Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Released: 6 Dec 2016
Reviewed: 12 Dec 2018
Platform: PC

A great top down stealth game with a few minor drawbacks. The art style is lovely, and the mechanics for moving about, hiding bodies and view cones are solid. Voice acting is good, although clips are repeated a lot and can get annoying. I found the camera angles frequently getting in the way. The game is also based around quick save/load which thankfully has short loading times, but it's sometimes annoying that it's just constant trial and error rather than being able to plan something and pull it off. Also, whilst I understand that the emphasis is on real time - the game could sorely do with a pause function. Overall definitely worth playing something that feels original and well made.

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