In a world where RPGs often take themselves too seriously, ‘Shakes and Fidget’ offers a refreshing change of pace with its satirical take on the genre. Combining elements of traditional role-playing with humor, the game presents an engaging experience, both for casual players and RPG aficionados.
- Game Developer: Playa Games
- Game Publisher: Playa Games
- Release Date: 2016
- Platforms: PC, Mobile
- Official Site: Shakes and Fidget Official Website
- Genre: Satirical Role-playing Game
The journey in Shakes and Fidget begins with crafting your unique hero. Thanks to a detailed character editor, you can make your hero as unique as you want, right down to scars or tattoos. Beyond aesthetics, you also have to decide your hero’s race, class, and gender.
The choice of races ranges from the noble Light Forces—featuring humans, elves, dwarves, and gnomes—to the nefarious Forces of Evil with orcs, goblins, demons, and dark elves. Your choice in race doesn’t just affect your character’s appearance; it also influences their innate abilities and stats.
Seven distinct classes further augment gameplay, each with its specific set of skills and attributes. From the brute strength of Warriors to the stealthy prowess of Assassins, the choice of class significantly impacts how you will engage with the game’s world.
While the gameplay in Shakes and Fidget might seem simple, it’s quite captivating. The “Thirst for Adventure” points system adds a unique twist, with 100 points accumulating daily to fuel your quests and adventures. Battles against monsters occur automatically, with your strategic choices made beforehand determining the outcome.
In addition to quests, you can explore dungeons teeming with various monsters. Completing a dungeon might reward you with additional experience points, in-game currency, and valuable items, making the risk well worth it.
PvP and Clan Systems
Shakes and Fidget offer a PvP Arena for players looking to test their skills against real opponents. The reward for winning a duel is based on the defeated opponent’s respect points, making each battle crucial for your advancement.
Furthermore, the game features an intricate clan system, where guilds can provide passive benefits like increased experience points and income. The clan wars add another layer of community interaction, offering hefty rewards for those who participate and succeed.
Navigating the World
The game world is navigated through an intuitive map that features key locations such as taverns for quests and arenas for PvP combat. The interface is user-friendly, making it easy even for newcomers to RPGs to dive in and enjoy the game.
Shakes and Fidget succeed in providing a light-hearted but engaging role-playing experience. Its quirky humor, expansive character customization, and simple yet engaging gameplay mechanics make it a standout in the RPG genre. However, the game’s simplicity might not cater to everyone’s taste, especially those looking for a more intricate combat system.
Shakes and Fidget System Requirements
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: Intel Integrated Graphics
- CPU: Intel Pentium or compatible
- File Size: 100 MB
- OS: Windows XP