Some games are filled with good ideas that are not properly executed. Others are glossy and shiny but have very little in the way of substance or ideas to back all that prettiness up. Argh! Shackles manages to be somewhere between both. A throwback to the stand-and-shoot games of the 1990s, Shackles is unfortunately missing important gameplay elements that would make it an effective, fun-to-play game.
The game starts easily enough. You have no options other than to change the volume and sound effects, and there are no level selections -- just Play. Once you start playing, you can throw … Read more