Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Incline Shadow Tactics - Blades of Shogun Commandos clone with ninjutsu theme.

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by Taka-Haradin puolipeikko, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. DemonKinggender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I liked 3 better than 2 - more variety to the missions and gameplay. 2 had lots of epic levels and beautiful graphics but 3 occasionally made you react with haste rather than giving you the opportunity to plan everything to perfection which I liked.

    ST Is very well done for a small team - the character models are ordinary albeit serviceable but the background graphic style and execution is well done.
     
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    Normal difficulty & rig is decent. Quickloads weren't instantaneous but were quick enough not to grate. The initial level loads were slow, though.
     
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    ja pierdole panie :prosper:
     
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    I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but it looks like when you use shadow mode and throw vanishing powder onto a fire or a brazier, said fire or brazier goes out.

    Doesn't seem to work without shadow mode. Bug, I guess?
     
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    http://www.pcgamer.com/shadow-tactics-review/

     
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    I finally sat down to check out the behind the scenes artbook that shipped with me boxed edition, there are some interesting early enemy concepts that never made it into the game. This includes guards with flamers, "elite bowmen", falconers, horse archers, kendo elite guards and sumo wrestlers.
     
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    A strange choice for an opponent, not including them was the right choice if you ask me. Sumo wrestler vs. a guy with a sword, I wonder who would win?

    The rest seems plausible and could be added in DLCs or a sequel. BTW, one of the designers said on Steam forums that he read this thread and will take into consideration our observations/remarks.
     
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    Those are civilians, I think, not enemies, cuz they are on the same page as various civilian designs. I'd say the flamer dudes (and also some weird mecha-crossbow guards) were a good choice not to include, cuz they look sort of tarded. Otoh, I'd really like to see the falconers in.

    There's also an interesting "boss enemy" concept there, some sort of blind high priestess with extra sharp hearing.

    ... there are also sketches for an "evil shogun moon base" level with laser turrets and drones. I can only assume this was some sort of in-joke or easter egg :M
     
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    That's great! Too bad none of this made it into game #1, but it's encouraging to know they had plenty more ideas. Bodes well for a sequel!
     
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    :dance:

    I think it's safe to say I've squeezed the last juices from this game.
     
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    Did you overall impression of the game changed after all this squeezing?
     
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    Nope. Itz still fukken great, would definitely play more if I could :dance:
     
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    Some of those badges were a real fucking bitch to get though. Highlights:

    - Masaru kidnapping without climbing ladders or using hookshots. That one took me a RIDICULOUS amount of time and effort, because there are plenty of guards placed on inconvenient elevations and a number of samurai that block chokepoints. It gets even better with the "don't extinguish any torches" badge, because it also means you can't kill any guards that carry them, unless you use the pistols (which you shouldn't).

    - Kage-sama's camp and "don't step in puddles" + "hide all bodies" + "don't choose Mugen". This wasn't any challenge at all, but fuck me, was it A FUCKING CHORE. There are no bushes on the map, so the only places where you can hide bodies are houses and wells in the centre, around Kage-sama's tent. This means you have to carry some of the shits across half the fucking map. The safest and easiest way leads through an area with a shitton of puddles and very narrow wooden walkways, so you have to keep sending your bodycarriers ahead with waypoints. And no Mugen means you have to make-do with Hayato, Yuki and Aiko to carry like 20 of them around... Seriously, fuck this map, it's the worst one in the game in all possible aspects.

    - Suganuma village's "don't climb" + "(effectively) don't use Mugen" was also a bit of a bitch, but here it was more of a proper challenge than a chore.

    - Speedrun in snow-town where you gotta steal the documents from the official. Most speedruns I managed to do on 1st or 2nd try (barring restarts within 2-3 first minutes when something went wrong), with a few minutes to spare still, but this shit, Jesus Christ. It took me many tries, and when I finally succeeded, I had like 20 seconds to spare.
     
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    Impressive.
     
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    I remember finishing some of those missions then seeing the conditions for the badges and being like, what the hell man, how the fuck am I supposed to do that shit?
     
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    Did you remap the key to select him? Going for an hour or two pressing 1, 2, 4 but never ever touching 3 by accident seems harder than most of the challenges on there :)
     
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    Nope. Only selected him once by accident on the whole, I think.
     
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    But you still got the badge? Confused
     
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    Select by accident -> reload -> don't select again.
     
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    I finished this off last week - thoroughly impressive effort. I would have liked to see more than 3 different enemy types but otherwise a lot of fun. It did a good job introducing new gameplay variations almost up till the end. It was very hard but the moment you crack what seems like an impossible nut make the head-scratching and reload fest beforehand worthwhile. The quicksave system was great too.

    Will buy a sequel/expansion.
     
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    They can't even fucking spell.
     
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