May 26, 2014Expanded, polished, extended & recut -but not a sequel-, Soul Sacrifice Delta builds upon the foundations of the original and brings almost the double in content, with a new story and Faction based on the Grimm Brothers's Fairytales that would get indeed the Aproval Seal by Tim Burton or American McGee with this new, sadistic and nightmarish approach to the Three Pigs or Red Hood. Soul Sacrifice Delta is the definitive version of one of the best Vita library titles, better in every aspect, but those who have the original maybe want to think twice if the new content worth it.
May 15, 2014Soul Sacrifice is one of my favourite games on the Vita. The story, the fast epic battles, the great voice acting. It really is a gem in theSoul Sacrifice is one of my favourite games on the Vita. The story, the fast epic battles, the great voice acting. It really is a gem in the rough. Though it did have some flaws I easily put more than 100 hours in the game. When Delta was localized I was very excited. I've played so far about 5 hours and let me tell you this.
If you enjoyed Soul Sacrifice, you will LOVE Delta. Its improves in every single way of SS.
First thing you'll notice is a bump up in resolution. It's still not native but its a really big graphical upgrade. No more rough edges it all looks really clean. The game is absolutely gorgeuous.
Next thing you'll notice is way more depth to offerings. Now you can combine attacks offering way more methods of tackling enemys and just improves the fun ten fold. Not only that but there is also new offerings like the spear! Hard to master weapons but very satisfying to use.
The new monster designs based on Grimm Fairy tales Characters are amazing. Soul Sacrifice never dissapoints in that matter. You will never look at little red riding hood again in the same way. The new level designs are just amazing and now there are more variety of smaller creatures, so no more demon cats and rats everywhere
They now added a new faction to the game called Grim that appeases to those that like to stay neutral. Depending on which faction you are in you will get different offerings meaning everybody is going to have a different inventory of offerings.
The story is still relatively the same, but now you have to do some grim , avalon and Sanctuary sidequest before being allowed to play Magusars arc. These sidequest actually act as a bridgepoint between Sortiara's and Magusars arc, expanding a bit more on the Sorcerer and his interaction with the world and other NEW sorcerers only found in Delta.
Delta is a major improvement over SS in every way. If you got SS free from PS+ and loved it buy Delta now and support the devs
If you bought SS and just liked it not loved it, then wait for price drop. Since its nots a full blown sequel more like a relaunch with a buttload of tweaks and improvements, making it the True SS experience.
For the love of god people ignore ArioX and especially WIzard4en "review". The former probably thought Delta was Soul Sacrifice 2 when Inafune said many many many times it was more lik Soul Sacrifice 1.8 and the latter is just a Monster hunter fanboy enough said.… Expand
May 19, 2014Soul Sacrifice Delta is much more than just an update/expansion to Soul Sacrifice (SS).
It adds some much content to the original game andSoul Sacrifice Delta is much more than just an update/expansion to Soul Sacrifice (SS).
It adds some much content to the original game and improves so much stuff that it catapults the game
to the top entries on PS Vita. (I would say second best after Killzone.)
- improved graphics
- new levels
- combination of levels (so bigger levels)
- new monsters
- a new fraction
- new storylines
- new spells
- combination of spells
It is just awesome! And in my opinion, a lot better than Monster Hunter.
Well worth the money, even if you already have SS.… Expand
May 19, 2014Love the game, very good for the price tag. Story is great, gameplay is great, controls are great. One major gripe though is that it's onlyLove the game, very good for the price tag. Story is great, gameplay is great, controls are great. One major gripe though is that it's only available on digital for R1, which obviously takes a significant amount of previous memory space.… Collapse
Mar 3, 2015Good Sides:Great Story
Huge amount of skills
Great online features Unique faction system Good char creation Huge amount of quests BadGood Sides:Great Story
Huge amount of skills
Great online features
Unique faction system
Good char creation
Huge amount of quests
Bad sides:Quest places is too small like a room
Combos are repetitive… Expand
May 15, 2014Summary: Soul Sacrifice was a merely good game when it first came out. Despite its many flaws, the epic world-building, beautiful artSummary: Soul Sacrifice was a merely good game when it first came out. Despite its many flaws, the epic world-building, beautiful art direction, and surprisingly deep story told in an story-book fashion (which drove away some people due to its simplicity) made the game worthwhile even through its repetitive segments. Unfortunately, Delta does not remedy the critical flaw of repetition, it adds so many improvements that it is worth the new purchase for Soul Sacrifice fans, and a must-buy for newcomers seeking fast-paced action. It is an expansion, yes, but one that improves the game at a fundamental level.
Soul Sacrifice Delta is the definitive version of Soul Sacrifice which addresses many issues players had with the first game. Weapon balancing, quick weapon summoning, spell combos, and heavier consequences for black rites are some of the many changes seen in this iteration.
The repertoire of spells have been revamped and although there are still useless fodder ones scattered about, the balancing and the sheer number of old and new spells make it possible to achieve variety in builds.
Main story line is largely unchanged, and all of the content from the first game is retained, though with minor graphical improvements. Of course, Soul Sacrifice suffers from the common flaw inherent in the hunting genre: repetition. This is slightly mitigated this time around because the spell rewards are diverse, but newcomers to the genre may be deterred, understandably.
The amount of new story content is merely an expansion that has a small impact on the main story line, but it does an adequate job of expanding the universe of Soul Sacrifice. World-building was already very well done in the first game, and Delta adds new dimensions to the story. Again, these changes are basically inconsequential to the main story line, and therefore it is slightly disappointing.
Is it worth buying?
The $35.99 USD/CAD price tag for those who've played the game already is steep, but well worth it if you loved the first game. Soul Sacrifice Delta is an extremely polished version of the first game with plenty of new content, but it is completely reasonable for veterans to be driven away by being asked to pay full price for what is essentially an expansion, albeit a very large one.
Those who've never played the game or were not interested the first time around should give Delta a chance. Despite not being perfect in any means, it is very near the apex of what the Soul Sacrifice experience that the first game sought to achieve.… Expand
Apr 4, 2015To be clear, Delta is the original Soul Sacrifice with a lot more content, tweaked mechanics and slightly enhanced graphics. I was pleasantlyTo be clear, Delta is the original Soul Sacrifice with a lot more content, tweaked mechanics and slightly enhanced graphics. I was pleasantly surprised at how well put together this game is. The graphics, voice acting, story telling, loads of lore to read up on, and combat screams quality. Also, I'm a big Dark Souls fan, and this game in some weird way reminds me of it. It's much easier than DK but it definitely has that darker feel with the tone and bosses.
Your character is imprisoned by a powerful sorcerer called "Magusar" and any day could bring your death by sacrifice. A living, talking book called "Libron" finds his way to your cell. The book is an old journal of a sorcerer. The more you read the book, the stronger you become so the only chance you have at survival is reading the contents of it. The actual character you fight as is the author of the journal. The game is a series of relived memories of the sorcerer. Before each battle, there's a cut-scene with some nice comic book like art within the pages of "Libron".You follow the sorcerers story and slowly learn how "Magusar" became evil while meeting new sorcerers and fighting archfiend who are people that succumbed to evil thoughts.
I find the combat to be simple but highly addicting. You can have 6 "offerings" which are spells you can use during a fight. Many of them are offensive but some can heal or alter your evasion (your roll animation and speed). Some weapons can be thrown while some turn your arm into a giants arm and others have you summon weapons and so on. On top of this, they can have elemental damage such as bolt, heat, poison etc. They also have a certain number of uses before they run out.They can be boosted by fusing them together which makes the number of uses increase. You can refill the offerings uses by sacrificing defeated enemy souls instead of saving them. When you sacrifice an enemy's soul, you gain more magical power and your character becomes stronger. If you save them, your characters defense goes up. So you have 2 separate levels, one for your right arm (sacrifice) and one for your left (save). You can also equip multiple sigils to your arm which boost certain abilities such as elemental or defense. there are sigils for your light arm, your dark arm or your neutral arm, so using sigils to cater to your style is recommended.
You fight in an arena type setting, but the settings can vary dramatically. It ranges from brightly lit desert settings to dark castle rooms. The variation is nice. You fight grunts for some of the missions and then you fight a boss, called an archfiend. Archfiends give you offerings as well. If you save an archfiend, you get more points for your light arm and the archfiend turns back into a regular person which then becomes an ally to use in fights.
That's really just a simple overview of the game. If you thought monster hunter seemed interesting but it had too much grinding and was too slow, then you should give this a shot. It's fast paced, easy to learn and really fun to play and unravel the mysteries of the world. The lore is genuinely interesting stuff. There are dozens of hours to be played in this game.… Expand
May 14, 2014I gave 3 because Soul Sacrifice Delta should be a patch to Soul Sacrifice or some content should be patch and other DLC. Why? Because SSD andI gave 3 because Soul Sacrifice Delta should be a patch to Soul Sacrifice or some content should be patch and other DLC. Why? Because SSD and SS are the same game!!!
Well it should be called Soul Sacrifice 1.5 (but still it is better they named it "Delta" and not "2"). As I've read somewhere else - SS Delta is to SS like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to Monster Hunter 3.
What is different in SSD from SS:
- some bugs fixed
- locations polished
- added animations
- little better character creating
- now servers are not localized (so I've heard)
- added monsters
- added locations
and other minor content. (I don't think I forgot about anything important)
- if You have SS - don't buy SSD (if you are SS maniac then You will buy SSD regardless of what I say so - you've been warned)
- if you don't have SS - buy SSD (forget about SS)
So ending my little review - SSD is good game, solid one at least - it is not MH like game (don't think it is) but it is similar in some parts.
If You don't have SS, and you want good monste-killing game - buy this one :)… Expand