User reviews for Shadow of Destiny
8.2 / 10Combined Score
Too many loading screens
The game is short
Shadow of Destiny is definitely a game worth trying, especially if you are a fan of the mystery genre. Although SOD is a short game, it catches you from the moment you start playing with it's original game play. It is only a matter of time to understand everything but you will have to wait until the end in order to realize the truth and understand why someone is trying to kill Eike (the main character).
The game contains pretty much puzzles to solve. The good thing is that they are not very hard if you can think logically.
One of the things I don't like about the game is that it has LOTS of loading screens. They don't take a lot of time to load, the only problem is that they are just too many, which can cause you to lose your interest in the game fast if you have been playing for some time.
Unfortunately the ...
Poor console conversion (bad Konami! BAD!), inconsistent time-travel rules
One of the first things I said when I started playing this game was "Oh god, do the cutscenes ever end? When am I going to get to the game?", especially since the cutscenes can't be skipped until you have saved, and saving can only be done when you have completed the chapter. After much frustration, I realized 2 things:
1) you CAN save halfway through a chapter, but you have to do it in a special way that is inconvenient and not obvious*.
2) to a large degree, the cutscenes ARE the game.
This is not as lame as it may sound. Once you accept the fact that this game is more of an interactive movie than a conventional video game, you realize that it is much more than a movie could ever be and is quite innovative, in its own way. For one thing, it doesn't contain dragons, spaceships or fun lo...
A little short ^-^;
This game is great. The story is so gripping and interesting. It's easy to play and good fun. With 6 alterante endings you'll want to keep playing it! It's a shame but this game was under-rated by many because of it's length. The graphics are great, and dialogue some of the best I've heard! And the character designs are so original!
And to sum it all up!
Buy it! It's great!