Soul Sacrifice Delta PlayStation Vita

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  • Summary: The first obvious addition to Librom’s pages is the Bazaar Ledger; Carnatux’s bazaar, to be more precise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 23, 2014
    91
    This is by far the ultimate, complete Soul Sacrifice experience and even those who dumped countless hours into the original will find more than enough content and enhancements to keep them in the hunt.
  2. Jun 9, 2014
    88
    If you're in need of a good beat em' up with plenty of wild gameplay and a captivating story, Soul Sacrifice Delta fills a great void for the Vita.
  3. May 26, 2014
    85
    Expanded, 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.
  4. May 13, 2014
    80
    There are still some qualms here and there, such as the returning frame-rate slowdown and repetitiveness, but in general this is a solid action-RPG that should be played by anyone who adores the genre.
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    80
    Delta is not a sequel, just an extended game that polishes the original in order to create a great foundation for the more than likely Soul Sacrifice 2.
  6. May 29, 2014
    80
    The Delta release features some gorgeous animations and character designs, although the biggest addition is the Grim faction.
  7. Jun 28, 2014
    70
    At a time when consumption is so high that we move from game to game so fast, the idea of replaying a game where we have to find the improvements almost under the microscope is not exactly the most convenient.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 15, 2014
    10
    Soul 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.
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  2. Aug 15, 2016
    10
    The best, longest, most exhilarating game on the PSVITA. the art style, the sound track, the characters, the story, the dark fantasy theme.The best, longest, most exhilarating game on the PSVITA. the art style, the sound track, the characters, the story, the dark fantasy theme. you fell truly empowered after ever battle. hard start, but after it picks up, it gets into your soul. 4-5 years later i'm still kin to go to battle. Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2015
    10
    Beautiful 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
  4. Aug 19, 2014
    9
    Already SS was amazing gem and with Delta, more than amazing, with so much new improvements game very solid and unique. Deep story withAlready SS was amazing gem and with Delta, more than amazing, with so much new improvements game very solid and unique. Deep story with convincing dub, masterpiece OST, art etc... Wish i can give 9.5 but i can't, give 10 because there is no game without defects, especially in SS Delta:; loading times, insufficient locations, some Al problems.

    If you have Vita and you don't own SS: Delta, this mean you are really bad person, support this amazing quality of game. Hope we can see SS 2 for Vita too.
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  5. Sep 20, 2015
    9
    Definitely 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.
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  6. Mar 6, 2017
    9
    This game took a new approach incorporating hunting, RPG and action gaming. The fighting mechanics are engaging. You fight diverse monstersThis game took a new approach incorporating hunting, RPG and action gaming. The fighting mechanics are engaging. You fight diverse monsters using offerings (different faction, different specialization) from weapon to laying traps. I just hated that most of the offerings, even the weapons are limited. Soul sacrifice also has deep story and lore. This is a must buy for all vita users. Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2016
    5
    If 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

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