Salt and Sanctuary
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Developer: Ska Studios
Content Rating: Mature
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.
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Overall, fans of Souls games and fans of difficult 2D platformers will love Salt and Sanctuary. It balances difficult but extremely rewarding gameplay, with mechanics and a story which slowly unfolds before you. Progression feels natural, and environments and bosses varied. If you’ve never played Salt and Sanctuary before I cannot recommend it higher, particularly when paired with the Vita. Salt and Sanctuary is a game which will be talked about for a long time to come.
You could call Salt and Sanctuary a 2D mashup of Dark Souls and Castlevania, and you'd be right. But such a simple pronouncement would be a disservice to the tremendous amount of thought that's gone into Salt and Sanctuary, whether it's in the graphic style that evokes horror through the style of comic strips or in the intricate web of dungeons and castles serves as it map.
Salt and Sanctuary is a hard as nails action platformer that wears its Dark Souls inspiration with pride and comes with a lot of the same caveats. Whether it's something for you depends on your taste, but those Salt and Sanctuary suits will find a very solid game to spend their time on.