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Submitted by wmmn80 429d ago | review

Soul Sacrifice Review - GamesReview

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"Legendary designer Keiji Inafune has dabbled in macabre video games before. He’s most well known for co-creating Mega Man, but he also has Resident Evil, Onimusha and Dead Rising production credits under his belt. Since leaving Capcom, he’s decided to dive back into darkly atmospheric game design with his latest project, Soul Sacrifice.

While it’s obvious that Inafune and the rest..." (PS Vita, Soul Sacrifice) 5.5/10

Etseix  +   429d ago
I played the demo and liked it, still has not tasted the final version ( saving to import the Soul Sacrifice Vita Edition ) i won't bother to read a review like this, if it had a 7 around, it would be still okay to read what's wrong, but 5.5???? move along people,.
KrisButtar  +   429d ago
I didn't click on the article, but I wanted to give my 2 cents worth in.

My copy finally arrived after my local store being sold out since release, and I can say that I havent been able to put the game down. I know the game is not perfect but I would at least give it a 7 because its "a better than avg game." I don't really like the missions where you need to run around and find "fragments" and while I was out and online, I found that the people kept kicking me out, due to having such a low level(they were like 40\40 I am currently at 20\20) but I believe that will change when I level up a bit more. Any questions just ask
Thirty3Three  +   429d ago
"Hey, I played one match in the demo... I'm an idiot. What should I rate it?"

"Uhh, I have the game. It's amazing. I'd give it a 9/10 or a 10/10."

"Okay, well I'm not smart, so I'll give it a 5.5/10. People will love me for it."

Facepalm.
chestnut1122  +   429d ago
"Soul Sacrifice is a humdrum experience that offers no incentive to keep playing."

No incentive your ass. Your conclusion is lame. What You have said can be applied to all games.

I can't believe they are allowing People like these to criticize the game. The Users absolutely are much better.
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kayoss  +   429d ago
The problem with some Game Reviewers is that some of these reviewers or critics are accustom to certain genre of games. If you let a guy who loves playing fighting games review an RPG games of course the review going to be bad. I dont know what this guy preference is, but I know for sure Soul Sacrifice type games is not for him.
Plus, reviews can be misleading too. A game that rated 9 for some people can also be rated a 5 for others. It seems that Soul Sacrifice is getting that type of reviews.

"It seemed to me that many of these Offerings were relatively pointless and required too much trial-and-error."
Isnt all RPG or action RPG games are like this. Trial and Error? You wouldnt know the boss's weaknesses until you try out a spells or a strategies that works the best. This is basically what most RPG foundation are built on. This is how i know this particular reviewer is not really into RPG's.

"...After clearing the initial stages I was given new spells (called “Offerings”) and Sigils to use, but not much description as to how to use them"

Yes it does, once you equip these offerings, it tells you to either press triangle, square, or circle button, depending where you equip your offerings. For Sigils, if you press the triangle button before equiping the said sigil, It give you details of what the said sigil do.
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Aceman18  +   429d ago
i'm loving this game so far, and this reviewer can go shove this review up his you know what.
Kirnisorey  +   429d ago
Another site looking for hits
majiebeast  +   429d ago
Click the plus next to the site's name and rate it down. Dont give the site any hits or use addblock+.
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francknara6  +   429d ago
I'm playing it, it's really underrated. The Art & Character Design is cool, game system is very addictive, there's much content and the music is beautiful. Even the story is enjoyable with cool narrative and atmosphere.

It's not the GOTY but how the fuck can it have such low reviews. I just don't understand reviewers nowadays.
Kalowest  +   429d ago
It's not Monster Hunter that's why!!!
admiralvic  +   429d ago
@ Kalowest

It's either because they're fishing for reviews or the person didn't quite grasp the game. Admittedly, Soul Sacrifice is a fairly average and boring game if you can't figure out how to play it and don't play very far into it. Obviously if this is indeed the case, this reviewer should be tarried and feathered..
DA_PRGamer  +   429d ago
I must say that SS its an awesome game so far and I only been playing for around 30 or so hrs. Must people now days just try to review games and dont really try to experience the whole game before giving it a score. I have been just farming cause I want to make (L) offerings and if you are early in the game like me you have to farm really hard and replay most of the battles. By my opinion the soundtrack, graphics and gameplay its all on par with MH series but it adds a bit more to it cause the focus its on the offerings and glyphs so I think he just played the game for few missions and gave it a score so he dont really knows what hes talking about.
Williamson  +   429d ago
It kind of sucks to see a new ip get a score like this. When I played the very long demo never did I think this game and 5.5/10 would ever be mentioned together. I hope no one sees this score and thinks this game actually is a 5.5/10, play the very long demo.
izumo_lee  +   429d ago
The reviews i question the most is that when a game tries to be different than a game in the same genre it will be criticize for not being that game. However when the game is similar to said game it will be criticized for not being different & subpar compared to the original.

Soul Sacrifice tries to set itself apart from the countless Monster Hunter games out there with a very unique art style & storyline. Still it is being unfairly compared to something it is not. Eventually there is gonna be a game that will overtake Monster Hunter as the premier game in the genre. What are reviewers gonna say when that happens?
tiffac008  +   429d ago
"The reviews i question the most is that when a game tries to be different than a game in the same genre it will be criticize for not being that game. However when the game is similar to said game it will be criticized for not being different & subpar compared to the original."

^ This!
BigStef71  +   428d ago
I can't believe this garbage review got accepted on metacritc. I honestly think some reviewers like to purposely troll great games by giving them horrendous scores just so they can get hits for their sites. To be honest it's pretty ridiculous they do this
kalor62  +   427d ago
Haven't play the game, but by reading this review - it looks like the gameplay is "rubbish" and everything else is done well.. , but the gameplay is what makes the game worth playing. Looks like this game is rated differently by every review website - some give it 7-8 and some 4-5 - and there has to be a reason for it.. - it's up to the actual gamer I guess..

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