Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God

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Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God
Sorcery Saga Curse of the Great Curry God boxart.png
North American boxart
Developer(s) Compile Heart[1]
ZeroDiv[2]
Publisher(s) Microsoft Windows
Platform(s) PlayStation Vita
Microsoft Windows
Release PlayStation Vita
  • JP: 28 March 2013
  • NA: 10 December 2013
  • EU: 21 February 2014[3]
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: June 4, 2018
Genre(s) Role-playing[2]

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God[a] is a video game developed by Compile Heart for the PlayStation Vita.[4] It is based on the original Madou Monogatari released in 1989.[4] The game was announced in December 2012,[5] and was released on 28 March 2013 in Japan, 10 December 2013 in North America via Aksys Games,[6] and on 21 February 2014 in Europe via Rising Star Games.[7][8]A Microsoft Windows version, produced and published by Ghostlight, was released June 4, 2018.[9]

Gameplay[edit]

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God is a dungeon crawler video game set in a large world with a number of diverse dungeons.[10] The dungeons are automatically[10] and randomly[4] generated. The game also features various cities, which have various events.[10] Gamers who pre-order the game obtain a "bikini download code".[5][10] Aksys released the game as a standalone game, in addition to a limited edition package titled "Hot and Spicy, Everything Nicey Limited Edition". The Limited Edition copy sold in North America include a specially-designed bib, plastic spoon and plate.[11][1][5][2]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings69.20%[12]
Metacritic65/100[13]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid6/10[14]
IGN7.5/10[15]
Polygon5/10[16]
Hardcore Gamer4/5[17]
USGamer4/5 stars[18]

Bradly Hale of Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4/5, calling it "without a doubt one of the most traditional roguelikes to come out in a while."[17] Wesley Ruscher of Destructoid awarded Sorcery Saga a 6/10, summarising it as "a title that took me by surprise. It may not the best of games, but it’s far from the worst. Its lighthearted nature is hard to recommend if you're not a fan of the genre, but if you're willing to try something a little different, there’s enough delicious pleasantries served throughout to satisfy anyone's dungeon-crawling cravings."[14]

IGN's Meghan Sullivan rated the game 7.5/10, stating "Although Sorcery Saga’s roguelike elements and minor glitches made me feel incredibly frustrated at times, I still enjoyed the story and characters enough to power through its multileveled dungeons just to see what happened once the credits rolled. If you’re looking to expand your gaming palette, Sorcery Saga is a tasty little morsel for the Vita that offers both plenty of challenges and lots of laughs" and that "If you've never played a roguelike RPG, Sorcery Saga is a nice, bite-sized entry point into the genre."[15]

Danielle Riendeau of Polygon was more critical of the game, criticising the "tedious mechanics, arbitrary deaths and disturbing, off-putting writing", and saying "Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God treated me like a bad pet, whacking my nose with a newspaper without ever showing me what I did wrong. I like difficult games, but it was impossible to feel like I was progressing", scoring Sorcery Saga 5/10.[16] US Gamer's Cassandra Khaw gave Sorcery Saga a positive review, claiming "Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God is excellent albeit not terribly inspired. It keeps to traditional motifs, eschewing more grandiose ideas in favour of a more familiar flavor" and rewarding it four stars out of five.[18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Known in Japan as Sei Madou Monogatari (聖魔導物語, Sei Madō Monogatari, Story of Holy Sorcery)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baltimore, Crystal. "St. Madou Monogatari Game Information and Screenshots". Operation Rainfall. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Spencer. "Class Of Heroes Developer ZeroDiv Is Making Vita Games". SiliconEra. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Hits PS Vita December 10". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Gifford, Kevin. "Hyperdimension Neptunia makers announce dungeon RPG with retro-game roots". Polygon. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Spencer. "7th Dragon Artist Working On Vita Dungeon RPG With Compile Heart". SiliconEra. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Spec", from Official Site
  7. ^ "Gamershell, Oct 28th: Sorcery Saga Curse of the Great Curry God coming to Europe via Rising Star Games". 
  8. ^ Romano, Sal (6 June 2013). "Sorcery Saga coming west in early 2014". Gematsu. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God for PC launches June 4 - Gematsu". Gematsu. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-07-12. 
  10. ^ a b c d Romano, Sal. "Sei Madou Monogatari announced for PS Vita". Gematsu. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  11. ^ 2013-09-25, Sorcery Saga Will Probably Be The Only Vita Game Sold With A Spoon And A Bib, Siliconera
  12. ^ "Sorcery Saga: The Curse of the Great Curry God". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sorcery Saga: The Curse of the Great Curry God Critic Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Ruscher, Wesley (2 February 2014). "Review: Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God". Destructoid. Destructoid. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b Sullivan, Meghan (8 January 2014). "Review: Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God". IGN. IGN. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b Riendau, Danielle (23 January 2014). "Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God review: heartburn". Polygon. Polygon. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Hale, Bradly (12 December 2013). "Review: Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God". Hardcore Gamer. Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  18. ^ a b Khaw, Cassandra (10 January 2014). "Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God PS Vita Review: Deliciously Fun". US Gamer. US Gamer. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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External links[edit]

  • ^ "Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God for PC launches June 4 - Gematsu". Gematsu. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-07-12.