The PSVITA is one of the most powerful handhelds to grace the market. Its potential is great yet for some odd reason we have yet to see that one game that makes it a system seller. Soul Sacrifice, a Monster Hunter-esque action RPG from Comcept and Sony Entertainment, hopes to give the PS VITA a strong presence in the market. Does Soul Sacrifice succeed? Or is it just another run-of-the-mill RPG.
Look past the flesh
|The world of Soul Sacrifice is disturbing, yet, beautiful|
Wax On, Wax Off
Choice also plays a predominant role in Soul Sacrifice. After defeating your foes you will have the choice to rather save them or sacrifice them. Saving them will increase your health but may reduce a bit your magic while sacrificing will increase your magic attack but may reduce a bit of your health. These decisions can become a bit difficult to choose especially after defeating a tough boss with a huge bounty.
Controls are very intuitive and easy to learn. Each spell is assigned to a button and can be swapped using the R trigger. It’s very handy and useful as you will quick swap a lot when dealing with tough opponents.
Soul Sacrifice can be very challenging. Similar to Monster Hunter, preparation is essential to winning as you will need constantly be modifying your characters skill sets to ensure victory in battle. Speaking of Monster Hunter, Soul Sacrifice feels a lot like it. Character customization and the way you battle enemies don't feel genuine to those who've experienced Capcom’s formula. I wouldn’t go far as calling it a clone but at certain times I couldn’t help but feel I was playing with a Monster Hunter mind set. Sadly, Soul Sacrifice doesn't really offer much in terms of exploration. There are some big maps but ultimately you’re just there to kill baddies.
It’s lonely in here...
|Soul Sacrifice was designed to be more fun with friends|
If you’re partner dies you’ll have the choice to save them and bring them back to life or sacrifice them to unleash a powerful magic attack. It’s a great mechanic that really binds well with the game’s overall theme.
Needs more soul
If you’re looking for a Monster Hunter game with a darker tone and atmosphere , then the world of Soul Sacrifice beckons your arrival.