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Shadow of Loot Box

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Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 2, 2018
Xbox OneNov 2, 2018
PCJan 30, 2018
Nintendo SwitchNov 6, 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developers: Stately Snail, Ratalaika Games

If you always thought that there were too few loot boxes in other games, this game is for you! Shadow of Loot Box is an attempt to present what video games can become in the near future. Each level of this shooter is a reference to a popular trend in the modern game development industry. Will you be able to overcome the thorny path full of microtransactions, loot boxes and bugs, resisting the temptation to use the in-game store? Features: Loot Boxes More Loot Boxes! Micropayments Pre-Pre-Early Access Cut content Procedurally Generated Quests Towers and Outposts And much more!

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Shadow of Loot Box is based on an interesting premise that intends to satirize some questionable elements of the contemporary games industry. The problem is this idea does not quite come to fruition and after a promising opening stage, the experience quickly comes down to a dull, over-simplistic, underperforming gameplay and in the end, this FPS with RPG elements turns out to be a rather lacklustre effort with few attractive points.

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Shadow of Loot Box is meant to be a parody of everything that's annoying about gaming tropes. Unfortunately, the humor is little more than sprinkling every single undesirable gaming element into one game, missing the mark and creating something less than fun.

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7 / 10

Shadow of Loot Box is a serviceable homage to everything that is/can go wrong with a video game in the year 2018… and beyond.

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Ironically, by trying to bring to light all the issues plaguing video games in recent times, Shadow of Loot Box is not an overall enjoyable game to play because, as the novelty wears off quickly. Luckily, this is a two-hour experience, so at least it ends quite quickly. The loot box enemies are funny at first; but they are bullet sponges that get quite annoying, especially as weapon-upgrades do little to destroy them quicker. While platform elements and open-world stages creep in, the control mechanics are still clunky enough to detract from the larger issues that Shadow of Loot Box tries to commentate on.

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