Sunday, February 19, 2012
Game of the Day - Sol Divide
You are a flying warrior in fantasy/medieval times zooming past great landscapes and huge castles. You fight warriors of many shapes, sizes and colors, and many are very difficult to defeat (they take many hits before croaking). Bosses and mini-bosses populate the levels and they are often the coolest part - flying dragons, two headed snakes, and all kinds of evil are there to take you down.
From what I have played, the slashing does much more damage to your enemies than the shooting - but, of course, it's more risky since you have to be right next to your opponent to hack them. And there are the (ever-present in these games) power-ups. You need to get magic power-ups to be able to use your magic, and weapons power-ups make you more lethal. You can also obtain more lifeforce throughout the game... Sol Divide is one of those games that you play with a life bar that goes down and then the game is over when the bar is empty (as opposed to having a certain number of lives). You can combat this by collecting all the life power-ups floating around.
It's a visual feast, but with lots of action. And the hack/slashing makes it a somewhat different game from many horz shooters. Another gem from Psikyo.