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Soul Sacrifice Hands On | The Sixth Axis

TSA: "Soul Sacrifice, Sony’s first party answer to a still absent Monster Hunter, doesn’t really warrant such a lazy comparison. The Japan Studio developed title might look at first glance like Capcom’s ubiquitous series, but it’s quickly obvious that there’s enough individuality here that – ultimately – there’s room for both. Not that there are any signs of the currently Nintendo-favouring titles appearing on Sony’s portable anytime soon." (PS Vita, Soul Sacrifice)

Chapulin  +   719d ago
Looks awesome this will keep me busy till Last of Us.
r21  +   718d ago
Agreed, after SS and I'll be buying TLOU next :)
Mecca4  +   718d ago
To many games, cant keep up
tubers  +   718d ago
"..and it’s resolutely ugly in plenty of places."

Yes.. Floor.. Sacrifice!:

http://i.imgur.com/ie3NWrR....

"The combat system is deep enough to appeal to seasoned hunters.."

No.. It's Broken.. Sacrifice:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Freeze(/status ailment)>break Freeze>KnockDown Boss = rinse repeat.. (w/c the game basically teaches you)
= Boss never gets up.

Not using the "mechanics" won't get you Legendary Magician status on a lot of bosses where rare spells are tied to, there's no incentive NOT to abuse the broken system.. and it's NOT the duty of most gamers to balance the game itself.

With the recent patch, you can dodge with projectiles.. makes the game easier.

Hope they patch it more, needs more re-balance.

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"there’s enough individuality here.. "

Understatement. It's far too unique compared to MH:

Dark Gritty atmosphere. More story driven.
(MH have Cat People.. Animu for God Eater)

Forbidden Spells (ultimate attacks with drawbacks)
6 Spells on combat; upgradable and craftable
Unique Sacrifice Systems
Level Up System
Seals
Obtainable individuals as allies
Armors are purely comsetic

No exploration.
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sherimae2413  +   718d ago
"..and it’s resolutely ugly in plenty of places."

-do you have a time to stare at the floor while fighting bosses?

"The combat system is deep enough to appeal to seasoned hunters.."

No.. It's Broken.. Sacrifice:

this one is subjective, the combat system appeals to me and ive already played the demo

Freeze(/status ailment)>break Freeze>KnockDown Boss = rinse repeat.. (w/c the game basically teaches you)
= Boss never gets up.

every hunting games are repetetive and put a lot of grinding specially MH

Forbidden Spells (ultimate attacks with drawbacks)
6 Spells on combat; upgradable and craftable
Unique Sacrifice Systems
Level Up System
Seals
Obtainable individuals as allies
Armors are purely comsetic

No exploration.(i dont think the game needs this because the game is like a "boss rush mode type of action game, youll be put on a stage and BAM! boss fight! ^_^
tubers  +   718d ago
LOL Bosses never getting up is not broken to you w/ such a simple strategy taught to you asap? In freaking SOLO play?

Maybe if they rework the time limit reward so you don't have to cheese through the boss and STILL get the Legendary rewards..
Studio-YaMi  +   718d ago
You have some really valid points although it seems like you're hating/attacking the game more than criticizing the flaws it has so that's why people are disagreeing with you because the game is actually really good(and I guess you agree with that too,your comment was just off .. me thinks!).

And I agree with you,just like Demon soul's and Dark soul's,this game needs to be patched regularly since people tend to find lots of glitches in these games,but if you don't watch a walkthrough or tips from watching people playing this on youtube or from forums,I bet you'll get the most out of this game.

And I'm glad you find it to be unique compared to Monster Hunter instead of being one of those "oh another MH bad clone" types.
tubers  +   718d ago
Wow. Least someone gets the jist of it.

PSV fans are uber sensitive here, most people are used to it.

I have no idea how they're defending the broken system. It needs to be patched.

This game has one of the highest PVs/commercial so far for a VITA hunting game.. a shame if it doesn't get patched properly before Western release.

Ha, once they start meta gaming with SS, they'll find out it needs some balancing.. unless they want SS to be touted as a CASUAL hunting game.. then again, targeting casuals seem to produce more money so why not..
dragonyght  +   718d ago
'No.. It's Broken.. Sacrifice:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Freeze(/status ailment)>break Freeze>KnockDown Boss = rinse repeat.. (w/c the game basically teaches you)
= Boss never gets up.'

-lol sorry but this video doesn't support your claim
i mean its a high lvl sorcerer vs low lvl/first boss
off course he gonna be overpower the boss.

"Not using the "mechanics" won't get you Legendary Magician status on a lot of bosses where rare spells are tied to, there's no incentive NOT to abuse the broken system.. and it's NOT the duty of most gamers to balance the game itself."

- i don't know what you trying say, i mean you were just complaining about spamming atk and now you complaining about you have to use most of the game combat mechanics to get legendary, im pretty there's a contradiction there. its pretty obvious your mind is already set on not liking the games
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Xof  +   718d ago
Ah, Vita games.

Ones with decent production values like Soul Sacrifice are so rare, we probably won't see honest, legitimate opinions on the game for months. No, it'll all be fanboys making it out to be the best game ever, and their equal-but-opposites making it out to be terrible.

*sigh*

Even during the worst bits of the PS3/360 console war, I can't remember things being this bad. Remember when console wars were all about the hardware?
Typical-Guy  +   718d ago
I sooooo want this game... This is what I want to play on my Vita. Still waiting for that Ruin game, Ruin sounds better than the new name which I completely forgot :-D
Hanso  +   718d ago
Warriors Lair ;)
sherimae2413  +   718d ago
the long wait for this game will finally soon be over ^_^
nugnugs  +   718d ago
I'm a little bit excited. Dont tell anyone though im embarrased.
erikthegman  +   718d ago
I just want tight combat that isn't cheap even if they cloned freedom unite and maybe upped the difficulty I'd be happy.

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