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Shadow Complex (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the single player gameplay and value for money. The gameplay and story also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the usability.

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usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Shadow Complex (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 77 reviews)

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Shadow Complex Review for the XBOX360

 

Sorry Samus, your Metroid is in another complex.

Generous visuals and effects; Fairly long campaign mode; Challenging bonus speed run mode; Good implementation of leaderboards; Handy map

Shooting 3D on 2D plane can be wonky; Generic enemy design

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Shadow Complex

 

Shadow Complex was released while I was out of town with no Xbox 360 in sight so I had plenty of time to read all the hype before I got a chance to sit down with it. Going in with high expectations is always a bad thing. This isn't the case for Shadow...

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Shadow Complex Review [Xbox 360]

 

It's impossible to avoid the comparisons, so I'm not going to try. Shadow Complex takes the formula that was previously best implemented by both the Metroid and Castlevania series and accomplishes two things: it frees the genre from the handheld prison...

Perfect level design ; Amazing, enjoyable, empowering abilities ; Well planned difficulty curve ; Beautiful lighting and graphical effects

Bosses are just plain boring ; Plot is mediocre

The pure extract of what made the old 2D Metroid and Castlevania powerup hunts so amazing.

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Shadow Complex Review

 

In 2007, Chair Entertainment—founded by key members of the team who developed the ambitious but ultimately underwhelming Advent Rising--released critical and consumer Xbox Live Arcade favorite Undertow. In 2008 Chair was acquired by Epic Games and,...

Its minor flaws keep it shy of a perfect score, but they by no means make Shadow Complex anything less than one of the best games I've experienced this year. Its stellar design, eye-popping presentation, addictive gameplay and, of course, that very...

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Shadow Complex - Xbox 360

 

Video Review: A Genre Reborn.

there were too many games coming out this month, so i had to skip this when it first dropped. just might have to go back and pick it up though

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Shadow Complex Review

 

The new poster-child of XBLA.

Liquid-smooth platforming; brains over brawn combat; fine-tuned progression; replay value for two or three runs; fun mini-games

Weak storytelling

Saying that Shadow Complex is a triumph of Live Arcade almost sounds insulting. It's one of the best games in the 360 library. The gameplay is tuned tighter than a Maserati, and Jason's flowing movements nearly make the Prince of Persia seem crippled....

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Shadow Complex

 

Weaponry

Some cool twists on a classic formula; looks amazing for an Arcade title; tons of incentive for replay

Seems a bit too familiar at times; frequent issues with aiming; occasional visual bugs

Though the facility may seem intimidating at first, the game provides lots of great tools to help traverse it. The first – and arguably most useful – is Jason's flashlight. Of course, its primary function is to illuminate darker rooms, but shine it at...

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Shadow Complex on Xbox 360

 

Sink or Swim

At 1200 Microsoft Points (around $15), Shadow Complex is one of the most fulfilling, robust packages the Xbox Live Arcade has to offer, which is a steal for a game that could have easily been released at retail. It sets a new landmark for graphics in a...

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Shadow Complex

 

Epic take a break from Gears and join forces with a Card and some Chairs to bring you this well crafted action game, in a retro style.

There must be something in the air. The whole reason the side-scroller genre waned was because of the evolution of videogames graphics. But now they’re back, and it looks like they’re here to stay. Shadow Complex, a side-scroller shooter/action...

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Shadow Complex (Xbox 360)

 

Given its standing among developers, critics and fans, it's surprising that there aren't more games that blatantly rip off Super Metroid. Where Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter II and DOOM inspired whole movements of cash-in clones, Super Metroid's...

This review is based on a downloadable copy of the game provided by the publisher.

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