Review: Stranger of Sword City (Sony PlayStation Vita) | Digitally Downloaded

Review by Matt S.

Stranger of Sword City is a dark, dark game. Taking cues from the FromSoftware Souls series (and no, I’m not talking about the difficulty, though it is a challenging game), Stranger of Sword City
places an almost westernised sense of aesthetics within the context of what has become a distinctly Japanese genre; the modern Wizardry-style dungeon crawler. And the result is a grim world to explore, with horrific demon-like monsters clashing against the cold steel of European armour and weaponry... mixed with the odd moment that is distinctly Japanese. Your mentor through the initial stages of the game is a cute girl in a school uniform, for example.

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