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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: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 19, 2022
    85
    Soulstice came out of nowhere for me and it is fantastic. Its mix of brilliant combat, an intriguing plot, great music, and occasionally gorgeous graphics had me hooked instantly. This could be the beginning of a great series and one excellent title you do not want to miss.
  2. Sep 20, 2022
    80
    Soulstice combines a fascinating setting, two well-characterized protagonists, an engaging storyline and a gameplay that, albeit with a few smears, is capable of providing many hours of fun. It's not a perfect game, with the troublesome camera handling as its major flaw, but it's still a game that every lover of third-person action games should consider.
  3. Sep 20, 2022
    78
    Soulstice is a good game that is marred by the occasional glitch, but it certainly offers a really fun gameplay experience. Despite asking for a greater variety of combos, it manages to offer a really fantastic hack & slash experience, something difficult to find outside the exponents of the genre.
  4. Sep 20, 2022
    70
    Despite their inexperience with the stylish action genre, the Reply Game Studio guys have developed a multifaceted and innovative combat system, which uses the different resources of Briar and Lute in a very ingenious way. On the flip side, the excessive chaos that arose during the battles, combined with a camera that we believe to be almost entirely redesigned, too often penalizes the reading of the action, complicating even the simplest challenges. Hoping that the Italian studio will roll up its sleeves to at least partially remedy the shortcomings of the product, we recommend its purchase to fans of heart-pounding clashes.
  5. Sep 23, 2022
    70
    With Soulstice, the developers at Reply Game Studios have probably created their most ambitious game. Nervous beat'em up set in a universe reminiscent of the Claymore manga, it plays on the duality of force fields (evocation, banishment) and a mix of exploration, puzzles and action for lovers of the genre. Unfortunately, the lack of means is felt over the length and we very often complain about a badly adjusted camera and obvious technical problems (slowdowns, excessive copy-paste, textures from another time, etc.). Not to mention this permanent juggling at the level of the side keys of the controller. In the end, Soulstice is a game far from being uninteresting, but which is reserved for fans of the genre and amateurs of scoring.
  6. Sep 20, 2022
    67
    A solid game with good intentions, but a far cry from the biggest games in the genre. As an appetizer is ok, but the most hardcore hack and slash fans will probably prefer to wait for Bayonetta 3... or boot up Devil May Cry 5 one more time.
  7. Oct 5, 2022
    60
    The developers of Soulstice are clearly overflowing with ideas - but they should ask themselves whether all of them are good. The fights could use some trimming of annoying features, the game as a whole tends to slip into boredom and predictability. Maybe next time!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Sep 23, 2022
    10
    Personaggi ed ambientazioni ottimamente caratterizzati così come la storia che saprà conquistarvi. Gameplay divertente e solido con l'unicaPersonaggi ed ambientazioni ottimamente caratterizzati così come la storia che saprà conquistarvi. Gameplay divertente e solido con l'unica pecca delle inquadrature che a volte possono causare problemi. Stile anime spettacolare. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2022
    10
    People complaining about camera should stop playing hack n slash and go for casual puzzle games. Soulstice is super fun and reminds me of DMC.People complaining about camera should stop playing hack n slash and go for casual puzzle games. Soulstice is super fun and reminds me of DMC. Visuals are stunning and audio's lit af Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2022
    10
    A very solid entry in the hack and slash arena. Gorgeous character design, tense combat, and a great story to boot. Soulstice also features aA very solid entry in the hack and slash arena. Gorgeous character design, tense combat, and a great story to boot. Soulstice also features a really cool dual-character mechanic with a fairly robust skill tree for one of the characters with no respec penalties, which is pretty nice when it comes to combat experimentation. Fans of the genre will not want to pass this up! Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2022
    5
    Ich kann nicht verstehen, warum sie sich entschieden haben, die Kamera festzuhalten! Diese Entscheidung zerstörte die ganze Schönheit diesesIch kann nicht verstehen, warum sie sich entschieden haben, die Kamera festzuhalten! Diese Entscheidung zerstörte die ganze Schönheit dieses Spiels. Sie können nur auf dem Bildschirm sehen, was diese dumme Kamera entscheidet! Sie verpassen schöne Details, Sie verpassen auch sehr häufig Beute wegen dieser albernen Kamera. Andere Dinge sind gut: Kampfstil, Grafik, Sounds, Gameplay. Aber dieses Kameraproblem macht meine Bewertung mit 2 Punkten niedrig Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2022
    3
    La caméra fixe a beaucoup gâché l'expérience de jeu. Non seulement cela rend très difficile l'exploration des scénarios de jeu, mais cela vousLa caméra fixe a beaucoup gâché l'expérience de jeu. Non seulement cela rend très difficile l'exploration des scénarios de jeu, mais cela vous fera gravement mal à la tête. Vraiment dommage qu'ils ne s'en soient pas rendu compte avant de sortir le jeu Expand
  6. Sep 22, 2022
    2
    it's just a flat imitation of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry with no soul, nothing new to the table, flat narration, messy combats and especiallyit's just a flat imitation of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry with no soul, nothing new to the table, flat narration, messy combats and especially poor fixed camera choice Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2022
    0
    The year is 2022 and the crappy fixed camera system doesn't suit this game at all. I condemn the company for choosing such a promising game asThe year is 2022 and the crappy fixed camera system doesn't suit this game at all. I condemn the company for choosing such a promising game as stupidly camera pain Expand

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