|Skulls of the Shogun|
|Skulls of the Shogun is an amazing game and one of the best Xbox games on Windows Phone. It is even extra special that you can continue your game on either the Xbox or Windows 8 machine. Even better that you can play vs anyone on any platform.|
This week, the much anticipated Xbox Live Arcade game in awhile landed on Windows Phone, Xbox 360 and Windows 8. We reviewed the game and gave it 5 stars shortly after that.
Here is a quick video that the Windows Phone Team published showing off the game on all 4 screens and also asynchronous gameplay. Enjoy!
Skulls of the Shogun has been one of the most anticipated games for Xbox Arcade, Windows Phone and Windows. Personally I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the turn based strategy game. Luckily for us, the awesome crew at 17-bit (gave us early access to the Windows Phone and Xbox 360 versions.
To start it off, Skulls of the Shogun is a turn-based strategy game. What would make this entertaining even for folks that aren’t fans of the genre is that you don’t just click and point to who your going to attack, you have to move your army and strategically place them in the right areas, either for offensive or defensive purposes. So you are really on the move and control every aspect of your battles, which gives it an ‘action game’ feel. Need another good reason? That’s easy, the game is hilarious and has plenty of whacky characters and amusing lines to keep you very entertained while you play.
The whole game takes place in the afterlife as you play as tactical genius General Akamoto. He has landed there after being stabbed in the back by Kurokawa. Now they are both stuck in the samurai afterlife but Kurokawa has taken General Akamoto’s identity there. You fight as the General battling his way through the four seasons of the Afterlife to try and stop his enemy and finally get his prize in the afterlife. You also get to meet extra soldiers, magical animal monks and gods as you play through 20 hand painted levels
The game looks amazing from the moment you turn the game on. The graphics are sharp and the cut-scenes are really well done. The Windows Phone versions suffer slightly from the Xbox version in this department as it isn’t as sharp. Nothing to make a big deal about as it still looks great, the Xbox version (obviously) takes the cake on this one.
No matter which platform you are playing on however, you will never forget the first time you see one of your soldiers eat an enemy’s skull after they (re)die. (long story short… you have to eat skulls through the entire game to achieve power-ups and gain more health)
Skulls of the Shogun is an amazing game and one of the best Xbox games on Windows Phone. It is even extra special that you can continue your game on either the Xbox or Windows 8 machine. Even better that you can play vs anyone on any platform.
You NEED to at least try this game if you have a Windows Phone, Windows 8 or Xbox at home.