Shadow Gambit The Cursed Crew Torrent is an action game developed and published by Mimimi Games. Shadow Gambit is an objective-driven journey through progressively intricate maps, systematically unraveling ever more intricate networks of guard patrols until your route to the objective is unobstructed. However, the presentation here diverges significantly. While other covert strategy games practically insisted on saving and loading, Shadow Gambit regards that choice as an almost divine power — liberty to manipulate destiny, making it an excellent foundation for narrating a tale of piratical ambition.
The ambiance of Shadow Gambit is entertaining, evoking vibes akin to Sea Of Thieves or Pirates Of The Caribbean. Engaging in swashbuckling sorcery, the local populace welcomes the undead as long as they adhere to decorum and pay for their beverages. The narrative revolves around reconstructing the undead crew of the Red Marley, a sarcastic sentient vessel endowed with the ability to manipulate and restore time. Pursued by an order of mystical flame-worshiping inquisitors, the crew races against the church militant to recover their former captain’s lost treasure, entailing the resolution of a perplexing riddle.
The nautical fantasy backdrop grants Shadow Gambit The Cursed Crew Torrent more playfulness in its cast of characters and adversaries. Eight playable pirates in various stages of undeath showcase individual supernatural abilities. Afia, the primary protagonist, possesses the ability to Teleport around, reminiscent of Dishonored, navigating through sight cones and attacking from a distance. The dandyish quartermaster Pinkus Von Presswald can control guards, enabling infiltration without arousing suspicion but only within a predetermined radius of his starting point. The ship’s doctor, Suleidy, can spontaneously cultivate shrubberies — surprisingly practical, offering a conspicuous bush as cover from snipers.
Each mission in Shadow Gambit compelled me to utilize every member of my three-pirate squad to the maximum, while still leaving the squad composition to my discretion. Although the game occasionally advised bringing a character with the capacity to lure or redirect guards, I discovered that nearly any combination of cursed pirates could accomplish each mission, albeit requiring some creative lateral thinking and unconventional application of their abilities. Additionally, experimenting with the crew is enjoyable—they’re an entertaining assortment of specters, half-zombies, plant-beings, and skeletons.
Despite Shadow Gambit The Cursed Crew Torrent’s missions being generally shorter than those in Desperados (averaging around 20-30 minutes, with occasional hour-long setpieces), it offers a generous serving of content, spanning approximately thirty hours and unlocking a plethora of post-game challenges to encourage revisiting previous missions. With adjustable difficulty settings (allowing customization of enemy placement, AI response times, and the number of permitted saves per mission) and various approaches to each mission, there are ample reasons to replay earlier islands. While I didn’t feel compelled to revisit Mimimi’s previous games, I can envision reinstalling this as a recurring pastime.
Shadow Gambit The Cursed Crew PC/System Requirements
- OS: Windows 10 64bit
- Processor: 3.0GHz Four Core CPU
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 Ti, Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 25 GB available space