Soulstice Reviews

Soulstice is ranked in the 44th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
GBAtemp
GoldenBullet
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2022

Soulstice does a good job entering the genre from a AA studio but there is some polish that is needed to make it stand out. Regardless, DMC, Bayonetta, or Nier fans can expect a fun time.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
56 / 100
Sep 23, 2022

A meaty action game let down by a persistently rubbish camera and a lack of variation in its stages.

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IGN
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

Soulstice is a competent action game with creative monsters, but they're doomed to live in a bland setting with tedious level design.

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Sep 20, 2022

"Opening and closing fields to match the thing you're trying to kill has all the fussiness of a game of Simon Says – in that nothing you do counts unless you've remembered to hit the right button first"

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67 / 100
Sep 20, 2022

A solid game with good intentions, but that falls far short of the greats of the genre. As an appetizer it's fine, but hack and slash lovers probably prefer to wait for Bayonetta 3... or back to Devil May Cry 5.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

A great hack 'n' slash that can stand proudly near the sacred monsters of the genre.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice is a textbook hack & slash that shows a lack of risk and attachment to certain design patterns that do more good than harm. Its combat system, interesting at base, is displaced by a plot and a progression system that have more prominence than they should. However, if you are missing more battles in your videoludic day to day, its proposal will give you the dopamine demanded through its best confrontations.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice is a competent hack and slasher with a solid core concept and an interesting world history that remains somewhat under-explored.

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85 / 100
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice does an exceptional job of keeping the player engaged throughout its entirety. The amount of content just within the combat is jaw-dropping, so much so that it feels like Reply Game Studios aren't saving anything for a sequel. There's a lot to discover (and a lot to master) as you slowly trek through its massive world and uncover one of the most enjoyable detective-style stories that I've come to experience.

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Sep 23, 2022

Soulstice is filled with fast and furious combat that will please fans and newcomers to the genre. It doesn't really innovate the genre but the developers put a nice twist on existing mechanics. Other than a few issues with the camera, Soulstice is a solid title that maybe plays it a bit too safe.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2022

Soulstice is a solid outing that I wanted to love and recommend more. It borrows heavily from games like Bayonetta and Devil May Cry without fully capturing what makes those titles so special. Still for a fairly new developer taking a stab at the genre it is filled with promise and in an era where games are supported I hope a patch can sort out of some the minor issues over time. I had fun with the game and hope they continue to improve on their craft. I am always down for character action games and if you are like me and miss the days when these were a dime a dozen, Soulstice is likely right up your alley.

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7 / 10
Sep 20, 2022

Strong gameplay and an even stronger story come together to make Soulstice a good character action game, even if issues with weapons, level design, and the camera drag it down.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Combining a well-realized dark fantasy setting inspired by Claymore and Berserk and an engaging story with solid action gameplay inspired by some of the best character action games, Soulstice is a competent action title. Unfortunately, issues like the horrible camera and the mediocre handling of color-coded enemies and mechanics impact the experience, preventing it from being the great character action game it had the potential to be.

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72 / 100
Sep 20, 2022

It’s nice to play an action game more influenced by Devil May Cry than Dark Souls for a change. Soulstice makes a good case for its combat and its synthesis of two characters with distinct fighting styles. The characters themselves aren’t particularly interesting or sympathetic, and their quips and asides grow annoying. The game’s fixed camera and how it hamstrings enjoyable platforming and exploration are most troubling. Soulstice isn’t as entertaining or polished as the games from which it draws inspiration, but it’s worth checking out for gamers growing tired of the Soulsborne template.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice etches its own namesake in the hack n' slash genre. While it lacks the same level of combat depth and demand, it focuses more on narrative quality, accessibility, and presentation to reach success.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice turned out to be a good stylish action game, with a solid combat system embellished with good ideas, able to tell its excellent protagonists, Briar and Lute, both through the battle and with the cutscenes. The story of Ilden's veil torn above the sky is intriguing, with beautiful twists and a well-studied mythology, it is therefore a pity that the setting is not able to sustain this charm, despite the very good basic technique, trapped in a artistic direction that is often too generic and redundant.

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7.4 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice is a solid, albeit unnecessarily dragged out, hack-and-slash action role playing game that features a great cast of characters and an engaging narrative. There's a ton of replayability and a high skill ceiling to achieve, but the lack of variety in gameplay elements and wonky camera angles keep it from being truly amazing.

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Generación Xbox
Juan Jesús
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice is a classic hack'n slash, a solid technical section with some bugs, a frantic and dynamic combat and an interesting story. But with an excessive duration.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

Despite their inexperience with the stylish action genre, the guys at Reply Game Studio have developed a multifaceted and innovative combat system, which exploits in a very ingenious way the different resources of Briar and Lute.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
Sep 19, 2022
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