Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition Switch NSP Free Download
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Skulls of the Shogun Bone-A-Fide Edition Switch NSP Free Download Unfitgirl For those of you that are sick of us going on about Advance Wars lately, we apologise in advance (no pun intended) for this review. We had thought that we’d got the franchise out of our system with the release of Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, but then someone pointed out that Skulls Of The Shogun had just been released on Switch and we just had to review it. American developer 17-BIT has never made any secret of the fact that Nintendo’s classic turn-based strategy game was their primary influence, although this is by no means a clone – especially not compared to something like Tiny Metal. Skulls Of The Shogun was first released as far back as 2013 and while this Bone-A-Fide Edition contains all manner of DLC and extra levels it’s still essentially the same game as always. Strategy games always tend to weather the passage of time better than other genres and that’s certainly true here, especially given many of its best ideas remain as unique today as they were when it first came out. Skulls Of The Shogun stars almost-shogun Akamoto who, moments before conquering all of Japan, is very literally stabbed in the back. On arriving in the afterlife he doesn’t take things lying down and quickly starts to organise a rebellion by recruiting dead souls to his army. As you can probably tell from the visuals this is not a game that takes itself seriously UNFITGILR.COM SEXY GAMES
but its script isn’t the usual collection of witless pop culture references. It’s genuinely funny and illustrates a deep love of video games and their often absurd traditions. But as enamoured as 17-BIT obviously are with retro gaming they clearly don’t feel bound by it, and Skulls Of The Shogun features several interesting innovations. The most important is that although this is a turn-based tactics game it doesn’t use a grid or hex-based map. Each character can move anywhere they like within a circular radius and you only need get as close as their weapons demand before you can attack the enemy. This makes the game immediately more accessible to people who are worried that strategy may not be their thing, and also encourages concepts such as punting enemies off cliff edges or pushing them into or out of range of different weapons. There’s also the concept of creating a ‘spirit wall’ by placing different units next to each so that they form an impenetrable barrier. The basic units are much as you might imagine with infantry, cavalry, and archers amongst the less specialised units. Akamoto, or whichever general you happen to be using, is an active player on the battlefield and while he’s extremely powerful his death means that the match ends instantly. A considerable number of complications are added over the course of the game, with later maps including resource mines (paddy fields)
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The shrines in turn give you access to various types of monk, including a fox-headed healer, a flame-throwing salamander, and a wind-controlling crow. There’s also the business of eating the defeated skulls of your enemies, with one or two healing you and increasing your maximum health, and a third one upgrading your unit into a super soldier. There’s plenty of depth and variety within Skulls Of The Shogun and your computer opponents are skilled and unpredictable in all the right ways. They are perhaps better at realising when to use a knockback attack than most human opponents, but that’s what building spirits walls is for. In terms of multiplayer you’ve got a huge variety of four-player options, including local multiplayer and online, which is perfect for the Switch and its Joy-Cons. There’s a good range of different play modes too, with some placing you all so close that the match is purposefully over in minutes and others occupying more sprawling levels that also include computer-controlled enemies. Despite all its good work though Skulls Of The Shogun does have one fairly sizeable flaw: the lack of a grid may help to make it seem all very modern and accessible but it also makes it a lot harder to tell what’s going on. Strategy games don’t use grids because they want to look old-fashioned and boring but because they’re a necessity for understanding exactly what’s going on. Lost Sphear Switch NSP
In Skulls Of The Shogun units are often so closely packed it’s often very hard to work out who’s who. This is exacerbated both by the need to construct spirit walls and the fact that the undead samurai motif means that most of the units look very similar to each other. The art style may be all very pretty but it makes the game harder to play, and, again, that’s why most strategy games tend to look so basic. Another day, another strategy game releases on Switch. With the arrival of the excellent Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble and a brand new Fire Emblem game, it seems we’re rather spoilt for choice in a genre that’s already delivered us the likes of Wargroove, Valkyria Chronicles 4 and the sublime Into the Breach, to name just a few in recent times. Skulls of the Shogun is a little longer in the tooth, having first released way back in January of 2013, and at this point has been ported to just about every conceivable platform. It arrives here on Switch in exactly the same form as you’ll remember it, with this version also including the Bone-A-Fide update which landed just a few months after its initial release – adding four new levels to the already generous campaign mode, a new Tanuki monk unit, multiplayer maps, dev commentary and player progression system. Players once again assume the role of recently-deceased General Akamoto who absolutely refuses to take his place in the somewhat long queue for the afterlife; instead
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he decides to kick off against the armies of the undead rather than stand in line for a few hundred years to find out if he’s to be judged worthy to enter the Four Seasons of the Glorious Afterlife. Skulls’ kooky, eccentric sense of humour and bold art style has won it many fans over the years, and it really doubles down on the laughs from the get-go, with plenty of poopy-pants-level conversations and references to modern pop culture littered throughout the lengthy campaign. It may not be to everyone’s tastes, but if it is your bag you’ll be more than entertained here. Sense of humour and aesthetics aside, Skulls also creates a unique identity for itself through a number of gameplay tweaks to the usual turn-based strategy systems. The biggest change here is the ability to move your units around freely within a pre-determined circle before launching an attack, rather than having to bump them along on the traditional grid system usually employed in the genre. It’s a change that initially feels liberating, giving the game a slightly more action-oriented feel, almost in the same vein as Valkyria Chronicles. However, it does bring with it its own share of problems, the main one of which is the fact your tiny troops often obscure each other due to the fact you’ll spend a lot of your time lining them up in very close proximity to one another in order to build a “Spirit Wall” – the game’s other major gameplay addition. Love Cumedy
Spirit walls provide units with extra defence, blocking enemy attacks and movement and are something you’ll come to rely on greatly, especially later in the game as you turtle your way through levels to protect General Akamoto at all costs (if he dies, it’s game over). The camera angle doesn’t help in this regard and things can get a little cluttered and confusing, with the general rhythm and flow of the tactical action often being interrupted because you’re not quite sure how best to move your troops around the allowed area; it turns out the good old precise grid system employed by most other games in the genre isn’t popular for no reason. Having said that, the flexibility of movement does allow you to get up to some fun little tricks; our favourite being the ability to kick enemy units off cliffs to their demise, something that really never grows old and fits in perfectly with the irreverent tone of the game. Besides these little niggles, however, Skulls of the Shogun in solo mode is a slick, fun and surprisingly deep strategy game with a very generous campaign whose laid back, fun story is well-written and acted and will certainly take you some time to chew your way through. It also, more importantly, continues to add layers to its turn-based battling over the course of proceedings with a robust roster of unit types including archers, cavalry, a God for each season and the delightful monk characters – Crow
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Salamander and Fox – who act as Wind, Fire and Healers respectively. You’ll also still get to engage in the troubling act of undead cannibalism from whence the game derives its moniker; eating the skulls of your foes ranks up the HP of your units. Grisly, but gripping. Away from single-player content, the big draw with Skulls of the Shogun has always been its multiplayer modes; indeed, the multiplayer option quite unusually takes pride of place atop the game’s menu and it’s here, unfortunately, that we run into a bit of a major problem with this Switch edition. We’re not sure if it’s down to netcode problems – or the fact that the game has been out on so many other platforms for such a long time that interest in the game has waned – but we could not find a single game to play online. We’ve even held fire on our review to test online again once the game released and, unfortunately, now just shy of a week later, things haven’t changed. Searching for online action either brought us up empty-handed or, more worryingly, crashed us back to the console’s homescreen.It’s a real shame, because it’s the multiplayer aspect of Skulls that’s really its strongest and, although you can still relax and enjoy up to four-player local multiplayer in this Switch edition, we can’t escape the fact that the absence of proper competitive online multiplayer – as has been our experience with the game – is a major let-down. Love Season
It’s all the more concerning for Skulls because of the wealth of top-drawer strategy titles of this type flooding on to Switch at the moment that have fully functioning (or at least well-populated) online elements. If multiplayer is so important to your game that it’s the first option that pops up on the main menu, then it’s not a good look if there is never a single match to find. Skulls of the Shogun has been doing the rounds on other platforms for quite a few years now, and it’s baffling to think that there would be much of an audience that would want to purchase it just to play on Nintendo Switch. Thankfully I don’t need to be baffled, as it looks like there really is no one playing in on Switch. I have not been able to find, much less play, a match since this game launched. It’s not terrible, but it’s hardly a classic either. Skulls of the Shogun is a turn based tactics game in which you play as a skirmish-sized army of undead warriors, under the leadership of a guy that just wants to skip the queue on the way to hell. Yes, it’s one of those games – there’s not a moment that passes that it isn’t trying to be funny, but sadly, it comes across as try-hard. The single player mode has little cut scenes that throw laboured humour at the player, and while the concept of an undead Japanese army, fighting their way through the Japanese underworld, is an interesting one, the energy in Skulls of the Shogun starts and stops with its Saturday morning cartoon effort.
That might illicit a chuckle or two, but nothing in there is memorable. On the tactics side of things, Skulls of the Shogun does try and do a couple of interesting things. One neat feature is the ability to set up “walls” using units. By bringing a couple of your soldiers close enough together, they will form a “wall”, which means the enemy can’t easily move past or attack past them, nor push soldiers around. This is useful when you’re looking to protect archers or wounded units, or fighting in an area with a lot of cliffs and pits, because an enemy pushed off a cliff instantly dies. Tactically, it’s interesting, through it does lead to some “turtling”, where you’ll need to move units around solely to create walls, rather than use those units in a manner that is actually interesting. It also leads to clusters of units together, which is fine on a bigger screen, but when you’re playing on Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, it can be difficult to make out exactly what’s going on at times. The other unique feature of the game is the ability to eat the skulls of your enemies. Each time you defeat an enemy, their skull will drop to the ground. On your turn, rather than have a unit fight, you can direct them to eat the skull, which will restore health to that unit. After eating three, the unit will also be “promoted” and become much more powerful. Of course, there’s a limit to how many of these skulls will be available, so you’ll need to be choosy about who you give them to.
Add-ons (DLC):Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition Switch NSP
OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or MacOS 10.15: Catalina (Jazz)
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3600
Memory: 12 GB
Graphics Card: RTX 2080S/RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
VRAM: 8 GB
Storage: SDD (1.05 GB)
INPUT: Nintendo Switch Joy con, Keyboard and Mouse, Xbox or PlayStation controllers
ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for updates or multiplayer mode.
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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