Shadow Fight 2



An Introduction to Shadow Fight 2

Following on from the epic clash and bash fighter game of the same name. Players undertake the nameless, faceless ninja who fights rival ninjas, foes and demons to become the most powerful of all fighters in the realm!

Focusing on a rarely used format of timing rather than button mashing, Shadow Fight 2 is an action fighter arcade game that fills a void in the gaming genre that fans have been wanting for ages past!

Shadow Fight 2 : Gameplay

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Armed with a directional movement virtual joystick on the left and an action triggering selection of options on the right, even players with practically no gaming experience can quickly and easily enjoy the mechanics of Shadow Fight 2.

By completing levels and fulfilling missions, new and unique moves, attacks, abilities and weapons become unlocked which can then be fitted, practiced and used to perfection within battle.

Features of Shadow Fight 2

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Epic battles in the Underworld are waiting! Unite with friends and fight!

The sequel to the famous Facebook smash hit with 40 million users!

From the creators of Vector: Shadow Fight 2 is a nail-biting mix of RPG and classical Fighting. This game lets you equip your character with countless lethal weapons and rare armor sets, and features dozens of lifelike-animated Martial Arts techniques! Crush your enemies, humiliate demon bosses, and be the one to close the Gate of Shadows. Do you have what it takes to kick, punch, jump, and slash your way to victory? There’s only one way to find out…

– Plunge into epic combat sequences, rendered in astonishingly lifelike detail by an all-new animation system.

– Devastate your enemies with delightfully intuitive controls, thanks to an all-new fighting interface designed especially for touchscreens.

– Journey through six different worlds full of menacing demons in this action-packed, adrenaline-fueled combat RPG with an immersive, intriguing storyline.

– Customize your fighter with epic swords, nunchacku, armor suits, magical powers, and more.

Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Shadow Fight 2

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  • Time Your Timing!
    Whether it be offensive attacks or defensive blocks, the most important and prime factor in succeeding in Shadow Fight 2 is to efficiently time your moves!
  • Lead with Kicks, Ends with Fists!
    By opening with longer range high or low kicks, it is easier to time an assault to break your opponents guard and then unleash a flurry of higher damage and faster attacks which usually involve hand combat instead of leg attacks.
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  • Don’t Bare your Back!
    With a plethora of offensive and defensive moves available players avatars often end up in reverse, less ideal positions to attack and with their back wide open for oncoming onslaught! Therefore, it is vital for players to become aware of timing and spatial discrepancies within each encounter! Thus it is imperative to roll dodge and jump in a variety of directions within a fight. As a general rule of thumb, since there is no time limit on fights, it is better to keep distance / run and retreat to better time defenses and combined attacks! Also keep in mind that using any action button while using the directional keypad will only slow movements considerably and as such should be avoided!
  • Don the Dojo!
    Yes, it can be tedious and for some a waste of time, yet by spending time perfecting timing of each and every move and attack, players can better utilize their energy bar meter and make every fight count, which as paradoxical as it sounds actually reduces the amount of time grinding!

Personal Impressions of Shadow Fight 2

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Unfortunately one of the most appealing aspects of the game is also its biggest flaw… The unique ‘Shadow’ styled rendering opens up more potential for far superior fluid motion, timing and realism of movement that is unmatched by any other mobile action fighting game that has to incorporate attention of detail to facial and costumed characters.  Thus, whilst the feel, realism and timing of action is unparalleled, it is often hard to discriminate friend from foe and may leave beginners of the game feeling slightly unappreciative of the true value and potential of the overall experience.

That said, Shadow Fight 2 is still a great, fun, fighting, action game with smooth gameplay that focuses more on patience and timing of attacks than simple button mashing without any skill. Of which for its integrity to go against the grain and fight the good fight for making a truly “need-to-play” action game, would have earned it a very esteemed place in the annuals of mobile gaming, yet unfortunately as with so many others in the “freemium” genre, it fell (and fell very, very hard) to the lures of “pay-to play” / “pay-to-win” style of mobile gaming.

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Among the most obvious and distasteful of examples is the need to spend diamonds to upgrade weapons, defenses and skills which can only be achieved through watching and / or installing (?!?!?) incredibly ‘spammy ‘ advertisements or investing real life money.

The energy bar meter also sticks a sour thorn in the back /side as players must use one of only five energy bars every time they fight regardless of whether they win or lose, which makes enjoying the game essentially an endless chore-some grind! … And preventing the grind and wait  by altering your devices internal date and time / clock functions, filling the energy bar meter, resetting your devices’ time settings and then washing and repeating constantly – is in itself a very harrowing grind that to be honest isn’t worth it!

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Thus it is for such reasons and other nuances Shadow Fight 2 would have earned a very positive and high scoring review, yet down to the over oppressive, “pay to win” form of spam advertising, the overall impression and value of the game is but a mere shadow  of the potentially great game that it good have been!

Could have been four stars plus, but unfortunately only earns a pitiful two stars out of five.

2 out of 5

App Specifics for Shadow Fight 2

Current Version:
1.9.29  (iOS)  (Last Update April 26 2017) (as at the time of writing)
1.9.29  (Android)  (Last Update April 26 2017) (as at the time of writing)

Size:
145 MB  (iOS)
90 MB (Android)

Installs:
100,000,000 –500,000,000

Requires iOS:
7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Requires Android:
3.0 or above.

Content Rating:
Rated for 12+

Languages:
English,

Price:
Free!

In-app Purchases:
$0.99  ~  $79.99

Offered By:
MOBILNYE IGRY OOO © Nekki

Download Shadow Fighter 2

App Store : iOS

Download Shadow Fight 2 for iOS from the App Store Here!

Google Play : Android

Download Shadow Fight 2 for Android from Google Play Here!

Summary

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After spending much too much time playing retro Pong and Donkey Kong on a game & watch as a kid before upgrading to the brick shaped original Gameboy, Water-Mind is loving the evolution of the gaming industry... ... whilst still finding time to paddle down torrential rivers!