Reviving the fiery essence of the iconic fighting game series, Soulcalibur, GameSprite introduces “My Soul” – a browser MMOARPG that weaves intricate combat mechanics with a diverse array of game modes. But does this game successfully capture the heart and spirit of its inspiration? Let’s delve in.
- Developer: GameSprite
- Publisher: GameSprite
- Release Date: 2018
- Platforms: Web Browser
- Genre: MMOARPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Action Role-Playing Game)
Upon entering the universe of My Soul, fans of the Soulcalibur series will instantly recognize the legendary characters like Isabella Ivy Valentine, Tira, Siegfried, and Nightmare. These heroes, coupled with the familiar locales and lore, make for a nostalgic journey.
The core gameplay closely mirrors traditional hack-and-slash mechanics, where players will immerse themselves in vibrant battles against vast enemy hordes, expertly deploying their hero’s abilities. For those preferring a more relaxed approach, there’s the Auto Battle feature, allowing your squad to autonomously explore and combat.
A standout feature of My Soul is its mercenary system. It empowers players to recruit iconic heroes, each bringing a unique set of skills and aesthetics. These AI-driven mercenaries evolve, growing in power, honing their talents, and even undergoing visual upgrades with each level progression. To aid in traversal, players can acquire mounts that not only bolster movement speed but also grant various in-game bonuses.
Strategizing begins even before the battle commences. Players can form a team comprising AI heroes or real-world players. My Soul extends a vast array of multiplayer PvE and PvP modes, including dungeons, arenas, races, and imposing world bosses. Each mode carries its entry criteria, adding a layer of strategy on where and when to engage.
However, My Soul’s decision to make gameplay predominantly automatic raises eyebrows, especially concerning the PvP scenarios. While the auto-battle system operates efficiently, using optimal strategies, its indiscriminate engagement mechanism can sometimes lead to unnecessary defeats, impacting player rankings. For competitive players, manual oversight is essential.
The game also places a considerable emphasis on its social features. Whether it’s adding friends, forming clans, or even partaking in in-game marriages, My Soul creates an environment fostering interaction. Each feature, especially clan formations, introduces exclusive benefits, further enriching the gameplay experience.
Beyond combat and social interactions, My Soul offers extensive character customization options, from transformation shards for pet appearances to crafting splendid fashion pieces. A unique feature, the cape system, is an emblem of a player’s level and skill. Yet, some of the most enticing items are tucked away behind a paywall in the game’s cash shop.
“My Soul” succeeds in merging the world of Soulcalibur with MMORPG elements, offering players a rich tapestry of battles, strategies, and social interactions. While its auto-battle system might not sit well with all, its array of features, coupled with the nostalgia of Soulcalibur, makes it an engaging experience.