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Reverb Triple XP, Zojoi Studios
Aug 21, 2014 - PC

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60 / 100
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Shadowgate

Shadowgate isn't just retro, it's retrograde, and the visual update really isn't as impressive as it first appears.

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Shadowgate hates you and wants you dead, but fans wouldn't have it any other way.

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It doesn't move the genre forward in any way, but Shadowgate is a wonderful return to the early days of adventuring.

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In all, Shadowgate is a formidable if sometimes frustrating return to classic adventure gameplay. If you're a fan of the original or undaunted by Shadowgate's unforgiving depths, it's worth grabbing a torch and venturing inside.

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Shadowgate is loved or hated without half measures, but it does not leave indifferent and for those looking for the adventurous thrills of the past, this remake of the Roelofs-Marsh couple has very little to envy to the classic of the late 80s.

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With a shift from stationary puzzling to action-oriented (but still with puzzles!) Shadowgate VR is an important step for the franchise. It preserves the soul of the original, but modernizes it for a whole new audience. This first chapter is a taste of things to come, and I'm excited for it. Now I've just gotta get over those Buick-sized spiders...

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Shadowgate is very easy to recommend to fans of the original game or of the early days of point-and-click in general. For modern genre enthusiasts, it may be a tougher sell thanks to basic presentation and lots of opportunities to get a game over. Regardless, this is the best updated version of a thirty year old game that one could hope for, and it should leave nostalgic adventure gamers hopeful for more classic revivals in the same vein.

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Ultimately, this remake does a great job respecting the original game, but bringing the visuals and interface to a modern age.

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