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General Gaming Games like Salt and Sanctuary?

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I'm not sure why I didn't play this sooner, but I picked it up during the Winter Sale, and I'm absolutely in love. The combination of platforming and Soulslike experience is fantastic.

 

Are there any similar games you would recommend? I love the Soulslike experience, but would be ok with a platformer, as long as it still had RPG like elements.

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Shovel Knight

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Bloodstained Curse of the Moon

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Shadow Complex

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Rogue Legacy 

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Dead Cells

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Hollow Knight

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I'd have to say purely quality-wise, Hollow Knight and Hyper Light Drifter may be your best bet to get close overall. 

 

Mind you, neither are purely Souls-like but they're very clearly influenced. 

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Appreciate all the suggestions!

 

Hollow Knight and Dead Cells seem to be the ones that come up the most, but I see them described as Metroidvania. I've done some reading online, but as someone that never played Castlevania or Metroid games, what exactly makes a "Metroidvania" game? And how exactly does that differ from Salt and Sanctuary or Soulslike games?

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12 minutes ago, osxmatt said:

Appreciate all the suggestions!

 

Hollow Knight and Dead Cells seem to be the ones that come up the most, but I see them described as Metroidvania. I've done some reading online, but as someone that never played Castlevania or Metroid games, what exactly makes a "Metroidvania" game? And how exactly does that differ from Salt and Sanctuary or Soulslike games?

A "Metroidvania" type of game is defined as one where the map/world involves interconnected areas that are inaccessible until the player has acquired special items, tools, weapons or abilities.  

 

If you're looking for purely "Souls-like" games, then check out this Steam curated list or this list based on Steam tags

 

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3 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

A "Metroidvania" type of game is defined as one where the map/world involves interconnected areas that are inaccessible until the player has acquired special items, tools, weapons or abilities.  

 

If you're looking for purely "Souls-like" games, then check out this Steam curated list or this list based on Steam tags

 

 

Ah that shows how much I know! The map connectivity is one of my favorite features of Souls games.

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3 hours ago, SFLUFAN said:

A "Metroidvania" type of game is defined as one where the map/world involves interconnected areas that are inaccessible until the player has acquired special items, tools, weapons or abilities.  

 

If you're looking for purely "Souls-like" games, then check out this Steam curated list or this list based on Steam tags

 

Momodora is on that Steam list that I can also highly recommend, but its more metroidvania than it is a Souls game.

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For some reason I simply could not get into Salt and Sanctuary. I put 2 hours into it before deciding to stop playing. Maybe one day I'll go back, but the controls felt waaaaay off to me. 

 

:shrug:

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One that I would highly recommend despite it really being nothing like Souls or even a Metroidvania would be the fantastic Iconoclasts. Great 2d action adventure with a crazy ass story & tons of boss fights. Overall it was highly enjoyable despite some aggravating sections.

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On 1/11/2019 at 1:54 PM, Nokt said:

Momodora is on that Steam list that I can also highly recommend, but its more metroidvania than it is a Souls game.

 

Ah yeah. Was listening to the Bombcast I guess it's soulsy.

 

 

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