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Skulls of the Shogun

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Skulls of the Shogun is a turn-based tactical strategy game, set in the fantasy of late medieval Japan. The story of the game focuses on the tale of a dead general, once destined to become the new Shogun but viciously interrupted by a stealthy foe. As he meets his demise, man learns that while not exactly he is capable of returning to life, but instead, he can set out on the way to becoming the new Shogun of the Dead.
The game features a set of missions, where the player has to control a small army and defeat their enemy, sometimes far outnumbering. Various tactics can be employed to achieve victory, and the clever use of each unit and their abilities often leads to a swift and fruitful conquest. Each map can be replayed, as different outcomes under different circumstances give new bonuses for the further playthrough.
The graphics of the game are hand-drawn, styled like a comic book, where every character looks formidable, but at the same time, hilarious. The strange humor of the game includes several gags about the Japanese culture, history, and mythology, and the dialogues between the characters do not leave any player dissatisfied.

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Developer
17-BIT
Publisher
17-BIT, Microsoft Studios
Age rating
13+ Teen
Website
http://www.skullsoftheshogun.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS:Windows XP + Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Intel Celeron 440 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3300+
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 graphics card, Nvidia GeForce 7300 / ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 or better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 600 MB HD space

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space

System requirements for Android

2.3.3 and up
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Skulls of the Shogun reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Here's my Insight into the Game, I liked it, yes it did, very well done mini strategy game With funny Storyline ^^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67vFLpvb9zs&list=UUYsWRpVqffoIf32sqbYS3hQ
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Microsoft from Deutsch
It's incredibly fun, funny Dialogues are also there and it's turn-based, what more could you want? The only thing that bothers me a bit that there are apparently only 4 Units: Warrior, Rider, Archer and Fox spirit.
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Microsoft from French
Not yet finished this game but after 10Am we do not get tired! I love the turn-based strategy games and this one knows how to innovate with its limited number of actions not turn (crucial choices in perspective), its original system of circular "action zone" that differs greatly from the usual right-line move like chess and especially his humor! =)
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
+/-Story so lala spiced up with simple Humor. + Details of the Figures are classically Asian. Find them nice to look at + game Principle I think Great. Bumping, Cliffs and Soul Walls as elements just like the Strengths and Sharpness of each Unit. + For all Strategists with little Time, I like the Multiplayer very much. You can play a Match without having to sit at a Piece on your PC. -Music is a bit monotonous-Archer Demons with red Potion are too strong-Sometimes something unmistakable especially at big Battles All in all a nice game for in between
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Skulls of the Shogun is a Lap strategy game that stands out from other Games by limiting it to 5 Moves per Round. This Significantly Restricts rushes with large Unit Groups. Apart From that, the Staging of the Game is also very good and the Game Mechanics are pleasantly simple, free according to the Motto ' Easy to learn, difficult to master '. However, The Control is designed for Controllers, with the Mouse and Keyboard it is a bit funny at first, but you get used to it. However, I would like to see the "evolve" to the Demons of the Units, Demons are a little too strong with their 2 Actions per Move and lift the 5 Train per Round Restriction a bit again.
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