Summary: PlayStation Vita owners know a lot about compromise. One has to wait an excruciatingly long time between remarkable, must-have releases, but when those releases come, many would agree the wait was worth it. It's fitting then, that the latest must-have is all about compromise. Soul Sacrifice asks the player exactly how much they're willing to give up in exchange for raw power -- a question the PS Vita itself embodies so well.
Excerpt: As soon as I saw the first footage of Soul Sacrifice , my eyes lit up. A Monster Hunter -like, with a Dark Souls vibe, created by the legendary Keiji Inafune? On paper, it sounded like one of the best ideas of all time.
Review: Surrender all your free time to Soul Sacrifice
11 May 2013
Excerpt: Last week, we gave our initial impressions of Soul Sacrifice , the Monster Hunter -esque game for the PS Vita, and we were hopeful that the game might even warrant a Vita purchase if you've been holding off thus far. After putting in dozens of hours into Soul Sacrifice , I can, with full confidence, confirm that this is the case here.
Excerpt: Keiji Inafune is a hero of mine. Why? Come on, dude created Mega Man ! His controversial comments regarding the state of Japanese game development resonate with me on a base level. I love games with Eastern sensibilities as much as the next gamer, but I'd like to think I'm not the only one who can recognize that Final Fantasy 's best days are far, far behind it.
Preview: Soul Sacrifice suggests it might be time to buy a Vita
8 May 2013
Excerpt: One consistent criticism of the Monster Hunter series is its initial learning curve. I’ve never personally played the series, but I’ve heard again and again that it isn’t exactly approachable. Even our overwhelmingly positive review of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate expressed initial hesitations. These games and this genre simply seem to be for a particular audience, making it easy for me to keep my distance. That’s why Soul Sacrifice has been such a pleasant surprise.