Skulls of the Shogun is the new turn-based strategy game just released on the Xbox LIVE Arcade as well as all Windows 7 and 8 platforms by developer 17-Bit. Generally speaking I have a pretty love-hate relationship with these types of games. As a lover of strategy and the contemplation and implementation of said strategy, these Final Fantasy Tactics’-style time-wasters should be right up my alley. I could never get into the majority of them, however. I think it has something to do with the grueling learning curve and massive penalty for failure, like having to start a 2-hour long battle over again from the beginning. Stuff like that always gave me the impression that the game was taking itself a little too seriously, you know, like the challenge of the game was subverting the fun? Maybe that was just me.
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