Shadow of Loot Box – Video PC Review

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Developer: Stately Snail
Publisher: Stately Snail
Release Date: Jan 31, 2018
Edited by KnightAvenger

Graphics are nothing to hate on or brag about. They are just…basic. Comparable to other games using a similar art style, the game does come out ahead for the most part. Again, though, the game’s sound effects reflect upon the cost of the game. Cheap.

The controls were comfortable for the most part. The character feels like he is taking steps, sometimes, however, and it almost feels like you are floating or just not stopping when you actually stop pressing the controls. This often caused a minor annoyance.

The game had a couple boss fights which were rather unique, considering.

The biggest part of this game, the core of the game is the parody of the Loot Boxes, DLC, and some of the things video games are known for. Especially games developed by Ubisoft. The game pokes fun at these things and, for the most part, does it rather successfully.

The overall game wasn’t terrible but, in the end, I was let down. The game ended after only playing for an hour. I was hoping for more. I simply do not believe in paying for a game that can be beaten in only an hour. Maybe for a dollar but at the price of $3.99 (USD) launch sale or the standard $4.99 (USD) on Steam, I would say DO NOT BUY this. Wait until it inevitably goes on sale for a dollar or less and then pick it up or, hey, buy it, beat it, refund it. As it stands, you can refund any game on Steam if you have not played over two hours. This is something I think Stately Snail should look at.

Pros:

  • Good Comedy/Pokes great fun at Loot Boxes, DLC, and DRM

Cons:

  • Only one hour of gameplay
  • Character slides when you stop moving

Draul gives Shadow of Loot Box a Drastik Measure 7.0 out of 10 (70)

It was an enjoyable experience and, by watching the entire video that comes along with this review, you can watch the entire game played in an hour. I would like to have seen more tropes of loot boxes being parodied or more gaming tropes in general. The comedy of the game was on the nose but the one hour of gameplay really was a kick in the balls.