Having played both, I think they're different experiences.
In the same way that I feel like "Soulslike" is overused, I think the Metroidvania label gets thrown around way too much. Salt and Sanctuary has Metroidvania elements, but you honestly wouldn't feel it much while playing.
Salt and Sanctuary is a Soulslike, first and foremost, and that's where the main draw is to me.
But then again, some folks these days call Dark Souls a Metroidvania too. It always felt like it borrowed more from Rogue to me but try telling that to certain folks on Reddit...
Last edited by StyleTime on Nov 28th, 2021 at 07:51 PM
Thinking about grabbing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. 30% off right now. I think it's silly that it's Switch only, but I have a Switch so I guess it doesn't affect me much.
And Contra: Rogue Corps is on sale for 90% off. I might grab it. It seems it diverges massively from previous Contra titles though, which is partially why it was poorly received. Still seems like it could be fun enough of you treat it like it a different series. I played the demo and it seemed like it could be a good time, especially with friends.
Last edited by StyleTime on Nov 30th, 2021 at 09:55 PM
PC version of Contra has negative reviews of a bad port.
Might be a good time to pick up Shovel Knight Treasure Trove at 21 dollars. I paid about 20 when I got it.
Still not sure if a Steam reviewer is right about YCG being ripoff artists though. Essentially they jacked up the price from 15 dollars for new dlc, except that dlc was already paid for by stretch goals. Which means they were double dipping.
The complainer was a backer, who got the game already and some other perks, so he had nothing to gain, he was genuinely upset future gamers had to pay more for no good reason than initial buyers did.
But I already bought the game and enjoy the heck out of it, and it really is worth the asking price on the current sale, so your call.
Oh and Vampyr is todays Epic Games 24 hour giveaway.
Will probably give it a whirl later if I don't get caught up in Remnant From the Ashes (Don't know why everyone says this is too easy, I must have died six times now in the first campaign dungeon alone. Darned sword elite and flash mobs)