game language: English
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Shadowhand is an unusual logic-adventure game that combines visual novel with elements of a collectible card game. It was developed by Grey Alien Games, known mostly for logic productions (for example: Regency Solitaire) and simple browser titles.
The story takes place in the 18th century England. During the game, we follow the adventures of Lady Darkmoor, a young aristocrat who transforms into famous masked robber known as ShadowHand.
As far as mechanics are concerned, Shadowhand is partly a narrative adventure game, where we traverse various locations and take part in the protagonistsí crusade against corruption and impure intrigue according to the principle "money or your lifeĒ. In 20 chapters, we visit stormy coast, mysterious forest and a number of grim mansions. The story presented in Shadowhand is combined with CCG elements in an original way, which gives the game logic and even strategy character. There are over 180 card duels to fight against the computer AI, presented in a form of unique variation of classic solitaire. Subsequent turn-based battles will earn us experience points that let us develop the abilities of the protagonist as well as acquire valuable items and weapons.
Just like most visual novel productions, Shadowhand is also built with static graphics that illustrate subsequent adventures of the characters. The whole looks very nicely, though, bringing the popular, casual HOPA games (for example those developed by the Polish Artifex Mundi) to mind with its style.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 325 MB HDD, Windows 7