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 22, 2014I think people should stop comparing SS with MH , they are completely different games , each has a strong point , eg MH has a very funI think people should stop comparing SS with MH , they are completely different games , each has a strong point , eg MH has a very fun multiplayer but has a history as simply empty when SS has an exceptional history.
When I saw this game at first sight I did not put faith in him , but because I am a crazy fan of this franchise I decided to buy it even though it might disappoint me .
Now I have to say that SSD managed to impress me , small changes were able to leave the game much more enjoyable , the ones I can name are:
The improved IA
The online ranking sorcerers updated weekly
The introduction of the factions is very welcome because it really makes a difference depending on your choice
A customization that now allows your character to be almost unique
The new spells are pretty cool, while the old have been upgraded to improve cooperation in multiplayer
Perhaps the best thing that was introduced in the Delta was the Labyrinth Eternal Alice mode , simply wonderful , simple and fun .
I know that many players miss a MH on Vita , but I think it's past time to wake up and see how many good games the Vita has that style .
Ragnarok is pretty fun .
The Vita received Toukiden , which is an excellent game .
Soul Sacrifice do not need to comment .
And Freedom Wars is coming and it looks great .
And if I had a MH on Psvita ?
Will all of those games would have been created?… Expand
Sep 13, 2014Ps vita 's best action rpg game from japans . It deserves really come to ps4 with next gen and 60fps . It would be great . Dont miss that gamePs vita 's best action rpg game from japans . It deserves really come to ps4 with next gen and 60fps . It would be great . Dont miss that game !
All DLCs are free . Thank you awesome video game productors .… 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
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
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
Mar 8, 2016If this release is an improved version, I'm glad I never played the original. While the graphics and atmosphere are very well executed -- theIf this release is an improved version, I'm glad I never played the original. While the graphics and atmosphere are very well executed -- the repetitiveness and complete lack of a challenge leaves this game without any real soul.… Expand