Aragami: Shadow Edition
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Aragami: Shadow Edition is a top-notch stealthy, almost puzzle/adventure hybrid game that allows you to play through zones the way you want. You can teleport from shadow to shadow or sneak and crouch or simply stealth kill all that get in your way. The game rewards all forms of play especially if you stick to that plan all the way through the chapter.
A fun and accessible stealth-em-up in a shiny new package complete with brand-new story expansion and a plethora of improvements
Aragami and its expansion are very strict in adhering to the stealth approach and it's what I enjoyed most about the game. Some may find this mechanic off-putting and feel dated that you can't blast your way out of a tricky situation but in doing so, it truly makes you feel like an assassin where one mistake will lead to failure. It's an absolute must for anyone that enjoys the classic stealth genre. It's a very smartly designed game in both its level design and mechanics and has a story while not ground-breaking it kept me well-captivated. It's unfortunate that the game does lack the polish in its technical performance but ultimately Aragami succeeds in creating the Tenchu-like game I've been craving but in its own unique and gorgeous style.
In general Aragami looks like well thought out title, but lacking a bit of polish. In this case I think that artsy aspects of the game took a toll on it's gameplay mechanics. I'd prefer it to be more like 3D Mark of the Ninja, but well...
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Aragami is a fun, unique, stealth based action game that pays tribute to how stealth games used to be, it's tricky, challenging and rewarding with graphics and presentation that impress for a small development team. Aragami has its annoyances, but beyond those there's a thoroughly enjoyable stealth system which will reward the patient.
Priced at £19.99 for the Shadow Edition, the package offers great value. The Nightfall expansion adds an enjoyable extension of gameplay from the base game, and is a great addition when bundled. Purchased separately however the deal isn't quite as sweet. Fans of the genre will find a lot to like here, Aragami's gameplay is a lot of fun. There are a few issues here and there, but the replayability, fantastic online co-op and multiple different ways to approach the game, make it a worthwhile addition to your library.
Overall, the game comes in as a previous release that was ported to the Nintendo Switch, and it is a very well made stealth game.
If you can look past some low-budget graphics, there's a nice stealth experience waiting for you in Aragami.
Overall, Aragami: Shadow Edition delivers what it sets out to. An immensely good stealth-based adventure. While the rest of the game isn’t anything spectacular, stealth fans looking for a challenge will find one with this game. If you’re unfamiliar with the genre, or aren’t too keen to it normally, the story and game play won’t be enough to make it worth it, and the art and music won’t be enough to keep you invested. And the price won’t help justify it for many either.