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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice is out now

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice, the new standalone addon to the very popular stealth tactics game Shadow Tactics is out now.

Focusing on one of the main game's protagonists: the kunoichi adept Aiko. She is a master of camouflage and distracts enemies disguised as a geisha. While Aiko was certain that she left her old life behind, her former sensei, the cunning spymaster Lady Chiyo, reappears from the shadows to challenge her. Together with her friends—a group of deadly assassins—she sets out to hunt down the ghosts of her past.

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Features:

  • Return to the beautiful world of Shadow Tactics set in Japan in the early Edo period.
  • Rejoin your favorite characters for another adventure set within the story of the main game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.
  • Experience a previously untold tale centered around the kunoichi adept Aiko, who must face a vicious enemy connected to her past.
  • Explore three full-fledged main missions, setin brand-new environments, and three shorter interlude missions.

The expansion includes all the features of the main game:

  • Play a team of five different characters with their own unique skill sets.
  • Synchronize your team's actions to strike down your enemies at once with the "Shadow Mode" feature.
  • Choose between non-lethal or deadly stealth attacks.
  • Find dozens of ways to take out or sneak past your opponents the way you want.
  • Choose from three difficulty levels to match your skill.

Available to buy from Steam. Looks like GOG does not yet have the Linux build.

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kean 7 Dec, 2021
When will designers finally leave this "sword on the back" stupidity? :D
Purple Library Guy 7 Dec, 2021
Quoting: keanWhen will designers finally leave this "sword on the back" stupidity? :D
Stupidity in the sense that it's ahistorical, or according to the notion that it wouldn't work? Because (much like the Hollywood quickdraw pistol rig) it's certainly ahistorical, but it turns out it does work.
tpau 9 Dec, 2021
It works fine so far with Wine. So even the gog fans can play it already :)
Rouhollah 9 Dec, 2021
Quoting: ShmerlIt's a pity they never managed to make the game 64-bit.
How much of a difference does it make?
Shmerl 9 Dec, 2021
Quoting: Rouhollah
Quoting: ShmerlIt's a pity they never managed to make the game 64-bit.
How much of a difference does it make?

It shouldn't make a lot except for possible filesystem related problems, if it wasn't complied with large file flags. In the past a lot of 32-bit games had this issue because developers had no clue it even exists and it only manifested on some filesystems like XFS, not on ext4 for example.

https://users.suse.com/~aj/linux_lfs.html

And many 32-bit Unity games were bitten by it.

Note: it's not simply about actually large files. It's about 32-bit program being able to work with files on large partitions on 64-bit system. On XFS the bug starts showing up on partitions around above 1 TB if application wasn't built with -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64.


Last edited by Shmerl on 9 December 2021 at 5:28 pm UTC
Plintslîcho 9 Dec, 2021
Quoting: tpauIt works fine so far with Wine. So even the gog fans can play it already :)

I can't help it, having the original game as Linux native from gog.com but the DLC as Windows game feels odd to me.

But let's wait and see.
Shmerl 9 Dec, 2021
Quoting: PlintslîchoI can't help it, having the original game as Linux native from gog.com but the DLC as Windows game feels odd to me.

But let's wait and see.

I wonder if expansion is just some resource file that even the Linux version can seamlessly pick up, or it also needs the executable update?

I.e. did anyone try using the Windows release of the expansion with the Linux base game?


Last edited by Shmerl on 9 December 2021 at 6:06 pm UTC
Plintslîcho 9 Dec, 2021
I'm not 100% sure but I thought that the graphics and some of the game mechanics have been tweaked, similar to Desperados III. So the DLC may not be compatible with the base game anymore.
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