shadowgate review xbox one 1

Prepare for a trip down memory lane as the cult classic from the 1980’s, Shadowgate, makes its long-awaited return to the gaming world in the form of a remake arriving on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Who’s ready for an old school point-and-click adventure?

The Shadowgate remake is a tribute to the cult classic first-person, point-and-click adventure of yesteryear. It’s been rebuilt from the ground up, while still retaining the fantasy story and those fiendishly difficult puzzles that made the original a success back in the day. The dungeon now has more locations, which expand on the world but still manage to be in keeping with the classic’s feel and tone. New radial menus allow for faster selection of items and actions too, thus helping heroes to survive on their perilous journey to defeat the malevolent Warlock Lord.

Those wanting a more traditional Shadowgate experience can achieve it by choosing a higher difficulty level from the four available in order to make the game more challenging. It also presents the possibility to revert both the graphics and audio back to a more retro-style as well. However you wish to play it, the living castle awaits your entry.

The brave adventurers amongst you will have to make their way over to the Xbox Store if you wish to purchase Shadowgate on Xbox One for £15.74. Meanwhile, gamers playing on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch must venture to their respective digital stores to part with the necessary cash. Should you want to know more about the game, we advise that you have a read of our full review!

Game Description:

“That legendary adventure has been redesigned from the ground up, adding in tons of new mind-bending puzzles, lots of new rooms with stunning hand-painted 2D graphical details, and more objects to interact with. This new console version builds upon the massively re-imagined remake of the original Shadowgate and features a refined user interface and intuitive wheel-based icon command system to help players along on their quest. Get ready brave adventurer, the Living Castle awaits! First Person Adventuring: Utilize your inventory, mapping system, and intuitive UI to complete your quest. Dangerous Dungeons: Tons of beautifully illustrated rooms featuring both new and familiar locations, offering a new gameplay experience. Mind-bending Puzzles: Lots of new and updated puzzles that seamlessly expand on the original game. Difficulty Levels: Four different difficulty levels (from the novice to expert) that actually change the gameplay experience and puzzle structure. For the ultimate challenge, try Ironman mode that disables saves and requires players to finish the game in one try. Retro Mode: Play the game like it’s 1989! Toggle on to listen to Hiroyuki Masuno’s original chiptunes, move between rooms with pixelated transitions and follow the text in retro format. Storytelling: Shadowgate features dramatic cut-scenes and all the same great storytelling you expect from the original creators. Cinematic Score: A digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack that changes with gameplay by composer Rich Douglas. Soundscapes: A complete atmospheric and puzzle-based sound design featuring hundreds of sound effects.”

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