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  • Summary: A mission-based PC action/role-playing game that consists of 4 episodes. You start your journey as a hired mercenary working for gold, precious items, and fighting experience in a demon-ruled land. As you adventure through the vast ruins of what's left of the world, you'll deduce what happened and who's responsible for the devastation. Once you've reached a certain skill level in the game, you'll be able to choose a new profession for your character as a warrior, wizard/witch, or hunter. [Emurasoft - Available to Download at Official Site] Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. 65
    Minimal variations in enemies, musical tracks, or backgrounds suggests that the first episode was not so much an indication of what the series can be, but rather a work in progress.
  2. 61
    The idea is a good one; it's just too bad it was applied to what is essentially a mediocre clone of an aging product.
  3. You might have trouble appreciating Shadowflare's gameplay nuances, because the game's sound isn't too great and its visuals are absolutely primitive.
  4. Because of its brevity, it doesn't come close to justifying the $15 price tag.
  5. If you want carpal tunnel syndrome, there are far more entertaining ways to contract it. [Feb 2003, p.80]
  6. In the end, Shadowflare simply becomes a chore, lacking any depth or flair that might justify the heat energy spent in the mouse clicking. [Mar 2003, p.88]
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  1. NightMare
    Jul 30, 2005
    2
    Pretty sucky graphics, lack of monsters, weapons and armors, very buggy, the spells are worth shit, 1 character type (though it is in male and female, there is no difference.) And many more negative things. Expand