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Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D platformer that draws much of its experience from Dark Souls series of games. In short, its 2D Souls. 

 

The Story

The story begins with a doomed sailor who 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.

 

Features

The 2D hardcore action RPG features over 600 unique items and is immediately appealing to players who love extensive character building, deep, stylized combat, rewarding exploration and challenging enemies as well as some awesome hand drawn artwork and environments. Initially developed as a single player experience, the game will now feature local Co-op and PvP for you and your favorite couch partner/adversary. 

 

The Verdict

This 2D conceptualization of the Soulslike genre is the perfect thing for fans of the Soulsborne games to sink their teeth into, especially while they wait for Dark Souls 3!




    • Boss Area27 Jun 2016 15:49  

      The game would be great if you knew you'll enter a Boss room... It's highly frustrating to walk into a random corridor and it's Boss time when u have 9k salt on you. At least Dark souls shows a fog wall. This is usually just surprise butt sex

      • Good Game09 Jun 2016 05:40  

        Its a good buy at... *checks store page* Holy crap I didn't realize it was actually less than $20! <br/><br/> In all seriousness it is a good game. It has all the good of the souls games. Some of the bad from them, and a little bit of it's own bad. (James why did you put in platforming if you don't like it!?!) I've actually enjoyed it more than the souls games. Though that may be because being 2D it allows for it to maintain the feeling of Dark Souls while still being accessible, and no that doesn't mean easy. It will cause you to pull out plenty of hair, but being 2D allows you to easily grasp a situation and see what you did wrong.<br/><br/> Recommendation for new players. Play a mage. You won't have to worry about ammo, and (most) bosses are a lot easier to take at range.

        • description04 Jun 2016 15:20  

          Dark Souls+2D Castelvania Games(Symphony of the Night,Order Of Ecclesia etc,etc)= Salt & Sanctuary<br/>About 15-25H to first playthrough without guides,nice skill tree,remember me to Path Of EXile<br/>Worth game,buy it and maybe we have a S&S2 :D

          • Souls clone03 Apr 2016 09:54  

            It is a pretty good souls clone, it has all the good and bad of souls games. If you want an easy playthrough, choose spell classes or gun. Strength build is pretty tanky. Dexterity build could be a bit challenging, but if you get use to roll timing, you will be fine.<br/><br/>You would be better off invest skill levels on increasing offensive stats, and don't obsess on higher class weapons. Some higher class weapons split damage among three stats, thus if you have been leveling on one or two offensive stats, you could be worst off. You don't need class 5 weapon to beat first playthrough.

            • Completion16 Mar 2016 20:50  

              Can't reply... I spent 6h. Did explore everything and died plenty... Skipped å lot of mobs once area explored when focusing bosses. Capped at lvl 30 where I killed the last boss in the castle. 5 pots, rank 1 mend 2h paladin

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