In keeping with its name, Shadow Fight 2 continues the saga of a warrior hero, rendering combats between fighters who are displayed as shadows. With animation that flows like water across the screen, colors that engage, and movements that are lifelike, the game offers more than just a combative challenge.
Shadow Fight 2 Game Review
Graphics in this app are vivid and precise, paired with animation that enraptures the senses. The player is easily immersed into a whole new world as the hero travels through one of six exotic worlds teeming with demons and obstacles. Their mission is to prevent the hero from passing through. Your mission is to overcome any tactic opposers may use to stop your hero from reaching the final destination safely to close the Gate of Shadows.
As the hero progresses from world to world, sneaking around like a shadow, he battles a myriad of opponents, sometimes defeating them and sometimes being reduced to a mere shadow of himself. If defeated, it takes some guts and glory to bring the hero back to life. A few battle wins will provide ample recharge to continue the journey.
Antagonists include demons and henchmen, all equipped will various sorts of armaments and tactics. Battles are not easy, but you are not looking for easy here, are you? The challenges are there, but they are not as daunting as those found in Mortal Kombat. This app takes things down a few notches by allowing players a bit of time to be tactical and calculating in their moves and offensive strategy.
As you defeat opponents, who are also in shadow format, you earn credits towards purchasing better, more effective armaments, equipment, and even a little bit of magic. This will bring more wins which will further your strength, both your hero’s and your buying power.
Talk of shadows is a bit misleading. The characters are actual living things, but the app renders them in a stage-like setting as shadows, as if you are viewing them as silhouettes. It gives the game a different, cinematic aura, making it more dramatic and almost epic. Objects around the fighters move in reaction to what the fighters are doing, bringing a whole new sense of reality to the game. The fighters may not be in 3D, but the surrounding looks immensely impressive.
The only downside that needs mentioning is the controls. They are not as responsive as they should be, especially when every move you make could mean life or death to your hero. Controlling moves are made through a virtual joystick, which does not seem to always do exactly what you need it to do. It would oftentimes get stuck or it would not move the player in the direction you intended – a small nuisance that can have cataclysmic effects.
Yet, if you can get around those issues and get used to how the controls react to your touch, you will get the hang of it, eventually mastering the moves needed to come out on top. The app is free, so you won’t be out any cash for getting it, and at the very least, you will enjoy the artful animations and realistic renditions of Kung Fu it has to offer.