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  • Summary: Nearly 30 years after the original version premiered on the Macintosh, Shadowgate returns, fully re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming landscape. With 4K-capable resolutions, Shadowgate not only features a stunning level of hand-painted detail but also tons of new mind-bending puzzlesNearly 30 years after the original version premiered on the Macintosh, Shadowgate returns, fully re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming landscape. With 4K-capable resolutions, Shadowgate not only features a stunning level of hand-painted detail but also tons of new mind-bending puzzles and more objects to interact with to help you on your quest. There are also plenty of throwbacks to the original version, so veterans and newcomers alike will all relish their journey through Shadowgate… if they survive. Expand
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  1. May 10, 2019
    85
    I didn’t realize how much I really loved the original Shadowgate until I started up this remake and heard the iconic opening music. If you were like me and grew up on the original Shadowgate, you owe it to yourself to pick this version up to experience the difference three decades can make. If you’re new to the title or genre, it’s still a great investment that will challenge your puzzle solving skills, even if it can be a little obtuse at times.
  2. Apr 11, 2019
    80
    If you want an old skool game with old skool difficulty and old skool logic, Shadowgate is the game for you. You will need patience and some very strange lateral thinking skills, but the reward is a game that opens out like a flower the deeper you get.
  3. Apr 17, 2019
    60
    Shadowgate is very easy to recommend to fans of the original game or of the early days of point-and-click in general. For modern genre enthusiasts, it may be a tougher sell thanks to basic presentation and lots of opportunities to get a game over. Regardless, this is the best updated version of a thirty year old game that one could hope for, and it should leave nostalgic adventure gamers hopeful for more classic revivals in the same vein.
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  1. Apr 11, 2019
    8
    Shadowgate is a remake of the classic point-and-click adventure I originally played on the NES. You're an adventurer named Jair, and you'veShadowgate is a remake of the classic point-and-click adventure I originally played on the NES. You're an adventurer named Jair, and you've been called by the wizard Lakmir to free Castle Shadowgate, which has fallen to an unspeakable evil named Talimar the Black. It's a fantasy-style dungeon crawler of an adventure game, with you exploring old tombs and wielding swords and the like. Shadowgate is difficult, in the way that only the classic era adventure games were. Shadowgate uses the antiquated "Look" "Go" "Eat" "Use" "Hit" et cetera system that was retired so many years ago. Using an item is entirely different from Looking at an item is entirely different from Eating an item, and Shadowgate expects you to know when to use each command, or it kills you. Shadowgate has tuned the difficulty a bit by adding easier tiers, but even these just allow you a few more turns. For all that old-school clunkiness, for all the challenge it puts you through, I genuinely enjoyed Shadowgate as a huge fan from the NES days. Shadowgate is hard unless you remember playing the original for countless hours, there's no getting around that. Even if you're a veteran of the original, you'll most likely get stuck occasionally considering the developers switched or tweaked a majority of the puzzles. You're going to die. You're going to be frustrated. You're going to have no clue what you should be doing, wandering at random between rooms. If you are up for a challenge from the days of old very well redone with retaining it's classic charm, then Shadowgate is definitely for you. If you are a newcomer I've outlined what to expect, and if you are a fans of the original rejoice. Expand