The Shadow Warrior remake seems like a slashing good time. Lots of blood and bombs. And it stars a real star-in-the-making in Lo Wang, Katana Enthusiast. My only gripe is why is Lo Wang a katana enthusiast? Lo Wang is Chinese and katana is Japanese. There’s some serious bad history there – and I’m talking thousands of years of bad history. Lots of Chinese blood shed by katana-wielding Japanese well into the 20th century.
The developer, Flying Wild Hog, is Polish, and the publisher, Devolver Digital, is Texan. Neither probably has a clue.
If they had, they would have given Lo Wang a guandao, of Guan Yu fame, of Romance of the Three Kingdoms fame.
The guandao was one of the baddest Chinese weapons. Lots of damage, and graceful at the same time. It also makes an appearance in Mortal Kombat. It needed to appear in an FPS like The Shadow Warrior featuring a kick-rear Chinese guy. Missed opportunity.