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Salt and Sanctuary

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Based on 69 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 15, 2016
Xbox OneFeb 6, 2019
PCMay 17, 2016
PlayStation Vita2016

Developer: Ska Studios

Genres: RPG, Platformer

"Salt and Sanctuary", the "fourth" game by Ska Studios, is a 2D hardcore action RPG that blends the brutal signature combat of The Dishwasher with an unforgiving world of demons and dungeons, traps and treasure, and gallows and graveyards.

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Salt and Sanctuary is a derivative Dark Souls clone - but it's a shockingly good one.

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8.6 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

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.

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If you want a 2D Dark Souls it's hard to imagine From Software doing much better than this, even if it has too few original ideas of its own.

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Mashing together the challenge of Dark Souls with the platforming and combat styling of Castlevania makes for a challenging but highly rewarding formula

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