If you don't know already, there is an Odinsphere demo available on PS4 right now and it lets you play through a couple of small stages and two boss fights with 5 different characters and it looks amazing and all the different classes are different enough to make multiple playthroughs worth while. If you missed out on the beautiful 2D game on PS2, here is a chance to play it in full glory. The demo is short but fun.
This game really got me hooked right away. I was surprised at the way it captured the rythm and flow of combat, giving attacks a little resistance and kickback just like the weighty weapons in 3D Souls. The atmosphere is fantastic. The music is very gloomy and atmospheric. Again, a plus. The boss fights are a real bitch. There are different weapon builds. There are NPCs. It's great! What I appreciate about the game is that it lets me use a shield at least. I couldnt really do that in Bloodborne, but thats a different game, yet I feel like Salt&Sanctuary is very much a sequel or prequel that could fit in between big Souls games just like they try to do with 2D Arkham Batman and 2D Assassins Creed. Oh, and the game encourages exploration and each new discovered area has new tricky and strange enemies to mix things up and keep everything fresh all the time. It's very good! GOTY candidate perhaps?
I'm actually pretty happy about this. I enjoyed what I played of STO on PC when it first came out and there is loads of content added over the years, so I'd be interested in popping in again and going through it all. I just get tired of unloading and reloading the game onto my PC all the time. It is supposed to be F2P and coming this Fall.
I don't think I've ever gone this long without posting a blog or anything. I haven't really been playing or watching much television lately. The only game I really put a lot of hours into was 'Witch and the Hundred Knight' which is an anime Diablo clone on PS4. Its pretty colorful, but grindy as fuck. There's a demo out on PSN, but honestly its the type of game that gets better after tons of hours played since you are more powered up and have different abilities to use. The story is quite dark, considering the art style. It looks like a Disgaea game, but the main character is really foul mouthed and cruel. Pretty dark stuff. I was a little shocked by the subject matter actually.