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The Haus: Review of Shogo for Linux

Apr 27, 2001, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I must confess that I really like Linux. One of the things that is stopping me from converting entirely over from Windows is the fact that most of my games need Win32 to run. Thankfully, companies like Loki and now Hyperion are porting our favorite Win32 games to Linux. One of Hyperion's first efforts is a port of Monolith's Shogo: Mobile Armor Division."

"Shogo is an animé-influenced tale of Sanjuro Makabe's attempts to assassinate Gabriel, the leader of a rebel faction on the planet Cronus. That planet is vitally important because it is the only source of kato, a unique energy source that makes interstellar travel possible. Along the way you get to use terribly powerful weapons and awesome mecha (giant robot) armor. Lots of things blow up. A good time is had by all."

"...[Gameplay] is where the port really shines. Despite the somewhat higher requirements, it is very faithful to the original. I could find no differences between gameplay in Linux and in Win98. As a matter of fact, you can even argue that it is better in Linux because Shogo doesn't lock up with NVIDIA cards like the original does."

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