Salt and Sanctuary
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About this game
Developer: Ska Studios
Content Rating: Mature
A doomed sailor is shipwrecked on an uncharted island. In fog-shrouded valleys, 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.
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It would be all too easy to compare this to the Souls series, but in truth, Salt and Sanctuary deserves a spotlight entirely of its own. It’s a dark and twisted journey that constantly relays a remarkable amount of depth, variety, innovation, and detail. Its greatest achievement, however, is not that of its outstanding structure, but its ability to frequently entice its players, despite how often it screws them over. This, is a punishing must have.
Salt and Sanctuary isn’t just recommended to fans of Dark Souls. It’s a game that anyone who likes a well-crafted and challenging should experience. The developers have masterfully crafted a title that clearly borrows elements from other games while still managing to retain such a strong personality of its own. I had some issues with its art style and technical performance, but I still fully recommend Salt and Sanctuary. Being salty has never been this fun.
For a game that is a couple years old and just now appearing on Xbox this is surprising, but other than that the game plays great. Controls are precise and you always feel in control of your character. If you’re looking for a “Souls-Like” Metroidvania, look no further. This is a brutally challenging game so keep that in mind if you choose to take it for a spin.