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Salt and Sanctuary

June 28, 2016, Author: James Sheppard

As with any entertainment media, the video game industry is endlessly derivative. From the platformers which tried to ape the success of Super Mario through to the post-Modern Warfare first-person shooter genre, imitation and inspiration is evident off the back of any popular franchise.

Just like Terraria liberally borrowed from the monolithic Minecraft whilst dropping a dimension, then, it’s no surprise that a ‘Dark Souls, but in 2D’ would rear its ominous head sooner or later. Salt and Sanctuary is the inevitable conclusion, developed by a mere two-person outfit called Ska Studios.

Unlike many past imitators, however, Salt and Sanctuary not only reaches a level of quality somewhere near the same league of its inspiration but is also a worthwhile experience in its own right.