Souldiers Review (Steam)

Our Souldiers Review has us Fighting for our freedom in a sprawling fantasy world caught between the living and the fallen. Hone your skills in a retro epic featuring puzzle platforming, Metroidvania exploration, and crunchy souls like combat.

Souldiers Review Pros:

  • Beautiful pixel art graphics.
  • 912.64MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Metroidvania meets Soulslike gameplay.
  • 2D perspective.
  • Set controller profile – 360, PS4, generic, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X, and NSW controller.
  • Beautiful cartoon cutscenes and opening movie.
  • Graphics – brightness slider and v-sync.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and the controller.
  • Six save slots.
  • Three difficulties – explorer, soldier, and warrior.
  • You can change difficulty when in-game.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Three classes to play – Archer, Caster, and Scout. Each has unique stats and features.
  • Fully animated backdrops and foreground.
  • Cutesy animations.
  • Breakable objects within the environment.
  • Tutorial signs as you play.
  • Has a Ghost n Goblins vibe to it.
  • Hack and slash combat.
  • Each character really does change how you play the game and deal with fights.
  • Handy shortcuts for items on the d-pad.
  • Stamina/MP bar for speels and blocking.
  • Rolling/dodging can be done through enemies without taking damage.
  • Shrines can be activated and act as a checkpoint, interact with them to save or fast travel between them.
  • The map fills in as you explore.
  • The main quest moves the story along whereas the optional side quests give rewards.
  • Grab ledges and hold on or pull yourself up.
  • Earn EXP and level up to get small stats to increase and a mastery point.
  • Level ups grant mastery points to put into the skill tree and unlock new skills and abilities.
  • Bestiary fills in as you encounter people and monsters.
  • Glossary and tutorial to brush up on anything.
  • Has good pacing in terms of unlocks and progression.
  • Lacrima fragments can be found and every four will increase your health bar.

Souldiers Review Cons:

  • Long initial load time.
  • Achievements can be disabled with certain settings.
  • No voicework with characters in the game.
  • Some of the in-game cutscenes cannot be skipped or fast-forwarded.
  • Ever so slight hitches as you play.

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Official website.

Developer: Retro Forge

Publisher: Dear Villagers

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!