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Salt and Sacrifice

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Salt and Sacrifice is an impressive attempt at a 2D Soulsborne, with beautiful art and rewarding exploration. But it’s held back from some frustrating design decisions – e.g., the controls – and it struggles to feel enjoyable in today’s saturated market.
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Salt and Sacrifice is an impressive attempt at a 2D Soulsborne, with beautiful art and rewarding exploration. But it's held back from some frustrating design decisions - e.g., the controls - and it struggles to feel enjoyable in today's saturated market.

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Mitchell Saltzman (IGN)

Salt and Sacrifice is an ambitious sequel that attempts to integrate Monster Hunter mechanics into an already crowded Metroidvania/Soulslike formula. It’s not a great mix, but the strength of its core combat, customization, and refreshing co-op still make it worth at least a look.

May 10, 2022 |

Another impressive attempt at a 2D Soulsborne but a less entertaining game than Salt And Sanctuary, with some frustrating combat that doesn’t always feel entirely fair.

May 9, 2022 |
6/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
9/10
Mick Fraser (God is a Geek)

Salt and Sacrifice may not be the best Metroidvania ever made, but as a 2D distillation of the Soulslike formula, this is pure gaming alchemy.

May 9, 2022 |

Mitchell Saltzman (IGN)

7/10 - (Read Review)

Salt and Sacrifice is an ambitious sequel that attempts to integrate Monster Hunter mechanics into an already crowded Metroidvania/Soulslike formula. It’s not a great mix, but the strength of its core combat, customization, and refreshing co-op still make it worth at least a look.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

6/10 - (Read Review)

Another impressive attempt at a 2D Soulsborne but a less entertaining game than Salt And Sanctuary, with some frustrating combat that doesn’t always feel entirely fair.

Mick Fraser (God is a Geek)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Salt and Sacrifice may not be the best Metroidvania ever made, but as a 2D distillation of the Soulslike formula, this is pure gaming alchemy.

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Explore a new era and region, as well as a new role: a Marked Inquisitor. A Marked Inquisitor is a criminal condemned, yet spared the hand of justice in exchange for a lifetime of service in the unending war against Mages: twisted, irredeemable creatures of elemental malice.

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