Soul Sacrifice feels like a game designed by somebody in a bad mood. This exclusive for Sony’s handheld is all about using your own pain—or the agony of others—for power. Grim? Sure. But, it’s also the best reason I’ve had in months to keep my Vita charged and in my bag.
So, the bad mood thing: it’s the most logical conclusion I’ve been able to come to while playing this exclusive for Sony’s handheld. Soul Sacrifice feels like the design of a person annoyed at all the political correctness and hypocrisy that runs through the modern age. That person is most likely Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, since the game is the product of his Comcept design studio. "People will prey on each other if they can get away with it," I can picture him saying. "I will make a game that revels in that truth." For something premised on such a nihilistic view on human nature, Soul Sacrifice feels damn good.