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Review | Skulls of the Shogun

It is a good day to die for General Akamoto. Well, it isn’t at first. Being killed by an unknown assailant, being forced to stand in line to reach eternal rest, and having to eat skulls to push your way through the afterlife may sound obnoxious, but it’s a small price to pay. From up-and-coming development house, 17-bit Games comes Skulls of the Shogun, the highly-anticipated strategy game for XBLA that shows Japanese war history in a weird, but incredibly funny light. Accessible gameplay and a bottomless reserve of humor keep Skulls of the Shogun from stumbling, even when some gameplay inconsistencies do their best to make that happen.

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It began with a hand-me-down Sega Genesis from his cousin and since then, he's been fascinated with video games. He enjoys the blissful platforming of the 16-bit era and the rich adventures of the 64-bit era. Favorite games include Metroid Prime, Banjo-Tooie, and practically every 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog title.

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