IGN: Shadow Complex Video Review

IGN writes: "Shadow Complex provides a fresh twist on classic side-scroller action by delivering an original single-player adventure that unfolds across a range of non-linear levels."

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shocky164325d ago (Edited 4325d ago )

Nice, AAA game confirmed.

LiquifiedArt4325d ago

Wow. Websites are really soft on xbox exclusive reviews.

"GLITHY" and "AI Problems" and still it gets a 9.4?

Did they mention a VERY VERY Short game?

Listen...I think it looks fun and all, but a 9.4? Sorry Highly unlikely. Just like Gears of war was rated so high, yet the online is horrendous? I mean come on people, at least recognize major issues with a game.


Masamori Sumimura4325d ago (Edited 4325d ago )

the game can take up to 15hours to be fully completed.
What else would you want from a XBLA game?

2Bubbles eh? Clearly a PS3 fan really angry at this review.

edit: Fat princess suffers online issues to and IGN gave the game 9/10
stop crying already .

LiquifiedArt4325d ago

I'm just calling it as I see it buddy. Say whatever you want. Its known that websites skew reviews to entice their readers.

I just think "Glitches" and "Ai problems" and short gameplay are worth more then .6 off the score. Sorry but thats the truth.

MerkinMax4324d ago

It was completed that fast on a speed run. Get over the fact that it's a good game.

JokesOnYou4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

If you read the written review theres so many positive things about the game so how can you sit there having NEVER PLAYED the game tell a guy who HAS PLAYED the game that he's wrong, either way its a great score but given this quote some might say he should of scored it a little higher:

"Shadow Complex suffers from a few glitches and could have used a bit more development time, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best games released in 2009 on ANY platform."

-lol, obviously the game is not perfect, its his job to point out any flaws he may find, however the question becomes HOW MUCH do those flaws impact the game over all, reviewing is not a science so at the end of the day if the "reviewer" thinks its one of the best games on any platform in 2009, then why wouldn't he score it as such?


Killjoy30004324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

Or does it seems as though the IGN Xbox Team just wanted to outscore the competition's summer downloadable game? (Fat Princess)

Or it could just be a really great game which is more possible, but admittedly doubtful in this age of fanboyism and the console war.

I'm not trying to start a debate here so lets let the two games be great together and not get into some stupid debate. I'm just noting an observation of mine.

Greywulf4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

Good to see a AAA retail rele...

oh wait.


"Or does it seems as though the IGN Xbox Team just wanted to outscore the competition's summer downloadable game? (Fat Princess)"

Well.. read the review of this game/ other reviews. Which says it has tons of graphical problems, directly rips off another game(buh buh teh innovation of the cell), and still calls it fun -- so AAA.

Now, find me a Ps3 game with these issues, including the most important "BUH BUH LENGTH" -- that gets a pass and DOESN'T affect the score. When you can't, you have your answer :-)

I mean a screentear on a ps3 game is a -5pts last time I checked right? But a loading hallway? Get out of here Sony... get outttaa here.

Liquid Dust4324d ago

Looks like you've got a great game on your hands there 360 owners.

Any game that can be mentioned in the same sentance as Castlevania SOTN and Super Metroid definitely deserves some praise.

Killjoy30004324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

Agreed. I find it funny how Socom got so much flak for its networking problems but Gears 2 around the same release got a free pass from the media when the game was virtually as unplayable as Socom. I swear, sometimes Sony just can't win against a one sided gaming industry these days.

Homicide4324d ago

The thing is SOCOM is just an online only game unlike Gears where you have a single player. I bought SOCOM on launch date, and I couldn't get passed the title screen. I'm not saying Gears of War 2 deserves a 9.4 or not, but you can clearly see why SOCOM got so much flak. They couldn't play the game.

Killjoy30004324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

Homicide, I see what you're saying but the majority of the Gears 2 publicity came from its popular multiplayer offering that everybody went wild for. And in the reviews, none of the media outlets mentioned any issues with the online portion of Gears 2. As an overall package, of course Gears 2 edges out most games thus far, but don't tell me for one second that Gears of War doesn't share the very same issues Socom was plagued with during release.

BTW I'm in no way making the insinuation that Gears is a bad game or franchise by any stretch of the word.

Montrealien4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

LiQuiFiedArt seems to forget that this is a 15$ Live arcade game.

I'll call it as I see it bud, game looks great, its getting great reviews, and it seems to be well worth the 15$ imho. Also, the tinfoil hat wearing Schizos need to relax on the (everyone is out to get Sony crap) its getting very very old...

And Killjoy, if you are comparing Socoms, broken retail release to Gears 2, you are way off man, gears had its online problems, but nothing even comes close compared to what I faced with Soccom confrontation.

Rampant4324d ago

Every review I've read yet has given the game between 9 and 10 out of 10. And i mean 5-6 different sites. Could it be that the reviewers actually like the game? Or did Microsoft buy every review from every site that has played it.

JaPo4324d ago

Jesus Liquifiedart, gotta relax with those fanboy roids you've been popping lately. It won't just make you prone to spouting aggressive, irrelevant nonsense on articles where you're not wanted, but it will also make your penis shrink.

The main character seems like a bit of a Nathan Drake. SC looks pretty awesome to me - and I hadn't even heard of it before this. Very clean graphics and appparently some fun gameplay. Real shame it isn't on PS3.

popup4324d ago

Looks great. Gonna get it :)

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Natsu X FairyTail4325d ago

SHadow Complex is better than the Oveweight lady.

9.4/10 from IGN.

but but XBL games suck.

Eff outta hea

Masamori Sumimura4325d ago

SCORE IS 9.4/10

Shadow Complex
Trials HD
Splosion Man all scored above 8/10 in Every Review.

Great XBLA games indeed.

I'd like to see more.

eh eh eh>>>> Perfect Dark soon :)

navyguy214324d ago

I cant wait to get this one, i think im going to pass on Trials HD though, but Splosion man is a definite buy!!

Rockstar4324d ago

I'd run home, hook it up, and download all 3 of those games.

They all look hella fun.

jesuisankit4325d ago

I am playing and Loving this game.. Deserves every bit of that score..

GiantEnemyCrab4324d ago

You got it early?



Nikuma4324d ago

Game looks fun for sure. Metroid style FTW, and the 3D graphics with the 2D plane look great.

MerkinMax4324d ago

This game is really getting good scores and looks to be fun.

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