Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
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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.
The difficulty can put a lot of people of but it can also attract people who really want to be challenged and although this might not be as difficult as the original souls games it is certainly up there.
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.
A confusing clash of ideologies and design choices is what ruins this games potential, turning it into one of the more boring and aggravating Dark Souls clones out there.
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.
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is a hellish ordeal that proves that patience is a virtue, as the game will test your persistence throughout this quest for atonement. Fans of Dark Souls or the structure of the early Mega Man titles will find a lot to enjoy with this Nintendo eShop release; however, the challenge may prove to be too much for those looking for a more casual affair.
Unfortunately, it is let down by some of the design choices and difficulty that will you feeling unfulfilled. There will be some who love this game despite this, but it crosses over the line from challenging to unfair and sets up shop there. It is hard to recommend a game that doesn't even feel like it wants to be played.
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is a bonafide boss rush buffet with an inventive twist, though its aesthetic presentation quickly grows dull.
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.