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  • Summary: SOUL GAMBLER is an interactive graphic novel inspired by Goethe's Faust, a tragic play written in the 19th century. This is a contemporary and engaging adaptation of the masterpiece.Soul Gambler puts YOU in the role of Faust, an ordinary young man living in the present day whose DESTINY isSOUL GAMBLER is an interactive graphic novel inspired by Goethe's Faust, a tragic play written in the 19th century. This is a contemporary and engaging adaptation of the masterpiece.Soul Gambler puts YOU in the role of Faust, an ordinary young man living in the present day whose DESTINY is about to be change forever. When Faust was leaving his boring job, a mysterious woman approached him. She made him a tempting proposal: SELL parts of his SOUL in exchange for the fulfillment of his every WISH.

    * NOW it is up to you to decide his fate!
    * BECOME Faust and transform yourself in a Soul Gambler
    * CHOOSE how the story unfolds, and even how it ends
    * AMAZE yourself with gorgeous comic book-styled illustrations and environments
    * OWN the ability to sell parts of your soul in exchange for many pleasures
    * IMMERSE yourself in this shady world while listening to an involving soundtrack
    * COMPLETE more than 20 challenging story-oriented Steam Achievements

    Faust's FATE lies in your hands. What are you waiting for? Time to GAMBLE your soul!
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  1. May 22, 2016
    7
    I'm not normally a Visual Novel fan. I picked this game up because of the "RPG" tag. That tag really shouldn't be there, since there'sI'm not normally a Visual Novel fan. I picked this game up because of the "RPG" tag. That tag really shouldn't be there, since there's literally no RPG aspect to the "Game" aside from a few stats. It's basically your standard visual novel.

    The game is also filled with poor spelling, bad grammar and some of the most ridiculous "conversations" ever. Like the main guy asking a chick he just met and talked about work and nothing else for a kiss. I'm not sure if all this is standard fare for a VN, since as I said, these games aren't really my cup of tea.

    Do I recommend it? Sure, if you like VN games. The story is unique and fun, and it has choices which might result in different reactions? I'm not sure, I haven't tried the different choices so I can't comment on it's replay value.

    Another thing I like is the art style. If you enjoy gorgeous handcrafted art in your game, you will love this.
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  2. Sep 20, 2014
    7
    Soul Gambler happens to introduce some gameplay elements that improve the traditional visual novel formula but ultimately the game is tooSoul Gambler happens to introduce some gameplay elements that improve the traditional visual novel formula but ultimately the game is too short to make it a memorable or meaningful experience. Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2015
    6
    The story, dialog and illustrations were ok. Multiple endings is always a nice touch which encourages another play-through. I would haveThe story, dialog and illustrations were ok. Multiple endings is always a nice touch which encourages another play-through. I would have preferred a more dynamic presentation with actual animated characters and voice acting, but for the obviously limited budget this game had it's difficult to expect that. All in all it was ok to pass a couple of hours. Also, I encountered no stability issues or other bugs whatsoever (running under Windows 8.1).

    If you get it as part of a bundle it's worth trying. I don't know if I can recommend buying the game, even at this modest price. There are typically better games for the same amount.
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  4. Mar 7, 2017
    5
    It's okay. A story based game is always cool but this one needs way too many mouse clicks. There should be a button on the keyboard that alsoIt's okay. A story based game is always cool but this one needs way too many mouse clicks. There should be a button on the keyboard that also advances the storyline instead of having to click constantly. My mouse finger started paining and I hadn't even finished one story.

    The second issue is with the replay. You should have a way to skipthrough all the dialogues which you have already seen. I know that sequence so don't make me sit and watch it once again. Just give me an option to skip that dialogue.

    After 2 runs I didn't have the heart to try out another tedious run for the other endings. I just abandoned the game.
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