Salt and Sanctuary

Publisher: skastudios
Developer: skastudios
Release Date (US): 2018-08-02
Type: Action RPG
Tags / Compare to: Side-scrolling, 2D
Players: 1 Player
eShop: eShop Page
Website: Official Website
Twitter / Hashtag: @skastudios
Views: 678 (6 today)
OpenCritic Score: 79.7 (Based on Switch Reviews)

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A doomed sailor is shipwrecked on an uncharted island. In fog-shrouded valleys, where grinning, mossy corpses cling to rusted arms, shambling figures begin to stir. Beneath crumbling, salt-worn structures, labyrinthine passageways lead to unspeakable evil, long forgotten by man.

Salt and Sanctuary seamlessly combines fast, brutal, and complex 2D combat with richly developed RPG mechanics. Discover, craft, and upgrade over 600 weapons, armor pieces, spells, and items as you explore a cursed realm of forgotten cities, blood-soaked dungeons, desecrated monuments, and the fallen lords they once celebrated.
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Salt and Sanctuary Review by ReallyPassionateGamer
Posted on August 8, 2018 (591 Views)


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Salt and Sanctuary Review — Worth Its Salt via DualShockers

Salt and Sanctuary takes the Souls-like formula to 2D and almost perfectly executes upon it. While it may not win points for originality, Ska Studios has done a fantastic job of transitioning the Souls style of combat into 2D while simultaneously mixing in elements of platforming and level design found in Metroidvania games. If you still haven't given one of these kinds of games a shot yet, Salt and Sanctuary is a great starting point for novices of the genre.

75
Salt and Sanctuary Review via GearNuke

It is not easy to mix and mash different genres and end up with a solid result. Salt and Sanctuary looks like a weird fusion of different games from the outside, but it actually manages to work perfectly fine and ends up creating its own sub-genre. It has a beautiful dose of side-scrolling combat mixed with metroidvania exploration and a robust character class system on top of it, offering an endless amount of fun.

80
Review: Salt and Sanctuary Brings a Dark World to the Switch – GameSpew via GameSpew

Salt and Sanctuary is dark. It's just how it is. And being honest, it's all the better for it. On the Switch's small screen though, the darkness of most of the environments coupled with the zoomed out camera makes it hard to see certain enemies and their attacks.

80
Salt and Sanctuary Review (Nintendo Switch) | We Got This Covered via We Got This Covered

This little platformer wears its influences loudly and proudly. Salt and Sanctuary is a tribute act of the finest kind, distilling the essential Dark Souls experience in 2D.

90
Salt & Sanctuary Switch Review – 2D Souls-like Shines on Switch via COGconnected

The folks at Ska Studios have crafted something stellar here, though. Despite how much the Souls series has inspired this title, it still stands on its own two feet without feeling derivative.

90


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RPGreRuns
July 31, 2018 05:18:56 PM
the artwork and movement mechanics looks really neat! I need to finish Hallow Knight before this releases.

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