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  • Summary: The balance of the Holy Kingdom of Keidas is compromised when powerful, feral creatures known as "Wraiths" invade from the other side of the Veil, threatening to consume the living. The "Chimeras", hybrid warriors born of the union of two souls, are the only ones who can protect humankind.The balance of the Holy Kingdom of Keidas is compromised when powerful, feral creatures known as "Wraiths" invade from the other side of the Veil, threatening to consume the living. The "Chimeras", hybrid warriors born of the union of two souls, are the only ones who can protect humankind.

    Briar and Lute are two sisters who have been reborn as a Chimera. The transformation has granted Briar superhuman strength and resilience, while Lute, who was sacrificed in order to bind her soul to her sister's, has become a ghost with mystical powers. Voiced by Stefanie Joosten (Metal Gear Solid 5), Briar and Lute are sent on a mission to reclaim a city in ruins that has been ravaged by the Wraiths, only to discover that the Order they belong to has a far more complex plan in mind.

    Explore a dark world brimming with hidden mysteries, master a diverse combat system, and inhabit the dual forces of two sisters in a coming-of-age fantasy story with fast-paced action, vicious enemies and breathtaking boss fights.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Sep 20, 2022
    85
    Soulstice does an exceptional job of keeping the player engaged throughout its entirety. The amount of content just within the combat is jaw-dropping, so much so that it feels like Reply Game Studios aren’t saving anything for a sequel. There’s a lot to discover (and a lot to master) as you slowly trek through its massive world and uncover one of the most enjoyable detective-style stories that I’ve come to experience.
  2. Sep 20, 2022
    80
    Soulstice is first of all a technical action game a la Devil May Cry and, while not reaching the peaks of the genre, it defends itself very well and knows how to entertain. The variety of weapons and situations is discreet, but unfortunately the setting repeats itself too often, boring the player's eye. The plot is accurate even if not original or exciting, but it does its duty. If you are looking for a game that lets you have fun with controllers in hand, you have found it. It is a first step, mind you, and there is room for improvement in view of a following, but perhaps for this reason it would be worth supporting an Italian team that has something of its own to say.
  3. Sep 22, 2022
    78
    Soulstice is a pleasant surprise, in an era where the soulslike style predominates, to see a double AA production that bets on hack and slash and it works is great news for the genre. An attractive combat system, along with an outstanding graphic and artistic style, a remarkable soundtrack and a storyline that will make us want to move forward.
  4. Sep 20, 2022
    70
    Soulstice's terrible camera holds back an otherwise ambitious and inspired action game.
  5. Sep 23, 2022
    70
    Featuring combo-heavy gameplay and a dark fantasy setting, Soulstice delivers Devil May Cry-style action that's marred by some frustrating mechanics.
  6. Sep 20, 2022
    70
    Strong gameplay and an even stronger story come together to make Soulstice a good character action game, even if issues with weapons, level design, and the camera drag it down.
  7. Sep 20, 2022
    40
    Soulstice does itself no favours by borrowing heavily from Bayonetta, and then falls short of its inspiration in every area. At best this is a functional but uninspired character action game. At worst it's a poor appreciation of the genre's finer points, stacking up systems that detract from the purity of exhilarating combat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 46
  2. Negative: 21 out of 46
  1. Sep 22, 2022
    10
    Soulstice is a great tribute to the hack and slash genre with their unique twist like the dual character and the Ikaruga like red-blueSoulstice is a great tribute to the hack and slash genre with their unique twist like the dual character and the Ikaruga like red-blue mechanics. Nice story, awesome settings and characters and impressive technical quality despite it's just a AA title and the first huge game from that studio. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2022
    10
    Se volete giocare un bel titolo italiano ve lo consiglio caldamente. Ottime meccaniche di gioco,grafica molto pulita, accattivante. Non trovoSe volete giocare un bel titolo italiano ve lo consiglio caldamente. Ottime meccaniche di gioco,grafica molto pulita, accattivante. Non trovo assolutamente la camera scomoda anzi. Amo i campi larghi che ogni tanto vengono utilizzati nelle inquadrature. Mi piace come hanno caratterizzato i personaggi e il design delle protagoniste é molto bello. I boss sono particolari e niente di già visto,per lo meno non dalla sottoscritta. Sono rimasta molto colpita dalla meccanica dei cristalli. Consiglio davvero tanto! Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2022
    9
    Really Nice game for an Indie House. Need to accustom to tha cam but is similar to Resident Evils cam so nothing to worry about. Really niceReally Nice game for an Indie House. Need to accustom to tha cam but is similar to Resident Evils cam so nothing to worry about. Really nice design, really nice story, really nice soundtrack! Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2022
    5
    I would have preferred to play with free camera. Fixed camera is too much of a limitation and ruins the game
  5. Sep 26, 2022
    4
    Blank, repetitive, wavy quality.
    It's like the 100th version of the same story you usaly see in animes. Hot(?) girl gets inhuman powers to
    Blank, repetitive, wavy quality.
    It's like the 100th version of the same story you usaly see in animes. Hot(?) girl gets inhuman powers to fight universal forces of evil, also her kind is being despised by others.

    The level designs are so repetitive, I had the constant feeling of seeing the same map ower and ower again.
    Animations are like a low budget disney series.
    The characters also to be honest.
    Even Stefanie Joosten's voice is somehow irritating after a while
    Fight system is borring
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  6. Sep 22, 2022
    2
    Some people compare this game to the Devil May Cry series, however it is very far from that. The main characters are arguably the worst part.Some people compare this game to the Devil May Cry series, however it is very far from that. The main characters are arguably the worst part. They have no charisma and are written very poorly. The combat is repetitive and the graphics are merely serviceable. Sound is ok as is the enemy designs. However the game feels rushed with a some bugs. Perhaps this can be fixed with a patch. The camera is also one of the worst I've seen in an action game in recent years. Hope they can get these things fixed. Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2022
    0
    the game must be bad because desu loved it and he still playing it. this game attracted a person like desu who throw **** at people with adthe game must be bad because desu loved it and he still playing it. this game attracted a person like desu who throw **** at people with ad hominem like a kindergarten kid, digging people's life on internet because he is a no life loser, acting like his opinion is a fact and using cat images as reactions show how sucks this game is :DDD Expand

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