Shadow Tac­tics

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - FRONT PAGE -

(PS4/XO) HHH Age: 16+

A rare breed of squad-based stealth set in feu­dal Ja­pan, Shadow Tac­tics en­sures you’re al­ways out­num­bered, al­ways out­gunned (and, er, out-sworded). So your team of five must work to­gether to snipe, dis­tract, as­sas­si­nate and sneak through com­pounds teem­ing with en­e­mies.

It lurches be­tween deeply sat­is­fy­ing (when you em­ploy more than brute force to fi­nesse a task) to frus­trat­ing (when they don’t be­cause of pun­ish­ing dif­fi­culty). Fac­tor in the awk­ward con­trols on con­sole and Shadow Tac­tics comes off as an in­trigu­ing but flawed gem.

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