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OFFICIAL Shadwen (Review)

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Introduction

Shadwen is the new piece of IP from Trine developers Frozenbyte, diving head first into the foray of 3D stealth adventure after the poorly received Trine 3. Despite being shiny new in terms of character and story, there are clear throwbacks to their old titles, particularly in the visuals department. The dark purple hue is there, and the character models definitely feel reminiscent of the thief. Much of the gameplay feels directly descended from the developer's experience with Trine, messing with ropes, being heavily built on physics, and a tonne of platforming. The game takes this semi-open world approach, being linear in progression, but pretty much giving the player a complete free reign on how to get around patrols. It is worth noting however, this game is built around escorting a young girl throughout. Seems like an odd direction, considering escort quests are some of the most widely hated formats in RPGs.

To read the full review, go to: http://www.nextpowerup.com/articles/shadwen-review/
To read the performance analysis, go to: http://www.nextpowerup.com/articles/shadwen-performance-analysis/

See below for the video review summary.

 

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Wow. :( This has been on my wish list, simply because it reminded me, as you said of one of the greatest stealth games of all time: Styx. However, your review suggests I might better spend my money elsewhere, which is sad. Or at least wait till it's heavily on sale.

Thanks for your last "official" review!
 
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Thanks for the review.

I tried the demo but couldn't get into the escort-but-stay-stealthy idea and I agree with the the not so smart AI and clunky stealth mechanic.
I love Frozenbyte but this is certainly not a good step forward (more like side step) after the Trine 3 debacle :cry:
 

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Thanks for your last "official" review!
@RCoon :( Didn't realize you had decided to not review any more. sorry to hear that, I enjoyed getting info on these games from you :(
 
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