Shadow Complex is now officially the most downloaded single-player (I guess some multi-player games must have beat it) Xbox Live game, selling 200,000 since it was released on August 19th. Which is good, Shadow Complex was an amazing game so it’s good to see other people enjoyed it, too.
“Congratulations to Chair Entertainment and Epic Games for creating an outstanding game,” said Scott Austin, director of digitally distributed games at Microsoft. “As the capstone title of the second annual Summer of Arcade program, “Shadow Complex” has raised the bar for downloadable games. We’re proud to offer such high-quality content on Xbox LIVE Arcade.”
I’m a huge fan of Super Metroid, it was one of a handful of SNES games I had as a kid and easily in my top 10 video games of all time. I played it for countless hours and many times over, the exploration aspect was really fun, and finding all the little secrets, the hidden rooms and passages was always a driving factor. Naturally, when I heard that Shadow Complex was admittedly inspired by games like Super Metroid and Symphony of the Night, I was excited. After playing through the game, I can say that Shadow Complex lived up to my expectations in every way.
The best part of this video, to me, is the last couple of seconds. Horde mode – Five players online co-op versus wave after wave of Locust. I love playing online so much more versus NPC’s then just versus other humans. Unreal Tournament 2003 had “Invasion”, which is basically the same thing, everyone fought against increasingly difficult waves of monsters and it was really, really fun. I seriously can’t wait, for me online in the original Gears of War was absolutely horrible, it wasn’t fun at all, and this gives me something to really look forward to.