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Coatsink gave Family Friendly Gaming a digital download code for Shu on the Playstation 4. This game clocks in between two and three gigs. So expect it to take some time to download. Also make sure your Internet plan will allow for a download of such a large file size. This is a 2D side scrolling console video game based on a bird village being attacked by some dark and demonic looking storm.

The graphics are interesting in Shu. They are indie, but look better than most indie games. The animations are off a bit in Shu though. Watching the characters run around will exhibit what I am talking about. I loved how we found other bird characters and held their hands. Different characters we find in Shu allow us different abilities. Like wall jumping, walking on water (like Jesus Christ), and more.

There are numerous items to collect in Shu. We save the bird babies, and we collect butterflies. I also found some stone tablet looking things in some levels. The graphics in Shu are a bit small. Since there are only fifteen levels in Shu, we can expect the difficulty to crank up quickly. By the time I reached the second world out of five Shu was a definite challenge. Gamers who like challenging games will get into Shu. Casual gamers will get frustrated.

The hardest section of Shu is the the chase areas. The demonic evil storm chases us in certain parts of specific levels. Music is used to ward him off. These chase levels are annoyingly difficult. They are frustrating to the max. Thankfully there are continuation points in them so we can make mistakes and get some progress. Unless we did not reach the next continuation point. I died a lot on those chase areas.

There are enough special skills to keep Shu interesting. I found the controls to be a bit loose in some areas of Shu. Like gliding and trying to change direction. Or gliding, dropping and gliding again. Those skills are needed to get through certain portions of Shu on the Playstation 4. As I write this review Shu is selling for $11.99. A bit high for a disposable game with only fifteen levels in my opinion. A few dollars less makes more sense to me.


Graphics: 70%
Sound: 70%
Replay/Extras: 60%
Gameplay: 60%
Family Friendly Factor: 70%

System: Playstation 4
Publisher: Coatsink
Developer: Coatsink
Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY

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