Soul Sacrifice is continuing to offer its player base new content with another round of totally free levels and bosses. To keep you entertained before the PlayStation Store updates, we've got the details after the break.Click here to read more...
I'm really digging on Sony's approach to Soul Sacrifice, which will apparently feature more free missions in the next major update. Siliconera reports that the upcoming patch will overhaul the interface yet again, while adding an entire story chapter entitled the Savior Of Heresy (likely an optional Sorceror sub-storyline). Players will discover more secrets about the Avalon organisation and meet the mysterious Elaine - pictured above.
The update hasn't been dated for the West, but already we've got plenty to be getting on with thanks to new bosses and quests being added to the addictive ARPG last week.
Soul Sacrifice has received a free DLC pack as part of today's PSN Store update, which introduces eight new quests, a new map, more bosses and even some Augmented Reality functions to the addictive spell-slinging Vita title. You'll need to update the game to version 1.1 on the LiveArea Menu before grabbing the new content from the store.
We've got the full details below and a Soul Sacrifice review for your consideration. Personally, I've been thoroughly enjoying it both online and solo, but I hope that a sequel can add more personality and a sense of fun to the proceedings. Newcomers should start out with our handy Soul Sacrifice survival guide.Click here to read more...
Soul Sacrifice may not be a true system-seller, but as far as handheld games go, Keiji Inafune's deadly monster-hunting title is a deep and involving experience when you take it online. Teaming up to bring enormous bosses to their knees while deciding whether to spare or murder your erstwhile allies at a moment's notice is a uniquely engaging proposition, and one that deserves to attract a hardcore following over the coming months.
However, as Brendan explains in our 7/10 Soul Sacrifice review, it's also rather difficult to get into and requires a huge amount of investment to fully appreciate. To this end, dear Sorceror, I've compiled a list of ten hints, tricks and tactics that will help you survive in this vicious demonic world. If this is child's play to you, be sure to drop in some sage advice in the comments!
Soul Sacrifice offers a truly staggering wealth of attack skills, healing abilities, summons and buffs to equip, and you'll likely discover a fair few powerful spells that can be leant on for ridiculous damage. However, one of the game's unique quirks is that each spell's usage is strictly limited, meaning that it's actually possible to run out of attacks in the longer battles if you don't sacrifice smaller enemies and abuse the rare renewal shrines.Click here to read more...
Format: PS Vita
Developer: SCE Japan Studio
This is our concluding part of our Soul Sacrifice review. If you’d like to catch up on the basic game mechanics and the single player experience, you can read Part 1 here. Ok, up to date? This could go either way right? The remainder of my review is going to focus on the online multiplayer side of the game.
A range of options allows you to set up public or password protected games with invites via the Vita’s messaging system being a simple if slightly clunky affair. You can label your room to give other players an indication of which chapters you’re playing and if you prefer saving or sacrificing bosses. There were a healthy number of players online during the launch weekend, meaning I never had to wait long for players to join. Although it’s often worth waiting until you have a full group of four to take on some of the boss battles.
The lobby screen shows other player’s levels, giving you an indication on how choices may go when saving/sacrificing. Unless you’re hosting you can only see a brief description of the currently selected quest, if you are hosting though you have the advantage of choosing the quest and being able to see what loot is awarded upon completion.Click here to read more...
Format: PS Vita
Developer: SCE Japan Studio
Monster Hunter is a handheld system seller. That’s a fact, particularly in Japan. Yet we’ve only heard the slightest of rumours about the mega-series bringing its giant-chasing exploits to Sony’s underperforming handheld.
We don’t know if it’s a case of Sony not being able to agree a deal with Capcom, but until that champagne spraying day arises, Soul Sacrifice is here to carry the burden and an hefty amount of expectation in the face of the Vita’s barren landscape of recent or future releases.
The story begins with you waking up in an underworld jail with a talking book that insists on reliving the tale of a sorcerer and his road to infamy. You play as a character in the book as you read each chapter. The fleshy tome is essentially a menu system where you select missions or edit your skills and so on. The voice acting from the book and the narrator are coma-inducingly poor and the various stories that are mixed together as you play different mission strands while trying to straddle the difficulty curve are ultimate fantasy fan fiction dross.
The book uses the touchscreen (optional) to flick through pages, but it’s a cumbersome mess requiring too many touches, especially when you want to replay missions to XP grind or look at the mission rewards list to top up on certain items. But what of the missions themselves?Click here to read more...
Soul Sacrifice is out this Wednesday, and its European producer is keen to tell you about the deep sacrifice system that underpins the hectic arena combat. As a Monster Hunter-esque proposition from Mega Man and Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune, many Vita owners are getting rather excited about this one, so we'll have a full review for you soon.
If you're interested, we dedicated 20 minutes of our latest PWNcast to Soul Sacrifice and all of its grim murdering.Click here to read more...
This week on the PWNCAST we take a closer look at two games we've all been getting stuck into. First up, its all about Defiance, as we chat about Trion Worlds' ambitious multiplatform MMO shooter. Then we move onto Soul Sacrifice. Can Keiji Inafune's inventive action title save the Vita?
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Soul Sacrifice, the hotly anticipated action-RPG from Keiji Inafune, is getting a meaty demo on PS Vita today. Not only will you be able to sample the entire first chapter, but you can subsequently pick up where you left off in the full version thanks to save file transfer functionality. If you do so, you'll even get a bonus consumable item that'll come in handy during some of the massive boss battles.
The Vita needs some killer exclusives, and many are looking for Soul Sacrifice to deliver. We'll have some preview impressions for you soon.
The sneaky bods at Sony delivered a livestream this morning for Japanese audiences, peppered with info on some upcoming games for the platform, not to mention a few trailers, news of a price cut, and some teasingly brief shots of Final Fantasy X for the handheld.
Anyway, we've rounded up the trailers for you into a convenient one stop roster that includes God Eater 2 and Keiji Inafune's upcoming title, Soul Sacrifice.We've rounded up some highlights, click here to see the lot >>
Keiji Inafune's dark RPG for the Playstation Vita has had its release date pushed back. Inafune took to the stage at this year's TGS to announce that on the plus side, there'll be four-way multiplayer and a few cross play features. The bad news is that the game won't be appearing until Spring 2013.
Inafune did take pains to stress that this delay had not arisen due to unforeseen difficulties, but rather to allow the development team a little longer to polish the game to the best possible standard, something which Sony allowed.Click here to see the TGS trailer >>>
Famitsu Magazine (via Andriasang) has scored the first scoop on Soul Sacrifice, the previously-teased title from Sony Studio Japan. Apparently Mega Man creator Keiji Infafune will be heading up the project with Marvelous AQL, marking a return to mainstream development. Soul Sacrifice promises to be a gruesome and creepy horror game on the PS Vita, featuring a truly nasty spellcasting mechanic that demands painful self-sacrifice. More details and a trailer below.Click here to read more...