Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
While the bosses are truly wonderful monstrosities to behold, the most frightening thing presented in Sinner is a game that's damned to live with few original ideas.
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption nails its combat but loses ground almost everywhere else. This Souls-like boss battler leans too heavily on its inspiration and has no sense of itself as a result.
Combat against all the bosses is both challenging and rewarding. There's great variation between all enemies in their look, how they fight and how you need to behave with each
While undeniably gorgeous, Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption has a certain appeal to a specific kind of gamer due to its combination of simplicity and brutality, but others will find it lacking for those exact same traits.
Pleasing and genuinely tense a large portion of its core gameplay may be — particularly when it comes to considering which abilities to sacrifice, and when more importantly to enact them — Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption falters from an otherwise lack of context and general purpose in a world that is suggestive on quick glance, but quickly reveals itself as little more than superficial decoration.
Sacrifice for Redemption offers some very interesting boss fights and introduces an innovative new concept through its "sacrifice" theme, causing you to grow weaker instead of stronger as you progress. While your character may end the game as a weaker version of himself, you'll come out as a stronger player. Only a few unfortunate technical issues hamper it becoming a true indie gem, but in the end, I have no regrets about spending time with this challenging title.
Those who'd like to try a sadistically challenging boss battler, and one that actually gets even more so after the final encounter, will have an enjoyably painful time with this, despite its many, many flaws, and the strokes that it will possibly induce. Of course, Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is not recommended to just anyone, and certainly not for those in search for a SoulsBourne fix, as this a totally different kind of deal - and that's what makes it so good.
Despite its problems, SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption remains quite entertaining, especially for fans of the Dark Souls Series, who will surely love the challenges. However, its short duration and lack of content, coupled with its price, may end up driving away those who seek more cost-effective experiences.
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Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption doesn't have the overall polish of an AAA game like Dark Souls, which is understandable since their budgets are completely different, but it is a game that has found a very unique twist to the formula to stand out among other Souls-like experiences. It's a nice game for fans of the genre, but one in which inexperienced players might feel overwhelmed.
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption has a winner card that is "creativity in upgrade system of the character " that is more like a downgrade system! in fact, if you are upgrade power of your character more and more in other games, in Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption you must choose that in which order downgrade your character to receive less harm in the game. This system made the game so deep, and beside hardcore boss fights, choosing the right tactic for sacrifice and order of the boss fights challenge you even more. Of course the game has issues like technical problems or unstable frame rate, but in the end Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is a Boss-Battler game that could satisfy all gamers that are looking for challenging games. Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is an admirable achievement for a team of only 7 people and it's worth your time.
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