Skulls of the Shogun
by Harry Slater 4/2/2013
Product: Skulls of the Shogun
Publisher: 17-Bit Studios
Format: Windows Phone, Windows 8
Genre: Arcade, Strategy
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.
You play as General Akamoto, a samurai warlord who, on the verge of becoming Shogun of Japan, is stabbed in the back. He wakes up on the shores of the afterlife, now a skeleton, and decides that the best way to get revenge is by taking over this new realm.
Tight, fast, and remarkably fun, Skulls of the Shogun shakes the cobwebs off the turn-based strategy genre with some style
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