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Greetings! I'm Wesley,an avid gamer who enjoys playing almost every kind of game out there,racing excluded.

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Skulls of the Shogun is a turn based strategy game set in a humorous rendition of the ancient Japanese afterlife where you play as a General by the name of Akamoto, who arrives after being mysteriously murdered in battle. Many turn-based strategy games rely less on strategy and more on rock-paper-scissors like tactics in order to counter your enemy's units rather than out-thinking them. Skulls of the Shogun shakes up the genre by being rather fast paced, especially for a strategy game, and forcing you to make decisions under multiple different kinds of constraints that have to be worked around. These constraints force you to use strategy and essentially play parts of the game more as a puzzle game than a turn-based strategy, and that's mainly where Skulls of the Shogun tends to stand out.
Spooky Scary Samurai

As I said many times before Skulls of the Shogun is a turn-based strategy game, which means that it has plenty of competition. So the question then is, what makes this Skulls of the Shogun different from all the other turn-based strategy games out on the market. The main difference is the orders system, limiting you to only being able to use 5 actions a turn. Those actions could be moving and attacking or maybe buying a new unit, regardless of what the action is though it always costs one order, represented by the scrolls at the top of your screen. I really liked how this actually influenced gameplay, it made me have to think about which unit I should be moving and actually plan my game out instead of moving first and planning later. Seeing as in almost every battle you're outnumbered significantly, you're going to be doing a lot of planning so that you can overcome odds that are certainly not in your favor. You start with a handful of units, but on pretty much every level there are shrines that you can use to buy more units with rice, the game's currency. Rice is acquired by haunting rice paddies with your units, a task that takes a turn and leaves the unit doing the haunting defenseless for said turn. The paddies are normally put in locations that tend to provoke conflict with the opposing side, so you have to strategize as to which ones you can take or hold. Rice paddies, like mineral fields in C&C or Starcraft, eventually run out so you are somewhat on a timer and will eventually reach a point where you run out.
Units Here and Units There!

Now in Skulls of the Shogun you're going to be using 4 types of units: cavalry, archers, infantry, and your commanding general unit. You also have different monk shrines that can be haunted to give you special monk units with themed abilities, which massively change how you play the game. I found that the hardest part of the game was actually fully utilizing each kind of unit, but I got better at it as the game progressed. When enemies are killed, they drop skulls, which can be eaten by one of your men to give them a health buff. If 3 skulls are consumed on one specific unit, then they turn into a demon and can attack more often and hit harder. So strategy in Skulls of the Shogun is not only about the usual things like positioning and knowing when to attack, but you also have to work with both a small number of moves and units, as well as knowing when to upgrade your men. The best part about Skulls of the Shogun is that I found as the game progressed, I didn't feel like I was playing a strategy game and instead felt more as if it was closer to a puzzle game in some places. Finding the right combination of moves to successfully out-think your enemy was incredibly satisfying, and at times difficult, but in the end I always found myself looking back fondly on just about every level.

Skulls of the Shogun is a colorful and refreshing take on strategy games that switches up the monotony with faster paced combat and gameplay in places that feels almost like solving a puzzle, let down only by its lackluster story.

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A little about me!
Age: 16
Real name: Wesley
Favorite game: Bioshock
Favorite song: Khalid - Location
Favorite Book: All Quiet On the Western Front
Favorite Movie: Judge Dredd []
Favorite TV Series: Game of Thrones []
Note: As a person and as a gamer I have heavily been inspired by John "Totalbiscuit" Bain who, even after his cancer diagnosis continues to make quality content and advance the gaming industry.


Favorite video game quotes:

"It's always struck me as odd, that evil is never self aware"
- Jonah, The Old City: Leviathan

“You don’t need mutations to strip men of their humanity. I’ve seen plenty of examples.”
- Geralt, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

"My name is Lucatiel. I beg of you, remember my name. For I may not myself..."
- Lucatiel of Mirrah, Dark Souls 2

"They say the Force can do terrible things to a mind. It can wipe away your memories and destroy your very identity."
-Carth Onasi, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Hey, Its me, Dat Boi. The game we had was amazing! The teamwork was incredible, we all were very happy to play together, which made our chemistry so much better, and we just had fun! :D
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