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Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

40%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 27, 2020
PCAug 28, 2020

Developer: Mass Creation

Publisher: WhisperGames

Genres: Arcade, Adventure

Experience the most exciting and immersive beat-em-up combat system ever – become a kickass ninja and slice some demons in style! Join a band of wisecracking warriors in a bloody adventure through the land of mythical monsters and mysterious machines. FEATURES Play solo or with friends: 4 player local and online co-op (Online co-op available with Steam Remote Play, and Nvidia Geforce NOW). Experience immersive and intuitive controls: right analog stick controls your weapon giving you instant access to extensive moveset Enjoy gameplay that never gets old: master the multilayered combat, overcome clever enemies and face epic bosses Experiment with freestyle combat system: mix and match combos, switch characters on the fly and turn enemy abilities against them Witness the glory of beat-em-up 2.0!

Shing! Critic Reviews

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If you'd have told me before I played Shing! that I would like a control scheme that see's you launch combo attacks with an analogue stick, I would have karate chopped your kidney in anger. Ultimately, you would have been right. It's a control scheme that innovates, is accessible and offers a degree of combo flexibility not seen in more traditional beat 'em ups. In a stellar year for nostalgic side-scrolling beat 'em ups, Shing! is a new IP that absolutely demands your attention.

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Shing! misses the mark of great beat 'em up by a long shot; which could have been avoided with more attention to detail. If Mass Creation put in the effort, it could have been one of the best beat 'em ups this generation. But we're stuck with something too dull to take a bigger slice of that audience.

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The art style, combat and humour make for a highly entertaining experience for anyone interested in a co-op experience with a retro brawler feel. Despite not having the same single player appeal and a couple of short comings this time round, Shing! is a promising new IP that can only improve its formula for future iterations.

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All in all, Shing! is a fast-paced, fun – at times – side-scroller with incredible moments of art and design. Occasionally, it will give you a couple of giggles with its silly humor but is generally dampened due to the immaturity of its narrative and character arcs.

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