Review Roundup For Salt And Sacrifice


Salt and Sacrifice, the sequel to acclaimed 2016 indie Souls-like Salt and Sanctuary, launched this week for the PC, PS4, and PS5, and opinions are beginning to pop out. Salt and Sacrifice keeps most of the identical options as its predecessor, that includes hand-drawn visuals and side-scrolling motion, in addition to including new parts like a brand new multiplayer hub house.

Early opinions are blended to certain, with many reviewers announcing the sequel sadly does not are living as much as the promise of its predecessor. Salt and Sacrifice these days sports activities an aggregated ranking of 73 on GameSpot sister web site Metacritic, whilst the unique Salt and Sanctuary has a “normally favorable” ranking of 84. Here is what critics are announcing in regards to the sequel.

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  • Sport: Salt And Sacrifice
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5
  • Developer: Ska Studios
  • Free up Date: March 10
  • Value: $20

TheGamer – 4.5/5

“It can't be understated how compelling this sport feels. It takes all of the very best issues from its inspirations and blends them in combination in some way that works. It is a sport with the struggle of a Soulslike, the gameplay loop of a Monster Hunter, and the exploration of a Metroidvania, all set in opposition to a wonderful backdrop – conflicting flavours that come in combination to shape a scrumptious revel in. It is more than the sum of its portions, and it is a sport I gained’t be striking down for a long time.” — Ryan Thomas Bamsey [Full review]

Twinfinite – 4/5

“Whilst Salt and Sacrifice does convey a couple of new issues to the desk, for higher or for worse, it is nonetheless in large part the similar 2D side-scrolling RPG revel in that we’ve performed all the ones years in the past.” — Zhiquing Wan [Full review]

Display Rant – 3/5

“Salt & Sacrifice has the possible to be a perfect sport, however it badly wishes balancing fixes to permit it to are living as much as its possible, particularly in regard to its struggle machine. A couple of tweaks to the stamina meter, the dodge roll and blockading mechanics, and the enemy assault patterns would do wonders for the sport, as would a approach to skip the chasing sequences and leap immediately to the Mage bosses. Because it stands, Salt & Sacrifice is a sport stuffed with irritating moments that lavatory down the remainder of the revel in.” — Scott Baird [Full review]

WellPlayed – 6.5/10

“I am a little bit disenchanted in Salt and Sacrifice. It is in no way a foul sport, however it makes a large number of adjustments that take away the allure and middle of the unique, favouring extra standardised mechanics as a substitute. Probably the most extra egregious design alternatives is indisputably the brand new hunt machine for named and anonymous mages, which creates an arbitrary development block and breaks the waft of the sport. I’m no longer certain what took place between this sport and its predecessor, however the sleek figuring out of Metroidavanias as a complete is misplaced on this sport, and what stays isn't as compelling as the unique.” — Jordan Garcia [Full review]

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