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Shadows of The Damned Review


Oh god RUN!

There are a few things I have a bone to pick with though. Although you eventually get used to it, the shooting is very loose and feels far to floaty for a third person shooter. The biggest offender though is basically the whole 4th act. It opens with a very boring "Turret" sequence where you will hear the main charecter say "taste my big boner" over and over for about 5 minutes. Once your done with that you hop through a portal that takes you to the exact same sequence with a slightly altered landscape. Then after that you repeat the seqeunce for a third and thankfully final time. I can't fathom why they decided it would be good to put 3 badly designed turret sequence's back to back, but then again I'm not a developer. Unfortunately you are then thrust into a side scrolling level that although not bad, it is extremely boring. Then once again, your forced to do 2 more side scrolling levels that are only broken up by extremely short normal gameplay levels. Act 4 really leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and I'm really dreading going through it again on my second playthrough. Luckily the 5th act is arguably the best in the game.

Shadows of The Damned is hard to recommend from a value perspective. The game is about 7-8 hours and has no multiplayer, no new game+, and no replay value beyond just the core gameplay. However I highly encourage any fans of dirty humor to give this game at least a rental, or at least look up a few videos to gauge how well the humor meshes with your personality. Shadows is a game that screams of cult hit, and it's unfortunate that it will most likely be relegated to the bargain bin.


[Next up for reviews are Portal 2 and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Also I'm still looking for feedback to see if people would enjoy game deal blog entries on a semi frequent basis.]
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About CoruptAI125one of us since 11:56 PM on 09.23.2009

I'm Josh, and this is my assuredly amazing blog that everyone should read. I'm primarily a console gamer, thriving on RPGs and action games, but playing pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I'm on a quest to write something about every game I play through...it's not going well.

Games I'm currently playing
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Cthulhu Saves Christmas
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

What I'm watching
Random Docs I can find streaming

Books I'm reading
The Sparrow
Halo: Fractures

GOAT Podcasts
Hardcore History
The Nextlander Podcast
Uhh Yeah Dude
The Dollop
The Giant Bombcast

Some of my favorite games (Alphabetical order because I have list commitment issues)
Call of Duty: World at War
Deadly Premonition
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
Fallout 3
Final Fantasy X
Gears of War 2
Gone Home
Jetpack Joyride
Life is Strange
Mass Effect 2
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Nier Automota
Resident Evil 5
Sonic 2
Syphon Filter
Tales of Vesperia
What Remains of Edith Finch

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