Lo Wang. The very name strikes fear in fortune cookie-eating Mafia men and small children everywhere. He is the reason most ninja wannabees have sold off their combat sandals to the local pawn shop. Lo Wang is Shadow Warrior. #1 Assassin. #1 Yakuza abuser. #1 Freak fragger. #1 Mutant mutilator. #1 Reason to be scared of the dark. Enter the Land of the Rising Sun and spread ninja charisma like napalm for there are undead sumos to be uzied, samurai to be shurikened, and bulldozers to be boarded. Don’t forget to goose the geishas and make sure your dinghy isn’t hanging out...
From the creators of Duke Nukem 3D, comes the ever-explosive, forever controversial Shadow Warrior, a first-person shooter that takes the Build engine to its extreme limits. Offering a destructible environment with a bevy of weapons--ranging from razor-sharp katanas, 4-barrel shotguns, and even your own fists--Shadow Warrior is sure to satisfy the hunger for some Lo Wang and not leave you hungry an hour later.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence, Strong Sexual Content.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2012-11-15 07:25:53 by SweatyGremlins:
"You want to wash Wang? Or you want to watch Wang wash wang?"
It's full of weird lines like that lol. If you like the Duke 3D\Blood era of Build Engine fps then you should get this, especially if you missed it somehow. It is not the last game released on the Build Engine (Redneck Rampage and NAM came after) but it runs the most advanced version of the Build Engine.
Just my opinion,read more but this feels like an actual sequel to Duke 3D, the spirit of that style of fps is intact: leading edge tech (for its time of course) combined with strong character\attitude and fun! It really feels like the developers had fun with their tech during this era.
The attitude of the developers reflected a 'sequel' mentality too, George Broussard in 1996: "We want Shadow Warrior to surpass Duke Nukem 3D in features and gameplay and that's a TALL order."
In my opinion they certainly matched and even beat Duke 3D in areas. The weapons are seriously heavy; from Katanas and Quad Barreled Riot Shotguns (yep, that's QUAD BARRELED!) to Nuclear warheads, the game just has a ridiculous arsenal. There's also naked anime girls to find hidden throughout the levels!
Some people might find the Asian stereotypes offensive, but I feel Shadow Warrior makes fun of the cinema stereotypes people like Bruce Lee worked hard to expose. It's making fun of Western cinema's representation of Asia, not of Asian culture itself.
It's certainly not a game that would be made these days however lol. Politically incorrect, sexist, violent; it's a game that would make those daytime tv mothers' heads explode. If your a fan of fps games from the 90s era and aren't easily offended, I highly recommend Shadow Warrior; great little piece of fps history to play.
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Posted on 2012-11-15 13:33:01 by dogbus:
As a huge fan of most of the games that were release with the Build Engine, this one was always one of my favourites. I don't know how many games have tried to do first person swords/fists with effectiveness, but I've always found this one is the best. It's funny, well designed and just good. If you love Duke Nukem, and always had a soft spot in your heart for its peers in onread more the build engine, you'll have a great time with this. The fact that it includes the expansions for only $6? Great stuff.
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Posted on 2012-11-15 11:22:17 by Doomguy93:
Wow, this game finally made it to gog to complete the holy Build trinity. Amazing game, Slightly questionable humor and great gameplay make this a game to definitely pick up if you enjoy Duke Nukem 3D/Blood/Doom.
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