Cyber Shadow Review (Xbox Series S)
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow, the sole survivor of his clan, on one last mission to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin.
- Pixel art graphics.
- 310.5MB download size.
- 1000 Gamerscore.
- Graphic settings- CRT filter, CRT bad wires, flicker transparency, screen shake, and screen flashes.
- Can rebind controls.
- Feats-own in-game achievements.
- Six save slots.
- Chiptune soundtrack.
- Analog and d-pad support.
- In-game cutscenes.
- Beautiful art.
- Action-platformer gameplay.
- Classic NES (8-bit) era mechanics, high difficulty, one-hit deaths, precise jumps, etc.
- Big boss battles.
- Checkpoints that also grant health.
- Health pickups.
- Earn new abilities by beating bosses.
- Satisfying gameplay.
- Love how the cutscenes look but also how they are integrated into the game flow.
- No tutorials.
- The knockback is a real bastard.
- Little replay value.
- It’s a take on platformers that has been done several times over.
- Controls are awkward especially when acquiring new abilities.
- Graphics - 9/109/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 9/109/10
Yacht games have established themselves as perfectionists when it comes to 8 Bit gaming. Shovel Knight redefined the action platformer genre and Cyber Shadow has done it again! Whilst it’s not as groundbreaking as Shovel Knight or as vast, What Cyberahadow does is shine a lot on the different side of action platformers so think classic games like Ninja Gaiden or even Castlevania in a way. It’s less about the journey and more about how you deal with the dangers, Boss fights are big events and boil down to learning patterns. The music is as Catchy as it has ever been and the polish is second to none. Cyber Shadow is a new kind of challenge and is a lot of fun.