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Impressions: Soul Sacrifice demo | Destructoid

Destructoid: "As soon as I saw the first footage of Soul Sacrifice, my eyes lit up. A Monster Hunter-like, with a Dark Souls vibe, created by the legendary Keiji Inafune? On paper, it sounded like one of the best ideas of all time.

Of course, not every idea actually plays out how it should, and some amazing concepts end up in the bargain bin of life, forever doomed to 'woulda coulda shoulda.' But based on the demo I played yesterday, Soul Sacrifice is not one of those throwaway games." (PS Vita, Soul Sacrifice)

sherimae2413  +   1026d ago
ofcourse it is not some kind of a throwaway game....
this game is a voidfiller to the genre that capcom has left behind.....
and lot more of this type of games will come to the vita to
satisfy the hunting action genre that capcom has supposed to be reigning about in the ps vita...

if this game become a success, expect a more better sequel from sony and inafune-san ^_^
R_aVe_N  +   1025d ago
I really hope it goes well for this game. I have been wanting it since the first day I saw it. I think Capcom screwed up when they went with only Nintendo for Monster Hunter games. They left that door open for a new franchise to step in and take the marketshare.
sherimae2413  +   1025d ago
capcom is really doing some bad decisions as of late....
i dont want them to fail...but they have become.. greedy

just like the griffon in soul sacrifice... consumed by greed lol ^_^
i love this game ^_^
tubers  +   1026d ago
I still tend to look away from the struggling cats before and when I sacrifice them... >.<
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1026d ago
I hate those cats.
ThanatosDMC  +   1025d ago
I always save them.
MasterCornholio  +   1026d ago
I destroyed a boss by sacrificing myself. It was pretty cool and painful to watch.
r21  +   1026d ago
It was for the greater good.
rezzah  +   1025d ago
Death in this game isn't as useless as it is in most games.

Boss almost dead you don't have much skills left? Sacrifice yourself.
Sharius  +   1025d ago
in this game, even the totally noob player have thier use, to be sacrifice, of course
dafegamer  +   1025d ago
the soul sacrifice demo could easily be a $5 standalone game
shammgod  +   1025d ago
That's what I'm thinking. The demo is long and includes many, if not all of the deep play mechanics including the multiplayer (which has been flawless for me). Amazing demo!
dafegamer  +   1025d ago
Seriously I'm not lying when I say that this is the best demo I've ever played. It gives you the right taste,of what you would expect from the Full Game ;)
rezzah  +   1025d ago
Someone mentioned that the demo is actually the first chapter in the game.
TongkatAli  +   1025d ago
Easily the best game I have ever played. This is my video game soulmate. Got home yesterday around 1.00am and have been playing it nonstop. I haven't went to sleep. I knew my hunch about this game was right on the money. Charging up a hit to knock down a colossal beast never fing gets old.

It's a FING DEMO too that's the funny part XD all demos look like shit compared to it. Killed Ceberus four times : D : D

Remember to always use stone element aganist that mofo.
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Clover904  +   1025d ago
Four times?! I was able to do it only once. What spells are you using? Any tips?
TongkatAli  +   1025d ago
Get doubles of stone fist, put them in your slots, if you can boost those spells go for it, get stone mace, combo with that a little bit and when it's about to run out of juice charge it up for a super duper hit, get stone golem spell, you can get it when you get the time spell and you have to fuse it with an other spell, the time spell is a drop from cebereus, get thunder sheild which is good when the ceberus is charging, you make him dizzy when he hits a sheild when he does his charge tackle move.

Having a good team is important too, say stone spells or GTFO here

: D : D : D
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Clover904  +   1025d ago
@TongkatAli Thanks for the tips! Will do.
1nsomniac  +   1025d ago
The production values of the game look really good from the demo but the gameplay itself is an extremely lacking repetitive tiny arena game, which I wasn't expecting at all & really disappointed by it.

I presumed it would be an open/adventure type game but from the demo all it seems to be is you stuck in a small room with a monster & all you can do is cast a spell at it over & over again. That's it!!

Im torn I want to like it but as soon as the gameplay kicks in it's just mind numbingly dull. From the way people are talking ("the best game ever!!") am I missing something???....
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dafegamer  +   1025d ago
Well to be honest, every game is repetitive.
In fps you always grind,by shooting enemies,
In adventure games there are a lot of fetch quests
Every RPG game is repetitive
Sport games are also repetitive. So I dont see a big deal with it. I guess the Hunting/action rpg genre just isnt for you
1nsomniac  +   1025d ago
Have you played it??

Comparing the repetativeness of FPS & even sports is stupid. They're a million times more complex & varying than this.

Honestly I wasn't exagerating every single level is 1 single room with a bad guy & the only thing u can do is repeatedly cast the same spells at it until it eventually dies. That's it, honest to god, I'm not exagerating, that's all there is to it. The more I think about what I've actually played the more confused I am about people's comments & the game itself.

In my opinion I would call this an interactive novel. I certainly by no means would call it a console game. It's more of a mini game. Not a proper console game anyway. It's more of a tablet or phone game, on the same level as Infinity Blade game on the iPhone, which cost 69p I might add. I'm sorry but at the moment I'm completely struggling to understand where the £30 price tag fits into this game.
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despair  +   1025d ago
I had no idea what to expect going into the demo as I never really paid any attention to previews of the game. All I knew is that I would be fighting monsters and there was some kind of sacrifice system.

I was truly impressed with the little of the demo I've played so far, I at the fifth battle right now and I love the storytelling and entire premise. The arena like setting for the battles are normally a disappointment for me ( I love exploration) but for some reason in this game I thought it fit perfectly (especially for a handheld game). The art style as well is absolutely incredible, the creativity of some of these creatures is truly impressive, although the environments are a bit bland so far.

Can't wait to try the co-op when its unlocked but one thing that's worrying is that as the combat and spell system opens up, it might be a daunting task to manage and truly master its intricacies(a challenge I will relish).

Day 1 buy for me, this demo brought this game from a minor blip on my radar, straight to the top of the must have list.

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