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Shadow Complex Reviews
Epic Games' side-scroller has been reviewed by Eurogamer, scoring an impressive 9 out of 10.
In reviving a genre that the Japanese left for dead, the game offers a telling snapshot of the global games industry in 2009. Here is an American developer so emboldened by recent successes that it feels qualified to reimagine one of Japan's sacred classics. It's like Bungie sat down to remake Super Mario. Unthinkable. Yet somehow, the gambit's paid off. In fusing classic game design with contemporary techniques and sensibilities, Epic Games and Chair Entertainment have triumphed where Japanese developers continue to flounder. The result is nothing short of one the best games of this generation.
Meanwhile, Joystiq adds one of its own.
Shadow Complex is easily one of the most robust downloadable titles to date. And here's the catch: at $15, it also offers a disruptive ratio of content to price. Shadow Complex has set a highwater mark for Xbox Live Arcade and at only $15, we'll all reevaluate the value of downloadable games going forward.