Shadow Warrior is an attractive game that happens to be remarkably violent. It's maybe a step or two down from the insanity of Hotline Miami, but make no mistake: the character models designed for this game were meant to be bisected, trisected, and straight up diced. The blood runs and the gore splatters, and all of it results in a gameplay experience that is impactful and satisfying. This is a great game to play when you've had a bad day.
Lo Wang is still very much an asshole, but developer Flying Wild Hog has toned down the blatant racism a bit. There's definitely an accent and nearly every line is delivered in extremely poor taste, but it's more like something out of Sleeping Dogs, which was praised for its approach to Hong Kong culture. As far as the action goes, you can close your eyes and click madly and still get a good sense of the kind of pain you're causing Lo Wang's enemies. From the swings of his trusty katana to the death-dealing effects of his arsenal of traditional projectile weaponry, Shadow Warrior is sonic chaos.