Gameloft strikes again, this time it’s a new action-adventure game called Shadow Guardian. They have dropped three gorgeous looking games in the past week, and all truly look awesome. I was excited about Starforce Collision and right when I got into it, I noticed a game called Shadow Guardian. In Shadow Guardian, you play investigative journalist/ex-soldier Jason Call. Your mission is to keep a group of mercenaries from finding an ancient and powerful relic. There is a lot to do, and you are going to fun doing it.
Gameplay & Features
As Jason Call, you’ll travel through India, Alexandria, and even the Antarctic. This game isn’t about sightseeing though, you are going to have a hard time getting to your destinations. You’ll have to jump, climb, swing, run, and fight your way through 7 different levels. All that and you’ve got mercenaries shooting at you to boot. The controls were responsive, although “ducking for cover” took a little getting used to. That being said, it was awesome to be able to pop shots from behind something. You have to be careful though, as your enemies can do it too.
You’ll get several different weapons, to use as well. In the three levels I’ve played so far I’ve gotten a pistol, a machine gun, a rocket launcher, and a sweet assault rifle with a scope. I’m sure there are more weapons as you progress in the game, those are just the ones I’ve received so far. You will need them all, when the enemies come; they come in waves. There will be a few puzzles thrown in here & there as well, which adds another dimension to the gameplay.
Overall, it is a solid action-adventure game. The graphics are outstanding, and the audio is great. I have not beaten the game yet, but it has been a lot of fun so far. The only gripe I have so far is with the 3rd level, and the amount of climbing involved. I’ve climbed more than fought, and it should be the other way around. You can’t really fall off of anything either; while that may be a good thing for most, it can make it a bit dull when there is so much of it in one level. Even with the excessive climbing, it’s truly a gorgeous game, and when you do fight; the battles can be pretty intense. If you are interested in giving this game a shot, you can pick it up for 4.99 in Gamelofts Store.