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Shadow Warrior (reboot)

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📰 Title: Shadow Warrior (reboot) 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 05. Released
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ FPS ➤ Fantasy & Sci-fi ➤ Duke Nukem, Redneck Rampage, ... 🌍️ Browser-based:
🔖 Tags: Action; FPS; Swordplay; Shooter; Adventure; Hack and Slash; Ninja; Demons; Gore; Nudity; Dark Humor; Funny; Comedy; Atmospheric; Classic; Remake; 3D VR 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 2013-09-26 📦️ Arch:
🐤️ Latest: 2013-09-26 🍥️ On Deb repo:
📍️ Version: Latest : 20130926 📦️ Deb:
🏛️ License type: Commercial 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License: Commercial 📦️ AppImage:
🏝️ Perspective: First person 📦️ Snap:
👁️ Visual: 3D 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time ⚙️ Generic bin.:
👫️ Played: Single 📄️ Source: ✓
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 15111 🐛️ Created: 2016-10-28
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Un reboot du jeu éponyme de 1997, et un FPS en solo, de type fantastique, dans lequel le joueur incarne Lo Wang, un mercenaire ninja à la solde d'un magnat (Orochi Zilla) de l'industrie japonaise, dans un monde où démons (inspirés de la mythologie japonaise) et humains vivent à présent côte à côte. Au cours d'une mission pour s'emparer d'un sabre médiéval qui tourne à l'échec, Wang s'allie au démon Hoji, et découvre que ce katana est un artéfact magique capable de tuer les démons... [en]: A single-player FPS where players take control of the modern ninja mercenary Lo Wang, as he fights through levels of demonic hordes. Wang work for the powerful Japanese industrial magnate, Orochi Zilla. As he was sending to purchase an ancient katana from a collector who refuses the offer, Wang tries to take the sword by force, killing him and his men in the process. Wang allies with a demon named Hoji, who was caged by the collector, in hopes of retrieving the sword. Hoji explains that the katana is capable of slaying immortals and is anathema to demons.

🎥️ Videos

🕹️ Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] : (202xxx), (202xxx), (202xxx),


🤓️ Présentation des développeurs / Dev presents : (202xxx)


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🛠️ Technical informations
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🐘 Social
Devs (Flying Wild Hog(202xxx) [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
(Shadow Warrior(202xxx)) Devs (3D Realms [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [Forums] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [LinkedIn] [Interview 1 2]
(Shadow Warrior(202xxx)) Devs (General Arcade [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Port by (Edward Rudd [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [PCGamingWiki] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube] [LinkedIn] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube]

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📕 Description [fr]

Un FPS fantastique, dans lequel le joueur est un mercenaire ninja, par le studio Flying Wild Hog, portage Linux par Edward Rudd & Aaron Melcher, publié par le studio Devolver Digital.

Shadow Warrior (2013) est une amélioration technique de la version éponyme de 1997, et un FPS solo (pas de multijoueur) de type fantastique, dans lequel le joueur incarne Lo Wang, un mercenaire ninja à la solde d'un magnat (Orochi Zilla) de l'industrie japonaise, dans un monde où démons (inspirés de la mythologie japonaise) et humains vivent à présent côte à côte. Au cours d'une mission pour s'emparer d'un sabre médiéval qui tourne à l'échec, Wang s'allie au démon Hoji, et découvre que ce katana est un artéfact magique capable de tuer les démons...


Scénario

Cinq ans se sont écoulés depuis que Lo Wang a brisé l'alliance entre son ancien et fourbe patron, et les anciens dieux du royaume de l'ombre. En dépit de nobles intentions, les efforts de Lo Wang pour anéantir les ténèbres ont corrompues le monde, créant un nouvel ordre étrange et sauvage où les humains et les démons vivent côte à côte.

Le guerrier autrefois redouté vit à présent dans les mondes parallèles, hors de portée de ses ennemis et des lueurs des néons de la métropole cybernétiques de Zilla, traînant une piètre existence, engagé comme simple épée pour les clans de yakuza locaux. C'est alors qu'au cours d'une simple mission qui tourna mal, Lo Wang fut mêlé à un conflit soudain impliquant un brillant jeune scientifique, un controversé leader de culte, et un terrifiant nouveau narcotique connu sous le nom de Shade. Notre héros qui n'a pas sa langue dans sa poche doit à nouveau manier ses lames meurtrières, une puissance de feu énorme ou une magie ancestrale pour purger le monde du mal.



🌍️ Wikipedia:

Shadow Warrior est un jeu vidéo de tir à la première personne développé par le studio polonais Flying Wild Hog et édité par Devolver Digital en 2013 pour Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, OS X et Linux. C'est un reboot du jeu homonyme sorti en 1997 mettant en scène Lo-Wang, l'homme de main d'une grande société japonaise, devant lutter contre une invasion démoniaque. L'univers humoristique s'inspire à la fois du cinéma d'action moderne et de la mythologie japonaise.

Histoire

Lo-Wang est mandaté par Orochi Zilla, un industriel japonais, pour acheter un sabre antique au collectionneur Mizayaki. À la suite du refus de Mizayaki, Lo-Wang tente de s'emparer du sabre par la force, il est alors capturé. Détenu dans un temple, il profite d'une attaque de démons pour s'évader. Forcé de s'allier au démon Hoji, il découvre que ce qu'il prenait pour un katana médiéval est en fait un morceau du Nobitsura Kage, un artéfact magique capable de tuer les démons.

Au cours de sa quête du Nobitsura Kage, Lo-Wang découvre les motivations de Hoji. Ce dernier cherche à se venger du Royaume des Ombres, dont il est originaire, et à ressusciter sa sœur Ameonna avec qui il entretenait une relation incestueuse, ce qui a provoqué sa disgrâce dans le royaume.

Les aspects tragiques de l'intrigue sont contrebalancés par des dialogues absurdes entre Hoji et Lo-Wang et des situations surréalistes .

Système de jeu

Le joueur alterne entre des phases d'exploration et des arènes tout en faisant face à des vagues d'ennemis. Il dispose de plusieurs armes à feu mais l'originalité du jeu repose sur son système de corps à corps. Plusieurs mouvements de sabre sont possibles à la souris ou au stick. Ainsi au cours de la partie le joueur apprend des combos qui lui permettent de se régénérer ou encore de détruire les armures de ses ennemis, ce qui facilite sa progression.

D'autres éléments empruntés aux RPG tels que l'amélioration de l'équipement ou des bonus statistiques, viennent modifier le système de combat.

Plusieurs critiques ont regretté l'absence de modes de jeu multijoueur.

📕 Description [en]

Story

Five years have passed since Lo Wang shattered the alliance between his deceitful former boss and the ancient gods of the shadow realm. Despite noble intentions, Lo Wang's efforts to annihilate the darkness corrupted the world, creating a strange and savage new order where humans and demons live side by side.

The once feared warrior now lives in the shifting wildlands outside the reach of his enemies and the neon glow of Zilla's cybernetic metropolis, scratching out a meager existence as a hired sword for the local Yakuza clans. When a simple mission goes wrong, Lo Wang is drawn into a volatile conflict between a brilliant young scientist, a controversial cult leader, and a terrifying new drug known as Shade. The sharp-tongued hero must once again wield lethal blades, staggering firepower, and archaic magic to purge the world of evil.


🌍️ Wikipedia:

Shadow Warrior is a first-person shooter video game developed by Polish independent development studio Flying Wild Hog and published by Devolver Digital for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is a reboot of the 1997 game of the same name, developed by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive, now licensed out by Devolver Digital, featuring the same character Lo Wang and a modern era setting with Asian mythology elements, all of which were redesigned with modern, full 3D graphics and new gameplay features, while also being a throwback to classic first-person shooters. The game was released on 26 September 2013 through digital distribution via Steam and GOG.com with a later retail release. On 31 March 2015 the game was released for both, OS X and Linux. Upon its release, the game was met with generally positive reviews from reviewers and critics. A sequel, Shadow Warrior 2, was released in 2016.

Gameplay

Shadow Warrior is a single-player first-person shooter where players take control of the modern ninja mercenary Lo Wang from a first-person perspective as he fights through levels of demonic hordes. Levels themselves are divided into chapters, each with Wang progressing through smaller stages to large open battle arenas that have side and hidden areas, occasionally allowing another route.

Wang is equipped with various firearms that require ammunition that can be found throughout stages. Firearms range from fictional versions of pistols, submachine guns, shotguns and rocket launchers, some of which can be dual-wielded. These also include secondary firing modes that allow players to alternate between different modes or rates of fire. Non-firearm weapons include crossbows that can fire both ordinary bolts or sticky grenades that can be remotely detonated at will. In addition to firearms, Wang’s signature weapon is the katana, which is limited to close quarters combat unlike ranged firearms, but is also very effective against enemies. Different swings and strikes can be utilized depending on different computer key and mouse movement combinations, creating unique moves of varying effectiveness depending on the enemy type, with the ability slice up enemies into multiple pieces. For example, a well-timed and properly placed strike can decapitate and instantly take down a foe, or a large swing can strike multiple opponents at once. When using the katana, throwing shurikens can also be used as a secondary backup weapon. The katana can also be drawn to perform a quick strike when using firearms in closer quarters.

Enemies themselves vary in strength, size and attack pattern. Some enemies will aggressively attack head on while others use projectiles or other abilities to hinder Wang's effectiveness in combat. Certain enemies can also be hindered or only killed through the removal of certain limbs, as opposed to others than can be taken down with simpler direct measures. Certain enemies also occasionally drop items Wang can use including a demon heart that can kill or stun nearby enemies with one use and a demon head that can be used as to fire damaging flames at enemies. The game also features boss fights that are unique, only appearing at certain points in the game and much more formidable in combat, usually requiring key points of attack and minor puzzle elements within the stage.

Wang can upgrade his abilities and weapons with multiple forms of in-game currency for different aspects. "Money" is gained by locating it throughout levels and is used to upgrade weaponry such as recoil laser sights, extra barrels and new fire modes. "Karma" points are gained through how well the player performs in combat, like well-aimed gunshots and katana moves such as head-shots and limb removals (indicated briefly in-game) or large deposits hidden within stages. These points can be spent on new skills such as increasing healing and damage output, while also allowing new katana moves and luck bonuses. Finally there are "Ki Crystals" that can also be found hidden in levels that allow Wang to learn new powers that can be used in combat, including shockwave attacks, health and damage properties and stunning or manipulating enemies. These new abilities are represented through tattoos on Wang’s body. Wang’s health is indicated through the in-game head-up display. After taking damage, health can be regained through finding health packs found throughout levels. However Wang can also use a power that heals him up.

Plot

Lo Wang (Jason Liebrecht) is an assassin who works for the powerful Japanese industrial magnate, Orochi Zilla. He is sent to purchase an ancient katana from a collector named Mizayaki for 2 million dollars. Mizayaki refuses the offer and Wang tries to take the sword by force, killing his men in the process. Wang is captured when Mizayaki reveals his bond with a demon named Hoji, and is caged, but escapes when demons attack the compound. Mizayaki is killed in the attack and Wang allies himself with Hoji in hopes of retrieving the sword. Hoji explains that the Nobitsura Kage, as the sword is called, is capable of slaying immortals and is anathema to demons. He also mentions that the Nobitsura Kage is actually three swords, and so Wang seeks them out to merge them into one.

Through the course of the game, Wang comes across "Whisperers": magical golems which contain a memory (in place of a heart) that one of the Ancients, the immortals that rule the demons, chose to sequester away. The Ancients cannot touch the Nobitsura Kage as just touching the weapon can kill them, but since Whisperers aren't truly alive, they can touch the blade therefore acting as couriers. By slaying these golems, Wang absorbs their memories and learns of the game's back-story. In the Shadow Realm, the home realm of the demons, the rain is fueled by the weeping of Ameonna, the sister of Hoji and the other Ancients. Hoji and Ameonna had an incestuous affair, which made her happy and stopped the rain. This caused a disastrous drought, and when the affair was discovered by Enra, the ruler of the Shadow Realm, Hoji's other brothers, Gozu, Mezu, and Xing, separated the pair and skinned Hoji's face as punishment, forcing him to wear a mask. Ameonna accepted her responsibility to the Shadow Realm, which embittered Hoji against both her for her abandonment and Enra for his tyranny over the Ancients. He conspired to poison his sister and take revenge upon Enra, tricking Xing into delivering a tainted potion that put her into an eternal slumber and causing another drought, using this to draw Enra to the temple so that Xing could overthrow him and rule the Shadow Realm in his stead. But the plot was stopped by Mezu, the most loyal of the brothers to Enra. Xing was beheaded by Gozu on Enra's orders for his role in the plot, which did not kill him, and Hoji was banished to the mortal realm for his treachery. Enra later saw that only the sacrifice of an Ancient could revive Ameonna and save the Shadow Realm, and thus sought the Nobitsura Kage, the only thing in existence which can kill an Ancient. Enra brokered a deal with the mortal Zilla to find and assemble the sword, promising a cure for his paraplegia and the assistance of demons to conquer the Earth.

On his quest for the third piece of the sword, Wang, who originally sought the Nobitsura Kage to deliver to Zilla, turns against his boss, betraying the Kyokagami twins, fellow assassins who also work for Zilla, in order to help Hoji retrieve the final piece of the weapon. It's discovered that Zilla was holding a Whisperer hostage the whole time, and is in possession of the third piece of the sword. When Enra teleports Hoji back to the shadow realm, Wang uses the last Whisperer on earth to travel to the Shadow Realm and learns that Hoji, who originally created the Whisperers, regrets his role in plunging the Shadow Realm into misery and seeks to undo his wrong by creating another Whisperer, taking away his memory of Wang. Wang convinces him that Enra needs to be stopped, and so the two join forces once more, with Hoji seeking to redeem himself by killing Enra and using his blood to revive Ameonna. Upon their return to earth, Wang confronts Zilla, and cuts off his sword arm. As Wang reassembles the Nobitsura Kage to its full Ancient-killing power, Zilla escapes with the help of the Kyokagami twins.

With the full Nobitsura Kage in his hands, Wang returns to the Shadow Realm with Hoji to confront Enra. Wang is captured by Enra and stripped of the sword. Enra tries to sacrifice Hoji to revive Ameonna by means of using the original Whisperer that Hoji made, which like the others before, can handle the Nobitsura Kage without harm, but Hoji disarms the Whisperer and hands the sword back to Wang, forcing Enra to retreat. But by touching the Nobitsura Kage, Hoji dooms himself. Wang corners Enra after a tense battle with Xing's headless body, Enra allows Wang to slay him, since he is the only sacrificial candidate left. Ameonna awakens, and upon seeing the dead body of Hoji, she weeps, bringing rain back to the Shadow Realm.