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Shadow of Loot Box

 

 

SCORE: 60

 

Shadow of Loot Box 

 

Have you read the book Video Game Lies? It should be required reading of all gamers on the planet. Shadow of Loot Box is a shining example of something referenced in the Video Game Lies book. There are some people who actually lie and say: "Video games teach us nothing." Shadow of Loot Box is a game with a definite and clear message. Shadow of Loot Box stands against loot boxes and micro-transactions.

Ratalaika Games is one of the most fascinating indie publishers out there. They keep finding interesting developers and games that can spark conversation. This downloadable only video game was provided to Family Friendly Gaming on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. I played Shadow of Loot Box on the latter. This first person shooter is also on the Xbox One.

The graphics in Shadow of Loot Box are horrible. The only worse first person shooter I have seen was on the Atari 2600. The graphics and same character models gave me a headache. Shadow of Loot Box makes its point really strong. In the first level we can not jump until we collect enough green orbs and then purchase the skill. The same thing goes for other skills like interacting with objects.

I get the point Stately Snail is making with this 618 meg download. It is obnoxious. As a game goes Shadow of Loot Box frustrated me at every single turn. It is easy to die and there is little ammo compared to the amount of enemies we have to blow away. Violence and blood are part of Shadow of Loot Box. I did not have much fun playing Shadow of Loot Box.

The music in Shadow of Loot Box is a bit on the quiet side. The special effect sounds are fantastic in Shadow of Loot Box. When I started playing Shadow of Loot Box I hoped it would be something like Dungeon Hack. Which is one of the better first person video games from the past in my opinion. Shadow of Loot Box is not my kind of video game. I applaud the developer for making a statement about the evils of too many larger game developers.
- Mark

 

Graphics: 50%
Sounds: 70%
Replay/Extras: 60%
Gameplay: 60%
Family Friendly Factor: 60%

System: Xbox One/PS4/Nintendo Switch(tested)
Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Developer: Stately Snail
Rating: 'E10+' - Everyone TEN and OLDER ONLY
{Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood}
Company provided product
Value/Cost of the review is greater than value/cost of provided product


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