Reviews and Problems with Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
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Chaotic Shadow Warriors
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Activision brings to life the world of the popular card game Chaotic, in Chaotic: Shadow Warriors. Shadow Warriors is a turn based RPG game focusing on finding new cards to use in defeating the armies of the opposition. The story begins with some items being stolen from an arsenal, then you have to help track down those responsible. Shadow Warriors mirrors the trading card game in which the player must use attacks, mugic (magic), taunts and more.
Summary: Parents need to know that Chaotic: Shadow Warriors is a fantasy strategy game based on the popular children’s trading card game (which has an online counterpart for Windows PCs). Kids who have played the physical or PC version of the game will likely crave this one as well. It’s more graphic than its browser-based predecessor, with a fully three-dimensional world to explore that’s filled with snarling, growling monsters that have pointy teeth and are covered in spikes,...
Conclusion: Chaotic: Shadow Warriors is mostly solid, but uninteresting and repetitive gameplay, along with an overall lack of polish, make it a lackluster experience difficult to recommend to fans. Poor collision detection and floaty mechanics don't help much, either. There are some cool ideas here, though, and if the story were fine-tuned a bit (a lot, actually) and worked into the gameplay in a more meaningful way, Chaotic would probably be off to a good start.
Conclusion: Kids who get cracked out on the cartoon show will no doubt find the enjoyable moments in Chaotic: Shadow Warriors outweigh the crummy ones. Players with more discerning tastes might even get a few kicks out of the strategic aspects of the Pokémon-like creature collection and battle system, assuming you have some ear plugs or the mute button handy.
Excerpt: Chaotic Shadow Warriors is basically a sad, pixelized mess. Even the pre-rendered CG scenes look like they've been run through several layers of compression. There was more than one occasion that I found myself asking "is this a PS1 game?" The main character, Tom, has a face that looks like Mr. Potato Head.
Summary: Chaotic: Shadow Warriors combines action, role playing and turn-based strategy gameplay elements for an epic adventure in Perim. Players adventure through vibrant, fully-realized 3D environments and interact with various characters from the best-selling trading card game and the animated TV series.