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Shadow of Loot Box

I recently got a Playstation 4. Since day one, I’ve wanted to review a game for the system. And then Ratalaika Games provided me with a PS4 review code for Shadow of Loot Box. This is my first Playstation 4 review. Did I enjoy the game?

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I wanted to love Shadow of Loot Box. When I first started the game, I liked its retro blocky graphics and its interesting “unlock almost everything” concept.

Unfortunately, the more I played the game, the less I liked it.

Shadow of Loot Box isn’t a horrible game. It has a unique concept thats making fun of “Loot Boxes.” Its sense of humor is weird and I like weird. That said, it does have some issues that keep it from being as good as it could’ve been.

There is no story in Shadow of Loot Box. Missions/challenges sometimes provided by NPCs are repetitive and very simple. The player is just thrown into the game’s world with no tutorials and no idea of what the ultimate goal of each level is. They have to find their way around in the levels. A map is not provided in Shadow of Loot Box. In the small levels, thats fine, but in the bigger levels you really need one.

Shadow of Loot Box is a first person shooter and the enemies in the game are Loot box creatures. Some of the creatures have legs, others are rooming bombs and so on. The game’s controls are pretty good, though aiming could’ve been better. It takes a lot of ammo to kill the loot box creatures. Too much ammo if you ask me!

Then there’s the way the loot creatures can walk through walls and other things like bushes and trees. There is no collision detection for enemies. Loot Boxes will run after you and let nothing get in their way. The player’s character, however, can feel free to bump into walls, trees, and other stuff.

Shadow of Loot Box can be fun. I enjoyed the goofy and neat concept of using skill points to unlock abilities, such as the ability   to open doors (!!). And the Loot Boxes full of items you find are cool and range from just about useless to really great!

Overall, Shadow of Loot Box has a good core concept: making fun of the Loot Box, but it really needed a story and for the enemies to be more aware of their surroundings.

Shadow of Loot Box gets a 6.5 out of 10.

Thanks to Ratalaika Games for providing a digital code for this review. Shadow of Loot Box is currently available on the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch digital stores.

 

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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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