Sword of Sodan

Title           Sword of Sodan
Game Type	General Action
Players		1
Compatibility	All (degrade for AGA)
Company		Discovery
HD Installable  Patch available
Submission	Chris Vella cvella@specdata.com Profiled Reviewer

   I remember seeing a demo of this game in the software store and being
amazed. At the time I only had the C64 and seeing this demo made me want to
buy an Amiga, but that was 10 years ago. 10 years ago this game was ahead of
its time but, it has very much dated.

   The game is a slash/hack'em up where you control either a man or woman
warrior who must kill all the enemies that you come across. The sprites in the
game are huge, probably the biggest even now for an Amiga game. The screen
scrolls as you move from left to right and jerkily at that. The graphics are
very nice and the sound effects are very good, there is even sampled speech.
There is some gore to the game, blood squirts out of enemies and you can even
behead a certain enemy. When you kill an enemy they may drop either a shield
or a zapper. You can collect these and use them when your shield gets low or
if you need help with a particularly tough opponent. The game plays slow and
there are not a lot of enemies but some are tough to kill and will take quite a
few hacks from your sword.

In conclusion, there is not much to say about the game. It's standard hack n
slash but with nice big graphics. 10 years ago you would drooling if you saw
this game but now it has severely dated. If you can get this for a cheap price
do it, and relive history a little, but don't go out of your way to get it. If
you like this kind of genre get the fabulous game Lionheart instead.

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