Aragami: Shadow Edition
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An interesting game that doesn't wants to be 2019's GOTY but manages to entertain with its stealth/puzzles proposal.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Between the perfect gameplay, great story, and flawless presentation, Aragami is a stealth masterpiece. It's that simple.
Overall, despite Nightfall being a relatively short bit of DLC, it manages to pack in some fun challenges with the level design, and the combat is as satisfying as ever. I found the story to be nicely paced throughout the four levels and leaves you off just before the opening of Aragami. However, the DLC doesn't add much more to the game than the three new Shadow Techniques and is over once you've only just gotten into it.
People who find trial and error frustrating should be aware that they cannot save scum, and there are some pretty long checkpoints in the more complex levels. Overall, though, it's a fun game of shadows that stealth fans will appreciate.
It takes a while to get going and it has its fair share of annoying quirks, but as it progresses Aragami becomes a solid stealth game with a compelling story. The addition of extra DLC chapters gives the game a welcome boost in longevity, and though its temperamental mechanics prevent it becoming an unarguable gem, its stylish look and the range of abilities you acquire by the end mean fans of stealth games (and fans of stealth only) will still have a fun time with it. Eventually.
Aragami - Shadow Edition is a third person stealth action game with a unique art style, simple gameplay mechanics and a compelling plot which is bound to captivate Nintendo Switch players. It takes a while for players to get used to its controls but any fan of stealth action games will feel more than rewarded when putting their hands on this piece of work.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Aragami: Shadow Edition is all you could ask for and more from a game that is built on the mythology of shinobi. It may still have a few rough corners, but for a first stab on console that emphasises stealth, patience and bloody retribution? It's a superb experience with plenty to say thanks to its included Nightfall expansion.
It was never a ground-breaking game per se, but it is well put together and worth checking out.
Harking back to the stealth games of old, Aragami: Shadow Edition will force you to think your way through. Some clunky controls aside, it's well worth your time — especially if you were a fan of the old Tenchu series.
With its methodical, unforgiving gameplay, Aragami: Shadow Edition is not for everyone. However, it doesn't try to be. It's aimed squarely at the Tenchu crowd, with whom it should be a hit. If you're a younger gamer who's never tried a true stealth game, Aragami is a great place to start.