He may not have his array of weapons from the all time classic, Shadow the Hedgehog the Game, but he does cool teleport-fu instead. Somewhat more difficult then other characters, so I can't recommend him for beginners, but capable of crazy stuff for those who can manage to control him. Has some hidden depths as well...
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There is GOOD REASON this is one of the character mods with the most ratings.

Let's just get the visuals outta the way and say they are excellent, especially the chaos snap animation.

Speaking of chaos snap, this is one of (maybe my #1) favorite ability I've ever used in this game!
Having 2 per jump just feels SO cool, being able to hold spin and go down super fast (but not bounce) is so sick... It's an incredibly stylish, sick ability and I would love it even if it didn't retain momentum.

but it DOES retain momentum.
That is... so, so cool.

I just... cannot praise chaos snap enough. I'm in love with the implementation and how it adds to gameplay. On a minor note I kinda wish I couldn't snap straight up just because I feel like the level design in this game is based on having to earn your elevation (besides tails who is ez mode like in the classic games), but honestly the ability is so cool and fun that I can forgive that and let it slide. Heck, it's still less broken than tails flight because if you snap up you can only move a little forward.

Unfortunately, my intense love of chaos snap is at odds with the existence of the homing attack. When I first got my hands on shadow I would try to snap all over taking into account my momentum only to find I had snapped right next to an enemy and now I'm homing attacking when I didn't want to.
If homing attack or snap were on a different button so I could choose which one came out, that would be the best of both worlds.
The ability to homing attack built into a kit isn't really something I'm a fan of, as I feel like the devs locked it behind the elec shield for a reason. But I'm ok with it being in Shadow's kit, as it adds to how cool he feels.
My problem lies in being forced to homing attack when I want to snap, or being forced to just drop because I rather not homing attack. Just kind of kills my flow and vibe.

I WILL however give credit in that if you have 0 snaps left and homing attack, it refunds a snap. That's super cool, and feels really good! I say go even further with this train of thought and really intertwine the two.
Let the Homing Attack also refund if you used one snap, putting you back at two. I feel this would lessen the sting of being forced to either drop in the air cuz I don't wanna homing attack or forcing me to homing attack instead of snap.

Or as suggested earlier, just put snap on a different button and everybody wins, it's all the same to me.

I wish I could give 4.5 stars because the mod really is amazing and even with the homing attack problem I have loads of fun with this character, but they don't let me give out half stars and I want my score to reflect my feelings so I'm rounding it down to a 4/5, but do NOT let that fool you.

This is one of the BEST character mods, period. Thank you so much for making this, it's so cool.
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yep i like the mod ,in future update can you make a commend that changes shadow stripes and his accesories to what color the player wants but overal the mod is great1
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This is an amazing character, for which we should have waited 5(0) years! Perhaps, yes, I also don't like how the Shadow loses its speed when teleported, but I think this is a feature of the character and this is how it should be
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it is a serious crime to pirate mods
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i had so much fun with this mod so much also the hype was worth the wait one con tho i kinda hate how the teleport stops your momentem
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Very fun and enjoyable.

Shadow plays really well and the secrets were hilarious. Keep up the great work!
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Love the mod, tons of fun to play and the abilities are awesome!
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He controlls exellent, nice sprite artwork, just an amazing mod overall.
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One of my favorite characters ever made for 2.2.

Simplistic moveset that's easy for beginners to try, and great for masters to excel with. Chaos Snap being momentum based also makes it very incentivizing to use, considering it can even outspeed Sonic's thok in some instances. My only gripe (which might as well be a nitpick from how minor it is) is that downward Chaos Snap is done by holding spin, which makes it clunkier to do with any shield in tow. Homing Attack having a clear momentum difference from holding the button down also makes it very satisfying to use, and allows Shadow to plow through enemies a bit easier than he could in 2.1. Buffs to super (infinite chaos snaps/chaos spear that technically doubles as a super hover) makes collecting the emeralds VERY worth it.

The amount of visual polish is a treat for the eyes, as Shadow skates and snaps around zones more stylishly than ever before. Other smaller things (Homing Attack poses, being able to change skate fire color, etc.) also give it that extra nice touch. Some of the animations Shadow has are expertly referenced (i.e. his spring,falling, and skid being from Sonic Battle) and make the experience much more enjoyable on top of what makes it great already.

(Secrets within Shadow are also very neat, but I advise people to find out what they are for themselves.)

Overall, Shadow feels very cohesive and is a sheer blast to play any and every time.

Vanilla game completed with all 7 emeralds many times over. Play him. :)
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Shadow and seeing what he's about, I'm happy to say he's wonderful character to play, and takes more simple approach like The Werehog and Silver.

Chaos Snap is great you can use it get up in high places and push yourself forward to, it's a little slippery but I think that was point it's a con of the move that keeps it from being OP so you can't spam it without a little risk, so it promotes smart usage of it.

Homing attack is also mapped to the same button as Chaos snap and will activate when locked onto an enemy good thing about it is that shadow maintains some of his momentum off of his homing attack chains so it's not a pace breaker.

Shadow was a character I was waiting on for a bit, and I was always wondering how he would turn out, because if think about Shadow doesn't have many moves that compliment going fast, like Chaos Blast would be cool and all, but how useful would it be in this type of game?
Some people seem to be upset he doesn't have more moves, but like before a lot of his moves really don't lend much for this game, and the one's he does have are basically the things Modern Sonic has, and Shadow doesn't need to be Modern Sonic clone, the way Shadow was made gives him his own identity amongst the other addons.
But as any reading can tell I'm pretty satisfied with this incarnation of shadow in SRB2.
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I want to break the 5 star limit, this mod is TOO GOOD. Shadow is MY BOI and to FINALLY have him come back is a GODSEND. THANK YOU SO MUCH INAZUMA, IF I EVER MEET YOU IN REAL LIFE I AM OBLIGATED TO GIVE YOU A BIG HUG AND A GIANT HIGH FIVE.
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Beautiful sprites, fun moveset, great visual effects, one of my favorite SRB2 character mods! Thank God that the Chaos Snap is now momentum-based and that you can do a Homing Attack without all your horizontal momentum being gone.... I have no problems with this mod.
Keep up the awesome work!
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Excellent Spritework, innovative ability, and attention to detail make for an great character.
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one of the most popular and vanilla like characters of all time. it does warn that he is difficult to master which prevents me from giving a 4
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love it fun character
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First, I love it.
Second, how the heck does the motorcycle work? This thing sucks to control.
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Three stars as character
Two star as laugh by
Damn chaos emerald bike and shadovv
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Almost perfect, only one issue: Please make a Homing attack on Spin! sometimes it gets really frustrating when I try to Teleport with Chaos Control, but spin into tnt XD. Creators of Surge did it, and it feels great, so please!
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