Of the games that are said to be descendants of Dark Souls, Salt and Sanctuary is considered the game that captures the soul the most. Although shown on a 2D environment, what Salt and Sanctuary gives players is extremely perfect. The game design team took great inspiration from the “Souls” series, and provided a very challenging battle mechanism that requires high manipulation properties, must carefully watch the stamina bar, and calibrate every second. to dodge an enemy’s fatal blow.
In addition, the creation and character development of “Salt and Sanctuary” is also open-minded, does not bind players to a certain career class, and offers a wide variety of weapons, spells and styles. fight to diversify the experience. Moreover, the unique hand-drawn graphic style of the game is excellent, building a dark, dangerous worldview.
In Salt and Sanctuary, you will play as an adventurer, shipwrecked on a dangerous sea, and you must search for the missing princess. She must marry the king of the neighboring country. As you explore the island, you discover it’s full of bandits and monsters, you fight a bunch of giant bosses, and things just seem to “go the wrong way”.
Everything you see at first suddenly changes as the island begins to curve and twist. The game’s setting quickly becomes a place fraught with danger, a strange kind of terrain, clearly showing hostility. The misty streets lined with patrolling knights turned into villages filled with demonic thieves presiding over. You will clearly feel the hand of evil reaching out and trying to grab you. The game gives you a few times more anxiety than Dark Souls.
Currently, Salt and Sanctuary is releasing for free on the Epic Games Store. Those interested can download the game here.