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Skulls of the Shogun

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Overall 8
7.5

Skulls of the Shogun

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: The Xbox Live Arcade, after nine long years, still doesn't have a whole lot of classic style strategy RPGs. Discounting tower defense, there's Band of Bugs , Greed Gorp , and a scant few others. Enter Skulls of the Shogun : a new SRPG that seeks to mix things up a little bit while retaining the classic strategy formula. Skulls is interesting in that it's a Strategy RPG without a grid, and it features cross-compatibility between three platforms.
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Overall 8
8.0

Skulls of the Shogun review: Delightfully deceased

blastmagazine.com
29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Some games get million dollar advertising budgets, posters in Times Square and Superbowl Spots. The publishers want to make damn sure you hear about them. Then there are the other types of games — the ones you hear whispers about at trade shows, see people posting about on forums and hear more and more about through word of mouth.
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Overall 6
6.0

Skulls of the Shogun (Xbox360)

EL33TONLINE
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: There are not a lot of turn-based strategy games on Xbox LIVE Arcade, so Skulls of the Shogun deserves a look if just for a change in pace. It has a lot of competition in the gaming world, however, especially as it is modelled more on the Japanese Strategy RPG game (or more particularly, Advance Wars) than the Western version of the oeuvre, and Intelligent Systems is an inspiring but supremely tough act to follow.
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Overall 10
10

Skulls of the Shogun

DarkStation
12 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Skulls of the Shogun requires patience and a knowledge of the gameplay. This is not a game that can be won by brute force or guesswork like some strategy games. Sure, your army of infantry units may get close to the General but in a few turns he’ll be rampaging through your units like an unstoppable twister of death. The choice between attacking a unit, eating a skull to gain health, or backing off can make all the difference in Skulls of the Shogun .
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Overall 8
8.3

Skulls of the Shogun Review

ztgd.com
8 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Dave takes this quirky strategy title for a run and finds out how skulls taste. Our full review.
  • Pros: + Cute visuals, + Humorous dialog, + Accessible gameplay, + Online options
  • Cons: Occasionally poor AI, Poor color choices, Multiplatform play requires separate purchases
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Overall 8
8.0

Skulls of the Shogun

Thunderbolt Games
7 February 2013
  • Excerpt: As the last of his enemies lay dying at his feet, General Akamoto stands triumphant on the battlefield. Set to be proclaimed Shogun of all feudal Japan, Akamoto’s celebration is cut short as a mysterious figure stabs him in the back, sending him on his way to the Shores of the Dead. But even here, he finds nothing but treachery, as another warrior is impersonating him and attempting to keep him at bay.
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Overall 8
8.0

Skulls of the Shogun

True achievements
4 February 2013
  • Conclusion: With a 4 I am saying that the game is a lot of fun, and I recommend it to people who like this genre. price This review has been made at a 1200MSP price point. If you read this review at a point in time when the game is cheaper take that into consideration. comments Leave a comment if the review disappoints - if I've forgotten to mention anything I'll be happy to add on or clarify.
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Skulls of the Shogun

Talking About Games
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Skulls of the Shogun from developer 17-Bit is now available on Xbox Live for 1200 points. Final score after the jump.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Skulls of the Shogun provides a solid, well-thought-out experience in a genre that needed more accessible titles. It’s not the next craze or anything, and the pacing issues will hold back play that isn’t asynchronous, but it does a lot of things right and is one of the best XBLA offerings we’ve seen in some time.
  • Pros: Well-considered strategy, lots of multiplayer options
  • Cons: Troubling endgame pacing, minor aesthetic issues
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Skulls of the Shogun Xbox 360 Review

Neoseeker
30 January 2013
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