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Author:   Twin_Master
Date:   May 09, 12 at 5:40am (PST)
Subject:   Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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Possible Soul series (Demon's Souls, Dark Souls) game for the VITA? I *bleep*ing hope so! Either way, looks like it'll be a quality addition to the VITA lineup which is SORELY needed!




Author:   Wakaman
Date:   May 09, 12 at 4:46pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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Holy shit!
I hope it is because with Monster Hunter being obsolete(for now) on Sony this might just be what the handheld console was needing. The Souls games are amazing so this game shouldn't disappoint.

Consider me hyped.



Author:   SpartanNinja
Date:   Aug 12, 12 at 8:03pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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It is not a 'souls' game at all but it is somewhat similar. I can't wait for the inevitable "I'm sorry for sacrificing you" thread.



Author:   Machienzo
Date:   Aug 19, 12 at 5:56pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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From the name and style of the trailer, it does seem like they're trying to emulate the Souls series. The fact that it isn't truely part of the series turn it from a must-buy to a won't touch title. Also, I saw another trailer, and it's a lot more ridiculous than Demon and Dark Souls. That is, it's more hack-n-slash with a cluster*bleep* of elements.



Author:   Vicarious
Date:   Aug 19, 12 at 6:08pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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You never know Machienzo this could still be really good. How come it instantly turns into a won't touch title?



Author:   SpartanNinja
Date:   Aug 19, 12 at 6:34pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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Yeah from what I'm seeing its almost an instant buy because of just the uniqueness of the world and gameplay.



Author:   Machienzo
Date:   Aug 19, 12 at 7:17pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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quote The Pursuit
You never know Machienzo this could still be really good. How come it instantly turns into a won't touch title?
Well, it looks a little ridiculous to me. I know you take that with a grain of salt when you compare it to Dark Souls (which I love), but I'm not a big fan of most Japan games; particularly their extreme fast-paced violence, an overload of magical elements, over-sexualisation (especially of the young) and other tropes that the Japanese seem to gobble up. Dark Souls felt somewhat different; grungier, a little slower and more mature in it's presentation. That's my opinion personally. I don't mean to offend anyone with this.



Author:   Vicarious
Date:   Aug 19, 12 at 7:56pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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Oh you didn't offend me at all, just a bit curious.

It can be ridiculous sometimes but as long as it is fun I don't mind.




Author:   Wakaman
Date:   Aug 19, 12 at 8:25pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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I dunno exactly how fast-paced this game will be, seems more along the Dragon's Dogma type of lines from what I saw. Considering that the more you sacrifice, the more power you gain, this could involve a fair bit of tactic. The magic part I'll admit was a bit much.

I personally liked the combat.




Author:   SpartanNinja
Date:   Aug 20, 12 at 10:40am (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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I don't think the combat is fast so much as over the top. I mean its slow enough that you can devise a strategy and put it to work and all that. Its just everything you sacrifice gives you a ridiculous over the top power. For example ripping out your spine is just crazy but probably a last resort weapon that will the enemy but is guaranteed to kill you, presumably your allies or you yourself can in turn sacrifice a part of themselves to revive you or just leave you for dead and take all the loot.



Author:   Wakaman
Date:   Aug 20, 12 at 11:06am (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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quote SpartanNinja
I don't think the combat is fast so much as over the top. I mean its slow enough that you can devise a strategy and put it to work and all that. Its just everything you sacrifice gives you a ridiculous over the top power. For example ripping out your spine is just crazy but probably a last resort weapon that will the enemy but is guaranteed to kill you, presumably your allies or you yourself can in turn sacrifice a part of themselves to revive you or just leave you for dead and take all the loot.
Yeah from what I've seen/read, ripping out your spine is pretty much the ultimate sacrifice. I wonder if you use that technique if you'll be totally consumed by whatever was turning that guy in the trailer into a monster. I also wonder if it's immediate game over.

To be fair it's nowhere near over the top as Devil May Cry or God of War, it's just some of the magic looks a bit too much, though some might have good use like that rockwall.

As for the loot, you'll probably recieve something if you killed/sacrificed yourself to help them. I'd probably not revive them if it was possible though.




Author:   SpartanNinja
Date:   Aug 20, 12 at 12:11pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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quote Wakaman
I'd probably not revive them if it was possible though.
Well aren't you just nice.
quote Wakaman
As for the loot, you'll probably recieve something if you killed/sacrificed yourself to help them.
From what I have seen you actually get absolutely nothing and another thing the developer is tossing around is that death via being completely consumed by overuse of powers and by sacrificing yourself is permadeath, just to drive home the overall motif of sacrifice. Although he was deciding against it cause theres nothing like getting to the last boss and permanently dying. I don't l know where saves will come into place...




Author:   Wakaman
Date:   Aug 20, 12 at 1:05pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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quote SpartanNinja
quote Wakaman
I'd probably not revive them if it was possible though.
Well aren't you just nice.
Hey, more stuff for me.

quote SpartanNinja
quote Wakaman
As for the loot, you'll probably recieve something if you killed/sacrificed yourself to help them.
From what I have seen you actually get absolutely nothing and another thing the developer is tossing around is that death via being completely consumed by overuse of powers and by sacrificing yourself is permadeath, just to drive home the overall motif of sacrifice. Although he was deciding against it cause theres nothing like getting to the last boss and permanently dying. I don't l know where saves will come into place...

I actually like the idea of permadeath, makes you actually think about what and where to start going equivalent exchange for power all over the place.



Author:   DedValve
Date:   Aug 20, 12 at 4:19pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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Perma death could be handled quite well if they follow the DayZ and ZombiU model of restarting nearby as a completely different character with reset skills (either down back to zero or something like you lose 5 levels assuming it uses the classic leveling up system).

It would definitely make you think twice before going all out on a boss creature.




Author:   SpartanNinja
Date:   Aug 20, 12 at 4:37pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Soul Sacrifice Teaser for VITA!
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quote Ded Valve
It would definitely make you think twice before going all out on a boss creature.
I definitely agree with what your saying but I have a strong spidey-sense thing going that there are going to be some practically impossible bosses to beat without someone of your merry band of 4 sacrificing themselves but we will see. But as far as I can tell there are virtually no rewards for the one sacrficed whether voluntary or not and with possible permadeath looming you better trust your buddies not to vote you off the island so to speak.



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