posted by Bartuby_Jones (CULVER CITY, CA) May 8, 2013
Member since Dec 2011
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Soul Sacrifice is exactly what the Vita's been desperately needing! A compelling single player story line but with the bulk of the game being online. Which is amazing by the way(but must buy an online pass to play...online...worth it)!
Full of creative boss' and beautiful spells and graphics, Soul Sacrifice is a must for any RPG lover who owns a Vita!
Monster Hunter killer, this game is a must have for ps vita owners. Beautiful art and graphics with quick responsive gameplay and addicting mechanics that make each battle unique. I love this game!!! 8]
posted by Existence (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Oct 22, 2013
Member since Jul 2011
Be warned: It seems that this is yet another game that was supposed to built around multiplayer instead of single player. This is kind of problematic for Gamefly renters because an online pass is required ($10).
My experience is with mostly single player, so I'll review that instead.
If you're familiar with Monster Hunter this game is similar to it; it's a mission-based action RPG. Missions generally have you do one of two things: Kill "X" amount of monsters, or kill a boss. Instead of building weapons and armor, instead you are building various spells with different effects (defensive, offensive, support, etc.).
The one thing I like about this game is the story - even though the story is purely found in text, I still thought it was at least decently written.
But the gameplay is what irks me about this game; it's very slow paced based on numerous problems.
First, they overdid the aspect of customization. I feel that there are too many spells and not enough of them are truly useful in boss fights (regular enemies are simple enough). To compound the problem is how bosses have weaknesses, hence switching out spells for each individual boss fight is fairly regular (you can do without, but it helps) which I think is an unnecessary hurdle.
If you're not properly prepared for a boss fight, the fight can drag on for 10-15 minutes (avg being perhaps around 5-7 mins). And believe me, there are plenty of boss fight missions.
The boss fights themselves, although interesting, the enemy ability selection I think is kind of cheap. They get a lot of homing spells that are difficult to dodge; aoe attacks that hit large areas; and bosses generally are pretty quick in movement.
The biggest problem I found though was the lack of information; I find myself regularly searching the net looking for how to set up my character (such as what good offerings are).
Overall, this game requires a lot of grinding to play properly. If that's not for you, stay away.