Shadow Warrior (PS4)
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Based on the 1997 classical hit, Shadow Warrior is an ambitious reboot, reimagined with a blend of modern design, inventive combat mechanics, and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang's comical rise to legend. The game tells the eccentric tale of Zilla Enterprise's corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade's connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.
Shadow Warrior on PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One will benefit from a high quality reshaped graphics and boasts tons of exciting content exclusive to make Lo Wang's adventure even more sanguinarily thrilling:
- New Arena mode where Lo Wang faces off against waves of enemies in three custom-designed environments
- All-New Campaign content featuring the head of the nefarious Zilla Corporation.
- Exclusive weapons including the sledgehammer from Serious Sam 3, the katana from Hotline Miami, the "Zilla Enterprises Z45 katana" and "classic Shadow Warrior katana"
Who want’s some Wang?
larch onReviewed by
The developers made sure they placed some subtle nuances into the game referencing to the original game, which is always a treat for the original fans. The tongue and cheek comments from Wang does not always hit the mark, but I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations between Wang and Hoji. And the story itself was pretty solid for a first person shooter. But the real joy you get from the game isn’t the impressive arsenal of weapons you get to wield. The real joy comes from using your sword the legendary “Mizayak” to slice up your enemies.
And I can easily say some of the best sword play mechanics I have ever encountered in a first person shooter. Only major issue (call it a gripe) I had with the game was trying to cast magic while running from the demon hordes, as it got quite confusing at times between casting your Ki powers and switching between weapons. Shadow Warrior is definitely a good game and honours the old school genre of first person shooters. If you are considering buying this game, I would give it my full recommendation.