Occasionally games will force the player to think; about their in-game action, about the world around them, or some deeply personal philosophical concept. Sometimes indirectly through actions, sometimes directly with a question. Shadow Warrior is just such a game… sort of. It does pose a good question, but it’s doubtful that you’ll think too much about it. So, who wants some Wang?
In Shadow Warrior, Flying Wild Pig and Devolver Digital have retold the story of corporate shogun and reluctant hero Lo Wang. Having been betrayed and learning of the destructive plans of the ancient gods Lo Wang is forced into gun slinging sword swinging action.
Originally developed by 3D Realms in 1997 Shadow Warrior became a cult hit with it blend of action and Duke Nukem like humor. This time around the action is faster, slicker, and bloodier. Shadow Warrior plays to instincts and reflexes. It’s an excellent twitch shooter. The humor… still mostly inappropriate and one-linertastic.
While it is still in its beta phase, Shadow Warrior looks to be the remake so many have hoped for. Look for it in September 2013 on Steam, GOG, and Humble Store.