Shadows Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice – Game Review

Shadows Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice – Game Review


2021-12-20 22:57:52

Aiko’s Choice – it seems that the Mimimi Games team is “carrying” the whole real-time strategy game genre after a spectacular launch with version Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun and the grand comeback of Desperados III, of course, fans are looking forward to their next move.

And it seems that somewhat listening to the fans’ request, the Mimimi team has launched an equally flavorful “extra rice” meal, preparing for the company’s next hearty meal – the expansion. Aiko’s Choice, on the 5th anniversary of the debut of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.

Once again, the player incarnates into five very unique and interesting characters, venturing into shogunate Japan, but instead of adventuring in the quest to uncover sinister political conspiracies, now Here, players will untangle the life of the charming but equally sharp Aiko.

So what’s new in this little adventure with the recipe Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun? Let’s go back to Japan with to find out!


Fascinating side story!

Expansion Aiko’s Choice takes place between acts 2 and 3 of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, when a sinister and mysterious figure from Aiko’s past, Niang Zi Chiyo, appears and turns her life upside down, and now Aiko and her team: the nimble thief Yuki, the spiritual shinobi Hayato Active, experienced old man Takuma and the solid shoulder of General Mugen, work together to solve a mysterious problem!

The plot of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice though relatively short and lacks the considerable weight of the version Blades of the Shogun original, but still an interesting side story for fans to immerse in it.

Through three large levels and two short levels act as story transitions and let players… relax, the story of Aiko’s Choicee strengthen the close relationship of this seemingly reluctant team.

Of course, the star of this story is Aiko, my favorite character in the plot of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.

Aiko represents the most persecuted female class of Japanese feudal society despite the false auras and comforts surrounding them. The stories that led to Aiko’s retirement from the Artisan world to become a Shinobi are further deepened in this story, as well as the rest of the characters adding a certain amount of depth to make their stories even more interesting. more memorable.

Advanced challenge, fun in gameplay!

Not only have the characters and their backstory expanded, the gameplay of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun also somewhat expanded in Aiko’s Choice to make the experience more valuable.

The three big stages of Aiko’s Choice can easily match the most complex and interesting levels of the final act in the main game. Large, complex levels with countless enemies are meticulously arranged like pieces of a giant puzzle and force players to brainstorm to solve them.

And since this team’s kit and equipment still have no additions or cuts, these three levels will serve as exciting new challenges for players!

These levels will have very different goals or design approaches and are relatively unique to the main game, which will require the player to juggle multiple main quests at once while a single member of the team is required to complete several missions at once. team members are taken away (meaning you have to rescue them too!), or break into a lonely temple at dizzying heights, these are all additions that will satisfy the genre’s “hunger” Multiplayer team strategy.

However, the level of play that I am most impressed with is when the game requires players to solve tasks on 5 different islands, with each island having its own mission, challenge, and the fact that a certain number of people have their own unique abilities. animals… can’t swim will require players to solve missions in isolated islands with a limited number of members.

Aiko's Choice

These levels will have very different and relatively unique design goals or approaches to the main game.

In addition, this level also has some interesting and unique challenge mechanics such as the fact that the character will leave footprints on the sand to attract the attention of the enemy, and the discerning player will definitely take advantage of the opportunity. this scheme, or it will foil the plans of a dim-witted guy (like the writer!)

This design approach creates very natural and interesting challenges for players.

Still the characters with the very characteristic skill sets in fighting, approaching, distracting … of the main game, now players have to face completely new and extremely interesting challenges. !

Meal “extra rice” Aiko’s Choice will certainly satisfy the “hunger” of the group strategy game addicts!


Aiko's Choice

Not enough “already”…

It’s delicious, but Aiko’s Choice will definitely leave a lot of regrets and… cravings for players!

Three levels plus two story arcs aren’t enough compared to ‘s massive storyline Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, the only feeling that the writer feels when finished playing is … want to play again, want to continue to explore the stories around these very memorable characters, want to experience more of the extremely intelligent screen design. intelligence of the game.

Aiko's Choice

Another rather unfortunate minus point is “Aiko’s choice”, when the player will be given a choice that seems to have a lot of weight, especially the tragedies that will take place in the third act of the game. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, but the player must already know what happened, and how meaningless Aiko’s choice becomes…

the player must already know what happened, and how meaningless Aiko’s choice becomes…

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