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App description: Choose your kung fu destiny in this comic book meets video game adventure starring Kristin Kreuk! Immerse yourself in an epic martial arts fantasy universe created by Chinese comic book master Daxiong (illustrator for Star Wars and DCs Justice League comics) and embark on a life-changing journey to master the inner secrets of kung fu!

Shuyan is the princess of Nan Feng and her secret passion for kung fu is called upon when her kingdom falls under attack by the Guer horde, an evil army led by a general who wields a mysterious and otherworldly power.

FEATURED BY APPLE IN NUMEROUS COUNTRIES AS A NEW GAME WE LOVE

Delivers an epic tale of a princess coming to terms with her destiny
- SPACE CHANNEL

A treat in gameplay, visual arts, and sound
- GEEKS OF COLOR

Read what real users are saying in the App Store already:
The entire game is mesmerizing
A mixture of telltale and action games

STARRING KRISTIN KREUK
Back-to-back Peoples Choice Award winning star of Beauty and the Beast (Catherine Chandler) and Smallville (Lana Lang) in her first ever video game!

FIRST TIME EVER ON MOBILE (and exclusively on iOS!)
Highly rated on Mac and PC, Shuyan Saga features new controls designed especially for the touch screen!

STUNNING HAND-DRAWN ART
Over 1,400 beautifully illustrated panels from the brilliant imagination of Daxiong, artist of over 100 comic book titles (hes illustrated for DC Comics, Dark Horse, and more!)

CONTROL THE NARRATIVE!
You decide who to save! Your words and actions influence the story as it progresses! Original story set in a fantasy world inspired by ancient China, filled with myth and lore.

AMAZING ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Featuring live instrumental recordings, composed by award-winning composer Aaron Tsang!

AUTHENTIC MOVEMENTS FROM A REAL-LIFE MASTER
Over 300 kung fu combat animations, referenced from motion captured kung fu techniques of Shifu Longfei Yang, Master of the Shanxi Praying Mantis Style, make for a truly unique gameplay experience!

BECOME A MASTER
3D combat features three levels of difficulty to be enjoyed by experienced and new players alike. Both hard and soft kung fu styles and two main combat modes: Arena and Focus.

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ABOUT IN-APP PURCHASES! Available on Mac and PC only as a complete series, Shuyan Saga is available for the first time ever in individual episodes. The purchase of this game includes episode 1 and a bonus tournament mode that unlocks as you play through the narrative. If you enjoy the first episode you can buy episodes 2 and 3 individually or as a bundle. There are no micro transactions or in-game currency. Purchasing each episode provides the complete experience!

SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES
As you play Episode 1, you unlock a special tournament mode where you can hone your kung fu mastery against increasingly difficult opponents.

Purchasing and playing through Episode 3 will unlock a special dungeon crawler adventure where you play as Jade!

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Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShuyanSaga
Cinematic trailers and more on YouTube: goo.gl/J3A4ZM
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Original Soundtrack on Apple Music: goo.gl/q8mL73
www.shuyansaga.com

Boardumb's comments:








12-06-2017, 11:26 PM
#2
Very good reviews on Steam. What are the IAPs?


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12-07-2017, 01:35 AM
#3
This looks incredible. Positive reviews. Seems like a lot of love went into this. The IAP's I think are for extra chapters. I haven't bought this yet, but I will. I'm playing 3 other games I bought today. So many incredible games continue to keep rolling out on iOS. iOS as a gaming platform is where I prefer to play. iOS/Mobile gamers have been getting much love this year. I hope this renascence of iOS gaming continues
12-07-2017, 03:50 AM
#4
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 9,138
IAPs are indeed for extra content. Chapters 2 and 3, actually. They go separately for $2.99 each or $3.99 in a bundle.

And yep, it certainly is a labor of love. Nothing says that more than the usual “Plays best with headphones” type message, except when it’s being recommended personally by the composer.

Everyone's favorite chamber of death, doom and decomposition.

Last edited by metalcasket; 12-07-2017 at 03:53 AM.
12-07-2017, 12:45 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
IAPs are indeed for extra content. Chapters 2 and 3, actually. They go separately for $2.99 each or $3.99 in a bundle.

And yep, it certainly is a labor of love. Nothing says that more than the usual Plays best with headphones type message, except when its being recommended personally by the composer.
And bought! When MetalCasket says "labor of love" I know I am going to play and enjoy it 🤓
12-09-2017, 02:27 AM
#6
Enjoyable and relaxing game.
12-10-2017, 10:19 AM
#7
Omg, such an amazing game, truly unique experience! Should deserve more attention!!
12-10-2017, 08:19 PM
#8
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 92
Wow

Excellent game. Well worth the $.
12-10-2017, 11:58 PM
#9
GET THIS GEM!!!

A bit short though.
12-11-2017, 11:49 AM
#10
It's fun. I played through the first chapter in about 1.5 hours on the Normal difficulty. Playing on my iPad, the fighting controls were decent, but not great. The game gives very little tutorial for its fighting system. Hilariously, after teaching you some stuff they let you practice on a dummy for about 15 seconds, then the teacher basically says: "Okay, that's enough training, keep moving".

Most of the gameplay is built around fighting. In the tutorials, they make it seem like you're supposed to be timing your punches/kicks to make combos, but what I found was that just tapping quickly triggers the desired combos much more effectively. After making it most of the way through the chapter, they finally teach you to dodge, which fits into the touch controls much better than blocking (and, so far, at least, all attacks can be dodged, but not all attacks can be blocked).

Oddly, the fighting has two different perspectives: one-on-one and group fighting. In the grouping fighting perspective, I found it most effective to just tap madly so that Shuyan is punching and kicking in long combos, with the occasional roll to get somewhere (the game specifically tells you that you should be rolling instead of walking in this perspective). Against bosses (and sometimes randomly in the group fighting), it switches perspectives to one-on-one.

Overall, the story is nothing special, but there's a lot of art, which is cool. All dialogue is fully voiced with voice acting that I will generously describe as tolerable. I'm planning to pick up the later chapters as well.