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#1 herbert3000

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 04:50 AM

The game is now available on Steam and GOG for $35.99 (special price until December 13, then it will cost $39.99).

If you enjoy playing games like Commandos and Desperados you should definitely get Shadow Tactics. And if you don't, you should get it anyway :)

There's even a free demo, so give it a try! And no, I don't get paid for this post, I'm just a big fan of this great game.



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:40 AM

Maybe youre employeer of them, but is a good game xd.



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:51 AM

It's a good game, now I just hope Pyro looks at the sales and reviews of this game and makes a come back too xD



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 03:46 PM

What specifications are your computers guys?

(I read it requires "Windows: Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)" and DX10 as well apparently, althought for DirectSound version 9.0c should do.)



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:51 PM

What specifications are your computers guys?

(I read it requires "Windows: Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)" and DX10 as well apparently, althought for DirectSound version 9.0c should do.)

 

Well i have quite a high end pc so im fine. Not sure how game runs on lower end pc's with lower graphics settings.

You'll need a GPU with atleast DX10.

 

My specs:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

Ram: 16GB DDR3

CPU: Intel Core I7 4790K 

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7950



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:08 AM

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Windows: Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel i3 2nd-Generation 2.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 2.5GHz 
Memory: 4 GB RAM 
Graphics: Nvidia GT640, AMD Radeon HD7750, 1GB VRAM
Storage: 13 GB available space 
DirectX version: 10
Sound card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers

 

A gigabyte of memory just on the video card? Bloody hell! And Win 10 will need 2 GB for itself I guess.

Does the game offer the possibility to switch back to DX9?



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:24 AM

 

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Windows: Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel i3 2nd-Generation 2.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 2.5GHz 
Memory: 4 GB RAM 
Graphics: Nvidia GT640, AMD Radeon HD7750, 1GB VRAM
Storage: 13 GB available space 
DirectX version: 10
Sound card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers

 

A gigabyte of memory just on the video card? Bloody hell! And Win 10 will need 2 GB for itself I guess.

Does the game offer the possibility to switch back to DX9?

 

What are your specs?
 

And I doubt it, but I guess you could download the demo to test if it will run then you wont waste any money.

 

Though sometimes these days game's tend to put higher requirements than what they actually need.


Edited by robb, 20 December 2016 - 03:30 AM.


#8 Jeroen

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:15 PM

mobo has nForce 4 chipset and is first gen PCI-X with these:

AMD X2 2.4GHz

4 GB mem

ATI 3470

Win 7 runs OK.

 

The graphics card must be the bottle neck (DX 10 but not really).

 

BTW I have the AGP version of the Radeon HD3850 (DX 10.1) and it still plays any vid I throw at it. MKVs in 1080 are no problem. Except it's on an old computer and vids don't demand much of the rest of the system. IOW I have rarely ever bought new stuff unless I really had to. :)



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:08 PM

I just watched most of this https://www.youtube....h?v=WLhcF8Dg9i8 and realize I'll not be playing a cartoon anyway. No need to upgrade.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:50 AM

https://www.youtube....kA&t=12m30s

turn up the volume to hear the characters clearly, as this seems to be a nice easter egg or reference to the commandos series :)

 

@Imp: the cartoonish look is a sensible choice of the developers, after examining a buttload of art pieces from the Edo era, that's why the bit stylized but still realistic forms with bold outlines rule the visuals. tastes are difference obviously, but i really like the style of this game, and the for me 360 rotation makes up for the questionable loss of sharpness


Edited by AndrewT, 06 January 2017 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:27 PM

With cartoon I meant the jumps at 2:51 and at 2:56 in the video I link to. I expected the voice actor to do this:

 

I like the 3D too, absolutely yes. But I also think in DX7 (from 1999 or 2000) everything I see would be possible.


Edited by Imp, 06 January 2017 - 07:42 PM.


#12 herbert3000

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:47 PM

FYI: Shadow Tactics is -50% off right now on Steam:

http://store.steampo..._of_the_Shogun/

($19.99 instead of $39.99)



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:53 PM

Thanks for that heads-up! :thumbsupcool:. Bought it! ;)



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:28 PM

I got it also, its very good game, but seems need a good computer to run.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:07 PM

I prefer the gog version.

They continously updated the releases. I periodically check this for update my backups.

Today, I just found that they offer the current last version (1.4.4.f) in 32 and 64 bits.



#16 herbert3000

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:04 PM

Just received a mail from gog.com...the game is on sale right now: https://www.gog.com/...s_of_the_shogun

20 bucks (instead of 40), sale ends on March 19 I think.



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:59 AM

This game is really good. Especially the map is beautiful



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:05 PM

I found a few screenshots that show you how the art style of the game has evolved:

bambooforest_01.jpg bambooforest_00.jpg

ricefields_01.jpg ricefields_00.jpg

snowcity_01.jpg snowcity_00.jpg

uprising_01.jpg uprising_00.jpg

Click on the first image and then use the arrow keys to switch between images.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:09 PM

@herbert3000: great stuff, haven't seen these before, thanks for posting them!

 

I have encountered however an early footage about the game, which was originally meant to resemble traditional Japanese ink drawings, but the dev team decided to move from this abstract and stylized visual to a more realistic looking art style.

 

 

read more here: https://www.gamasutr...paign=gamasutra






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