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forgeforsaken
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« on: March 21, 2016, 03:49:58 PM »

This is out now on PS4 and coming soon to Vita and PC. I finished my first playthrough over the weekend and it's pretty great. Basically it is 2d Dark Souls, more specifically Dark Souls crossed with Metroid/Castlevania. It takes a lot of mechanics and concepts straight from the Souls games, so if you are familiar with those you'll adapt quickly here, while also adding a few neat little twists of its own. The level design is very latter day Castlevania, with branching paths, short cuts, and the need to learn new traversal abilities to access previously unreachable areas, there however is no map like in the Metroid/Castlevanias and in that way is again like the Souls games where you just need to learn your way around. There's a large skill tree and you can build your character in different ways, playing a spell casting mage, mace/shield cleric, or 2hand great sword wielding berzerker, etc, or some crazy mix of them all. Combat varies depending on class or weapon, with some weapons having combo chains. Ska Studios is pretty good with the 2d combat, you may remember them from the Dishwasher games. Game does also have that Ska art style, which may be a turn off to some, but if you like either Dark Souls or the Castlevania games I highly recommend you check this out. I played through my first run going mostly 2handed great sword and have started a second run now as a mage.

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 04:26:54 PM »

Guess I'll just add this to the ever-growing "games I would buy in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the crazy difficulty level" list. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 06:33:03 PM »

Itís strange how perspective can change the desirability of a game.  I canít stand the Souls games in 3D but as a 2D sidescroller Iím actually pretty interested.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 06:16:53 PM »

That looks amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 06:49:10 PM »

Eurogamer finally put up a review of it in which they go into the Dark Souls/Castlevanianess of it
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-03-22-salt-and-sanctuary-review
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 03:29:51 PM »

Another really good review via Super Bunnyhop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyDuRUiNqgI
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