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Skulls of the Shogun
Eight Samurai
by Harry Slater 4/2/2013
Product: Skulls of the Shogun
Publisher: 17-Bit Studios
Format: Windows Phone, Windows 8
Genre: Arcade, Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Skulls of the Shogun takes turn-based strategy and, to use a technical term, squishes it around a bit. The end result is an entertaining, witty cartoon romp through the afterlife with a bunch of skull munching samurai.

It might not quite have the depth and minute tinkering that some turn-based strategy devotees crave, but it's a welcoming, enjoyable experience that's likely to appeal to people who don't usually take the time to consider their tactical options.

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Tight, fast, and remarkably fun, Skulls of the Shogun shakes the cobwebs off the turn-based strategy genre with some style
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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