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
Jun 26, 2015Beautiful art style pleasing graphics and interesting story lines coupled with the most unique gameplay innovations in this games genre, makesBeautiful art style pleasing graphics and interesting story lines coupled with the most unique gameplay innovations in this games genre, makes this a standout from other handheld games. The near endless gameplay strategies to employ as well as sizable and very well written law inside the game ensure you will get your moneys worth and then some.… 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
Jan 20, 2015I just recently acquired a PS Vita which is why I hadn’t had the chance to play Soul Sacrifice Delta earlier. But man, what a pleasantI just recently acquired a PS Vita which is why I hadn’t had the chance to play Soul Sacrifice Delta earlier. But man, what a pleasant surprise :) !
This game has me firmly in its grasp now for it’s so much fun to play and addictive! Basically it’s an action RPG with strong similarities to the Monster Hunter series. But while I never really got warm with MH, I just love SSD! In my opinion, it’s so much better in pretty much every aspect. The graphics are great, the sound and music is incredibly good, the online mode is a blast and the story is epic and very well told.
Actually the story surprised me the most since I didn’t really expect anything special. I would have been happy with an excuse to go out and hunt monsters to develop my character and get better loot. But instead I’ve found an intense story where I really cared about its characters and desperately wanted to know how it ends. Not just the main story is worth playing, though. The side missions of the three available fractions are just as thrilling as the main storyline.
The character development is deep and fun, too. At any given time you can equip six offerings (spells) which function as your weapons, heals and support actions. Whether you equip six weapon offerings or five weapon and one healing offering is up to you and your play style. You can also choose between a variety of weapon offerings, from slow and powerful ones to quick and rather weak ones. Do you want to be a melee fighter or do you prefer to keep your distance and attack using throw weapons?
Whenever you kill a monster you have the choice to either save it, sacrifice it or to let fate decide for you. That also depends on the fraction you choose to fight for. While saving it boosts your defense, sacrificing a monster boosts your attack power.
This system allows you to form your character according to your playstyle.
In online mode you play with up to three additional players to complete so called pacts, which are missions where you need to do different things. Most common are boss fights but there are also missions where you need to collect four items or kill ten minor monsters etc.
All in all, SSD is one of the best and most addictive games I’ve played in quite some time… no matter the gaming platform! It’s a MUST HAVE for every PS Vita owner and even if you don’t own one, you should seriously consider getting one just for this game… I mean it!… 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
Sep 20, 2015Definitely a must-have for Vita owners, and not to be missed, though it's easily overlooked. Fans of the monster hunter genre will love thisDefinitely a must-have for Vita owners, and not to be missed, though it's easily overlooked. Fans of the monster hunter genre will love this -- though it doesn't meet the rigor of the verbatim Monster Hunter games, it offers a satisfying experience for those who love a good boss fight.
Starting off, the basic mechanics are solid. Players are offered a diverse range of tactical options, and even if poor or unconventional choices are made in the 'Offering' equipment, basic dodging and pattern mechanics allow for a skilled player to overcome difficulty. Granted, the less capable among us will have to use the defensive options available to us, and Soul Sacrifice is fair in this element. The spell system provides means of dramatically increasing defense, evasion, or healing options, at the cost of offensive potential -- which is further balanced by a durability system for spells, however replenishing these spells is simple enough. Provided you can do so while under attack by your target.
The result is a powerful offensive and defensive combat system that asks you to balance your fight with the maintenance of supply. Exhaust a spell too much without doing so, and you risk losing it for the remainder of the fight.
A note of personal opinion, Soul Sacrifice makes a good choice, as far as monster hunting games are concerned, by removing time limits. If you decide to take on a seemingly impossible boss fight, you can do so as a battle of attrition. Players aren't punished, except by survivability, for taking on difficult missions. You risk losing a hard fight because of genuine failure, not because of an arbitrary time limit, and the inability of the developer to create an appropriately aggressive boss. Survival should be a question of player ability, not timeliness.
Lastly, the story is well-presented for the medium. The plot is hardly groundbreaking, but provides a very genuine, uncomfortable, and dramatic story. English dubs are acceptable, at worst, and excellent in the case of the main narrator. Music is exemplary, and used well.
My rating takes into account a few issues. Firstoff, owners of the non-Delta version are not provided for. It's a different game, purchase-wise. If you disagree with the quality of the English voice acting, there is a Japanese voice option -- at a price. For the sheer amount of pacts, content is reused ad nauseum.
However, I stand by my statement that it is a must-have for Vita owners, and is an excellent game outright -- not in spite of that.… 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