Shadows is the next chapter in the Heretic Kingdoms saga. Experience an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. Take on the role of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and then brings them back into the mortal realm as his puppets...
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リリース日: 2014年11月20日

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12月4日

New Update Adds Russian And Polish Language

The next Update for Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is for our friends in Russia and Poland! Enjoy the game in your language! Furthermore the patch contains several fixes and improvements.

All new fixes and improvements at a glance

- added Polish language
- added Russian language
- improved meleee combat mechanics and controls
- improved stability
- reduced the difficulty of Taymurian Ghosts enemies and added loot to them
- added preloading for several maps to have more stable and fluid gameplay
- added Autoloot option to the Gameplay options
- added support for lower resolutions (1024*768, and unoficially also 800*600)
-fixed deselecting recipe when crafting the same items repetitively.
- fixed incorrect keybindings for quicksave and quickload functions
- fixed incorrect selling function when selling from some inventory slots
- fixed formatting of experiences when in large numbers
- fixed the crash when playing with no soundcard
- fixed the ability to kill the Aphotic Queen before entering her lair
- fixed the bug when leaving lower catacombs and immediatly reloading the last autosave
- fixed bug with lost merchants quest not beeing able to report to Arashad
- fixed obstacle not beeing removed when saved the game immediatly after killing Darmok and the Ironclad Golem
- fixed the incorrect behaviour with Taymurian berserkers
- fixed the crash if the player found a replacement for Hermit and visited the Hermit's cavern
- fixed some wrong descriptions for Devourer skills
- fixed several small bugs with interface
- fixed incorrect display of gamepad buttons when playing with controller
- fixed Demonblast skill display error
- fixed description of Cure Dark Spasm from Spores quest
- fixed problem with the Darmok texture under specific conditions
- fixed inventory movement animation display
- fixed scrolling in the crafting interface, added mouse scroll too
- fixed the ability to resurrect the puppets in inventory
- fixed description of Heamorhage skill
- fixed missing sounds in the menu
- improved text visibility on the Death screen
- fixed missing sounds of Soulraven nests
- fixed problem with appearing stairs after fight with Darmok
- fixed problem on the bridge in Kogog'ak

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11月20日

Final Update Completes The First Book "Devourer of Souls"

Final Update adds the new Chapter III and completes the First Book "Devourer of Souls". Chapter III takes place in the cursed jungles of Taymuria, and its capital Dura Tyr. There is also another very special location, but we will leave it to you to discover it ...

All new features and changes at a glance

- A lot of new locations in Taymuria and its ancient capital Dura Tyr, built upon Zikkurat of the Sun.
- Meeting with the greatest being of Heretic Kingdoms universe in a very unique location…
- 2 unique new playable characters – Wood Elemental and Thorn Wasp; both with their own unique skill sets.
- A lot of new gameplay hours
- Improved looting, crafting
- New equipment, spells, dialogues and much more
- Major improvements in game balance
- Removed tons of bugs and problems

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“A well-designed adventure into dark RPG-worlds that has nothing to hide.”
90/100 – http://www.spielemagazin.de/spiele/shadows-heretic-kingdoms-pc/

“Shadows breathes new life into the genre”
4/5 – Calm Down Tom

“It's different than the games it gets compared to, but in many ways, it's far richer.”
RPG Watch

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Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is the next chapter in the Heretic Kingdoms saga and takes place 20 years after the events of Kult: Heretic Kingdoms. It’s an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. In this isometric action RPG, the player takes on the role of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and then brings them back into the mortal realm as his puppets. It's up to him to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or to plunge it into complete disaster…

Story


After four of the five members of a secret order known as Penta Nera were murdered, their souls were swallowed by a pack of Devourers. Since then, they move around the mortal realm as the puppets of the Devourers, as a demonic Penta Nera, and ravage the land in search of the essence of souls.
The fifth member of the order, bent on revenge, makes use of the only way to stop them and summons another Devourer: this one is different from his siblings. He can absorb multiple souls, but sometimes becomes more human or schizophrenic, the more souls he absorbs. He can stop the demonic Penta Nera and save the world, or he can plunge it into complete disaster...

Key Features Of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms

  • Extensive freedom of choice, affecting the course of the game
  • Gripping storyline in a world full of myths, destinies and legendary creatures
  • Two game worlds in one: Wander between the worlds and risk a glimpse into the dark shadow world, where you will also face enemies and solve mystic puzzles.
  • One dark hero, 15 different characters: Devour the souls of your enemies and use a lot of different characters and combat styles.
  • Complete a variety of diverse quests and face creatures in battle that you could only imagine in your worst nightmares!
  • Huge number of fantastical creatures with unique fighting styles and challenges
  • Unique party system

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システム要件

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8; 64 bit
    • Processor: x86 processor, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidiaGeForce 260GTX or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8; 64 bit
    • Processor: x86 processor, 3 GHz +, quad core
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 560GTX or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
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記録時間: 4.6 時間
投稿日: 12月17日
An incredible ARPG game with a big twist - playing as more characters simultaneously! Great gameplay, interesting story, beautiful graphics and stuning soundtrack. Realy great game, would recommend to anyone who is looking for interesting new RPG game :)
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投稿日: 12月16日
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is the next chapter in the Heretic Kingdoms saga and takes place 20 years after the events of Kult: Heretic Kingdoms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv2zlp0tnJ0
It’s an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. In this isometric action RPG, the player takes on the role of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and then brings them back into the mortal realm as his puppets. It's up to him to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or to plunge it into complete disaster!
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151 人中 106 人 (70%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 7.4 時間
投稿日: 11月22日
I have played this game for four hours at this point and am unsure whether to give a thumbs up or a thumbs down. This may be a product of not playing the game enough but in most games I play, by 4 hours you usually know where the game is going.

So this is what I know so far and what I believe people will find useful if they are looking at buying this game. I bought this game because I wanted to try another arpg that marketed itself as being different from the usual model. This game does that. It is story driven and has characters that very much have their own flare and personalities. The voice acting is very good and the dialogue always feels important and interesting. However, I feel that even a story driven game should have fun and interesting combat, or at least cool combat animations. In this game I never found myself saying "Holy (explicative) that was awesome" or "This move is fricking amazing". Instead I found myself mumbling "ok, this a stun/aoe" and "Im not sure why I even picked up this second skill". I tried using both the archer and the barbarian and although the archer seemed a little bit more versatile, the abilities used still seemed lack luster. And maybe this was by design in an effort to make a more grounded game. But in my defense I bought a game where you play as a soul devouring demon who controls/ binds with souls of fallen heroes, and that just sounded a lot more awesome than it turned out to be combat wise. Im choosing to leave out anything dealing with bugs and technical issues because the developers do seem to care whether or not the game runs well and have taken the time to roll out a few updates. For that reason I wont judge the game based on how many times it crashes. But I will say this, when a game comes out of early access, beta, or whatever testing phases it uses and is marketed as a finished game, it should be finished. It shouldn't be released with known crashes or unfinished graphical features (like vsync). With that said the game is under 35 and should get a little slack for technical issues. For me personally it's the combat that kills this game. I plan on finishing the game after the crashes get fixed because I spent money on the game and because it does have a really interesting story line. But if I had known now what it plays like then I woulnt have spent more than $10 on it.

So in conclusion, if you dont care too much about combat or gameplay and mostly judge games based on story and concepts, then this is a game you will love. However if you are like me and want a visceral combat experience where you can feel progression at every skill point, then you will be underwhelmed by this game. As a general piece of advice, give this game another month or so to iron out tech issues. This will be a good game for some and a poor game for others, unfortunately for this reviewer it just wasn't up to snuff. The only reason I chose "No" is because I had to choose something and I wouldn't tell my friends that this is a must have. If you need a number this is a 60/100 and thats assuming tech issues get resolved. I hope this review was helpful(:
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記録時間: 29.3 時間
投稿日: 11月25日
If you are looking for another Diablo game, this is not it.

Cons:

EDIT: No more crashes happened after that first one so I guess this is a non-issue
"It still has some technical issues but I only experienced 1 crash so far and you can say I abused the game quite a lot. Most games can't take the amount of Alt+Tab that I throw at them but this one did. :)"

EDIT: this getting stuck has not happened in a long time.
"The most annoyng technical issue I ran into is related to collision when the character gets stuck on a level difference, and that usually happens when there are 7 enemies around him."


EDIT: the con mentioned on the next row has been solved and combat is now more spectaluar and you can see clearly who you hit (can be seen in episodes 16+ of the series I linked below)

"The combat could be a little more spectacular, and by that I mean, a few more clues of who your abilities hit when you use them." <-not valid anymore as of 03.dec.14

EDIT2: the below mentioned con has been addressed in the patch from 04.dec so now all enemies are manageable.
"EDIT: but I can add a new con and that is about game balance. Some enemies are to tough, some are not tough enough and some characters get loads of good gear, and others you spend 6 levels with the same thing. I know that in this game, stats don't scale like in other arpg's but still it is a little annoying. "

Pros

EDIT: there have been 3-4 patches since launch and they have fixed almost everything that I had a problem with. I really like that they moved pretty fast on issues that mattered and not just promises. I also like they interact with the players here in the Steam Community forums and are open minded about stuff. (I don't have any relation with the developers, I just find them to be some of the cooler people in the business about how they handle stuff)

This game has a nice story, interesting characters and awesome voice acting.

The developers are invested in making the game awesome, and the progression the game has seen in the last 6 months is really impressive, so I have very high hopes, they will fix all the annoying stuff. :)

I find combat to be more satisfying than that of other arpg's because you need to employ tactics when fighting enemies, not just spam Blizzard of Fire :) (I have hundreds of hours of D3 but sometimes it annoys the hell out of me :))

I have made a playthrough series with the hunter/archer and there you can see the tactics I talk about. Once you get past the first chapter, (on normal mode) you will need to synergize your abilities if you want to be able to kill the enemies efficiently. For efficent killing speed, you'll need to use your puppets in synergy. Also you'll need to synergize your Devourer and your Puppets since some enemies need both to be killed.(you can see this in episode 8 of my series if you want)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5M3T6ArHoE


EDIT: If you feel that my review is solely to boost my videos, please do not visit them, but go and find gameplay footage on youtube from other people. There is plenty to choose from. I wrote this review because I love this game, how it progressed and how it is still progressing.

Edit:

If you want to see why I am optimistic about this game take a look at how the game was 6 months ago compared to how it is now and you'll see the progress I am talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ADizNWHe8
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40 人中 30 人 (75%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 9.6 時間
投稿日: 10月30日
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I had been jumping from game to game looking for something with an interesting story to follow that wasn't long winded as heck. This game is pretty interesting because you get to play as a demon and its 'puppet(s)'

When I first started playing I thought it was going to be just the demon and one character...then I found another puppet...I also went to the soul place and saw many soul diases.

Best Mechanic (Pre-10/30/2014 Patch): Collecting new puppets.
Worst Mechanic (Pre-10/30/2014 Patch): Loot, The RNG hates me...
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19 人中 17 人 (89%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 16.9 時間
投稿日: 11月24日
This game is amazingly well done. Excellent story line thus far, flexibility in how you approach things, and an innovative method of dealing with a "party" type situation without having a party following you. You are able to switch back and forth between playing a soul devourer and his many meat puppets. The game pay reminds me on some levels of the genius of the old game Soulbringer,in that you uncover things and sometimes need to accomplish objectives both on the mortal plane, and on the astral.

The environments are stunningly beuatiful, especially when playing using the DirectX 11 drivers. This is an amazingly well-done game. This is not your typical hack and slasher. Some moral grey areas throughout on potential situations. I have not played far enough through with multiple playthroughs to determine how this affects the overarching story or potential endings yet, but I cannot wait to keep on plugging away and explore those sorts of options. A very enjoyable game. Well-done.
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23 人中 19 人 (83%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 30.2 時間
投稿日: 11月23日
Wow, great game! I'm only 8 hours in, but I've completed Chapter I, so I think I have a good taste of the game. There's just nothing about this game I can critize. The UI, the character inventory, the crafting, the voice acting, the graphics, the writing, game performance are all just great. I've experienced no bugs or glitches, at all. And, above all, the game is fun. The combat isn't revolutionary, or even evolutionary, but it works and it's fun in the way it's implemented. The difficulty on normal is reasonable. There's a nice strong story, too, which is tied to your character's backstory. This is just the game I've been looking for; all fun and no headaches.
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36 人中 25 人 (69%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 12.5 時間
投稿日: 11月8日
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you can play with 1 hand most the time. your other hand is only needed for the heal button and still attacking button. you can switch in and out of different souls. you can be a monster, a animal person, a slow super armored zombie. you can go to the shadow world, and it also works like a puzzle mechanic. like zombies that cant die, unless you kill the souls in the shadow world.
yes its a diablo clone, but then it dosnt matter if it was a fps, strategy, 2d platformer. most everything is a clone of mutiple things. its a little buggy, combat can be sluggish, items are kinda hard to pick up, crafting is lacking only because you buy the recipies and they can be useless by the time you can make em. alot of crafting mats that just sit in your bag because you havnt gotten to a place with recipes that use them.
its not complete, but its fun. havnt played that much, but i already have 5 souls. if what i read is true, then this game will give alot of play time. if you can afford to buy it then buy it, you can be a armored zombie monster that crushes everything.
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21 人中 16 人 (76%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 18.3 時間
投稿日: 11月26日
Gameplay Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLIimXdq5c0

+ Visuals & Level design
+ Voice Acting
+ Easy to get to grips with
+ Exploration and questing
+ Fluent movement
+ Dual-realm mechanics and puzzles
+ Moral choices
+ Easy to sink hours into
+ Multiple characters to choose from
+ Expansive maps
+ Very challenging bosses

- Story is poorly presented
- No co-op
- Combat is slow to begin
- Gear Drops are fairly rare
- Prologue is a poor first impression

Overall I would recommend this game for people who are willing to give it a chance. Once you get past the first couple hours, combat becomes more fluid and exciting and the story begins to open up. Not recommended if you are looking for a fast paced ARPG focused on gear and loot drops.
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53 人中 33 人 (62%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 41.6 時間
投稿日: 11月20日
Definitely YES. This game is a fresh breeze in nowadays RPGs! Cool characters, many skill variations, tough gameplay, cool graphics, great atmosphere and storyline! Thumbs up for the developers from Slovakia!
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37 人中 24 人 (65%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.4 時間
投稿日: 9月14日
早期アクセスレビュー
Heretic Kingdoms: Shadows
Early Access Gameplay

Played it for a bit but this game really surprised me. Kinda slow paced hack-and-slash which is refreshing after the Diablo's and Torchlights of this world. You also play as 2 characters, one Deamon and the character it has ressurected which is an interesting twist to the good old party system. Switching characters changes the surroundigs to an alternate world or the 'real' world, each with it's own enemies and physics. You can use your souls to ressurrect your character if it dies, which is quite fun mechanic. You lose health quite easily, and if you are near dead you hear your heartbeat go faster and faster until you die and are ressurected again. So dying isn't a big problem which is kinda cool.

Graphics are good, sound is excellent and animations are fine. Had a fun time until now, so I can recommend this game.
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19 人中 14 人 (74%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 2.7 時間
投稿日: 11月22日
Amazing game and really enjoying playing it just like Diablo 3. Graphics are nice, gameplay is smooth and the characters likeable. Story is not bad either. Finding that changing into other characters makes the game more interesting.
Just bought it and have not played much yet. Will update the review once I have played more.
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10 人中 9 人 (90%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 49.5 時間
投稿日: 11月29日
This game is indeed a game.

Pros:
Extremely good voice acting and witty dialogue, it's similar to David Eddings Belgariad\Mallorean, if you have read it.
Fitting graphical style.
Extreme moddability which is only going to improve.
Very good release and post-release support.
A real storytelling.

Cons:
performance can suffer hiccups. being worked on.
Too short, but that is getting fixed too.
A crafting system that feels too restrictive.
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20 人中 14 人 (70%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 2.0 時間
投稿日: 11月26日
I'll be honest: I was gladly surprised by this game.
After disappointements like Sacred 3 and Diablo 3 (no wonder Valve refuses to release HL3 xD) I was in need of this type of game. And I've gotta say: Diablo II is still amazing! But I wanted something new :/
Now don't expect this to be another cheap Diablo clone. Like Torchlight, this game is able to withstand on its own with an interesting blend of puzzle mechanics with the ones of a regular RPG xD
If you are in need of an action RPG, this is your best bet!
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18 人中 12 人 (67%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 3.4 時間
投稿日: 6月24日
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After a few major updates I decided to look at this game again. I have to change my recommendation after seeing the amount of changes and reworking that's gone on in this game. When I initially played this game, I had a lot of concerns, but many have been addressed.

The skill trees have been updated. The new layout and utilization of skill points shows much more thought. The early placeholder skill trees were pretty concerning.

They've added some more Puppets (the playable characters that you can switch between) and reworked some of the systems. I'm glad to see that the puppets work more cohesively in some battles and you're expected to switch them more actively in some fights. Earlier in development, each puppet seemed best used independently. This is probably the most pleasing change I've noticed in gameplay because this is the key feature of the game and I hope this trend continues.

Targeting and attacking was a major issue the last time few times I played the game. Finally it feels like you have some control over combat and your character isn't blind. There are still a lot of issues with getting stuck attacking nothing, items that can't be looted, movement being too unresponsive to dodge many attacks... but they've made progress.

They've added and changed a lot of content and you can now actually see some of the game's artistic character. I was very worried about the numerous generic npcs and not-so-great effects early on but, now I'm starting to see some impressively imaginative character models and scenery emerging, I am pretty hopeful.

Lots of breaking things. It gets tedious after a while to break every pot, urn, and box in every room for more items. I can see some players getting sick of this and skipping it since it is often not very rewarding. It may take a third of my gameplay sometimes just breaking things while going through areas.

After following this game for a while, I think that the developers are capable on following through with their promises and making a solid game. They still have a way to go, but I'd say that this may be one of the safer early access titles at this point.

** I have played this game for significantly longer than my steam timer says. I've played it without connection to the steam server and on a friend's computer and account.
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39 人中 23 人 (59%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 1.6 時間
投稿日: 11月20日
First Impressions:

Beautiful graphics, excellent voice acting, and solid combat. Based on my research, the game offers roughly 10-15 hrs per character (there are three), which potentially gives players 30-45 hours worth of play time. I also discovered that free DLC will be offered early 2015 that adds 5-10 hours per character. For $29.99, 45-75 hours worth of play time (DLC included) isn't something to scoff at. Worth a look if you don't mind playing single player only action RPGs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saQDC9S87rw

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19 人中 12 人 (63%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 25.0 時間
投稿日: 11月21日
Games Freaking Cool, its a Nice Spin on Dungeon Crawler I recommend this too any one who wants bit of diffrence in there Action Rpg's. Enjoy all.
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10 人中 7 人 (70%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 6.3 時間
投稿日: 11月29日
Graphics: 7.5
Music/Sound Effects: 7
Voice Acting: 8.5
Story: 8.5
Combat: 4.5

I like this game, but I could have loved it, the story writers and voice actors have for the most part knocked it out of the park, the idea behind the game is solid and novel, it's like League of Legends single player. You get lots of characters to choose from, all different with their own novel little twists, and you can switch freely between them (The devourer and up to 3 souls in combat, but you can return to the realm of shadows to change your line-up).

Combat... if only it played with the fluidity and sense of impact that League of Legends has it would be stellar but sadly
it doesn't. Your character seems to just plant himself in the ground when you use an ability, combat animations are underwhelming and enemy’s don't react much until you kill them when there is a bit of a ragdoll effect.

I am still going to give this a thumbs up because I can see myself finishing it because of the story.

Devs if you read this please do yourselves a favour and make the combat fun and fluid with impactful abilities, fix that and you have a guaranteed sale for every expansion from this arpg player.
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10 人中 7 人 (70%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 26.2 時間
投稿日: 12月1日
12 years ago today, I played Vampire the Masquerade –Redemption. It was not mainstream, from a small studio, with occasional bugs but funny as hell. Similar is Shadows. I started with beta version and there were problems but with every patch game got better and more stable. Since official release I had no crashes and game runs fine. I tested this game on 2560*1440 and it looks and runs great. Very attractive element of Shadows Heretic Kingdoms is its main character and a unique party system. You can switch between the Devourer and up to three party members, each with their own special abilities. You can even switch between worlds to survive otherwise lost battles, avoid traps and solve puzzles. First I played as Jasper, archer and I liked his stunning arrows. Later I acquired Urshak, a little one, who can make bombs and traps and I liked him even more. During next hours I was able to play with more characters with quite different combat styles.
Music is great, done by Budapest orchestra.
You can buy a mainstream game for triple price only to realize later that its nothing special but if you are looking for something unusual you should try these small budget games.
Almost all new games, even with millions of dollars budgets, have some bugs and problems and Shadows in no exception but unique and funny environment, characters and story makes it for 20 euro a game worth buying.
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18 人中 11 人 (61%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 10.8 時間
投稿日: 11月21日
This game was awesome, if your into rpg's its a must have for your collection!
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