Two soldiers, on the lookout for a sneaky band of heroes, patrol a stretch of road. They see nobody. Then, a sound that can only be described as adorable inspires one of them to wander off. Its an improbably cute tanuki. Entranced, the soldier doesnt notice the rock hurtling toward him from above. As it turns him into a smooth paste theres a flash and a bang, the sound of a matchlock pistol, and soldier number two goes down. I exhale. Another pair of foes fallen to Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shoguns heroes. Another notch on my belt.
If youve ever had the pleasure of playing the Commandos series then you know what youre in for with Shadow Tactics. Contained within this tale of an unlikely cadre attempting to stop a civil war are 13 elaborate and complex stealth missions where the odds are seemingly stacked against you.
Developer: Okugi Studio
Publisher: Okugi Sudio
Release Date: 4 Sep, 2012
Genre: Tower Defense, Strategy, Action