It comes time to take up the katana. Couple stun spells to slow down bloodthirsty creatures, swing a sword – and now their heads in a beautiful slo-mo flying with ugly necks. And such vivid scenes here at every step.

Toward the end, however, the dynamics of abating. Opponents are becoming more viable, and kill them are slow, and not to be devoured, you need to cut circles for not too spacious arenas. Cartridges end up in the right time, and often have to kill enemies with magic, rolled or traditionally low-powered gun. And as you progress through the game becomes easier – the developers have come up with a good system that allows to balance complexity. More damage than was our hero, the stronger becomes his punches and shots. Similarly, the opposite – the more we have used magic, the stronger the enemies are in the neighborhood. With all the bosses a little easier: if you constantly move and shoot in the right places, they do not cause problems.

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Besides recession dynamics missing and more minor bugs. Vial health probably can claim the worst in history – the first two hours of the game until you get used to fancy fonts, very difficult to understand what percentage of life you have left. Localization also leaves much to be desired – many jokes in the original sound much juicier than the Russian version. And for “Ki energy” it would be necessary to banish interpreter Shaolin Monastery.

During the passage constantly come across various caches and other small pleasures. For example, at levels often rabbits – and, of course, they can shoot. But some eared are possessed by demons – and such creatures can give appropriate resistance. In the background is included hard rock and rabbit blackens and starts throwing a hero, inflicting massive damage. Another memorable element – cookies with predictions. Let the jokes are stupid and bearded, and the therapeutic effect in the five points of life weather does not, but for some reason every pechenjushkami sincerely rejoice.

Funny, bloody, dynamic and full of surprises game teetering on the brink between the “shooter” and slasher. If you like action games mid and late nineties, and especially – the old Shadow Warrior, then this remake of a big pleasure.

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