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Saga of Sins Mixes Stained Glass With Arcade Action

It seems unlikely, but Saga of Sins has you transforming into numerous demonic creatures in order to combat the Seven Deadly Sins. Not only that, you enter people’s minds, too.

While it doesn’t seem particularly holy, it makes for a fairly fun time. Even better, Saga of Sins sports a striking visual style as well, inspired by the stained glass of Hieronymus Bosch. And so, whether you’re drawn in by the religious themes or promise of old-school arcade gameplay, chances are you won’t be disappointed.

As Cecil, you’ll wander the town of Sinwell, interacting with the local townsfolk. But then the time comes to enter their minds and rid them of their demons. It’s here that you’ll be able to eventually transform into four mythical beasts, each with their own unique powers, in order to overcome enemies, collect treasure and progress the story.

Initially you’ll just be able to transform into a werewolf in Saga of Sins, capable of throwing projectiles and howling to destroy certain parts of the environment. But with each additional creature you unlock, your gameplay options are expanded, bit by bit. Soon you’ll be able to light braziers and destroy certain objects with the gargoyle’s fire, for example, and climb certain walls as the griffon.

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Using the gold you find on your exploits, you can even upgrade the capabilities of these beasts. Plenty of gold can be obtained by finding and opening chests, but there’s also a special move available – a power dash – that rewards you based on how many enemies you manage to kill with it at once. Time a power dash correctly, then, and you can be quids in.

Overall, Saga of Sin proves to be quite an enjoyable action platformer, but it’s not free of flaws. Movement can feel a little clunky, for example, and enemy placement can feel a little unfortunate at times. But still, thanks to its colourful visuals, varied mythological beasts and enjoyable bosses, it’s easy to recommend to those looking for something that feels like a blast from the past.

Saga of Sins is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC.

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