What a delectably delicious day it is! The roguelike RPG Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God launches today. Sorcery Saga is exclusive to PS Vita and is available at both retail and on PlayStation Store. Like the name suggests, it’s wacky, fun, and a real challenge. Today, we wanted to give all you folks an overview of the game.
So what is Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God all about?
Sorcery Saga tells the story of Pupuru and her brave quest to save her favorite curry restaurant from the big, bad curry chain that’s just moved into town. Harmless, right? Wrong! In order to do so, Pupuru and her grumpy (and always hungry) creature friend, Kuu, must travel to find ingredients to make the legendary curry. Along the way, Pupuru meets many interesting and strange people, including the rather forward Gigadis and the mysterious, non-committal Puni.
How Does This Thing Play?
As Pupuru, you’ll enter a dungeon and travel on a grid-like system. Attacks are turn-based, but what makes Sorcery Saga truly challenging is its roguelike quality. Meaning, if you fall in a dungeon, you lose all your items and levels. And don’t be fooled by the awesomely cute monsters you’ll encounter (including a square tofu man or a pork bun blob) — they can pack a spicy punch.
Luckily, there are a variety of ways to avoid such a fate. You can power up by whipping together a delicious plate of curry in the dungeon, save items in “My Room,” or have Kuu help out.
It Comes with Some Satisfying Sides
Sorcery Saga’s artwork and its playful style make it light-hearted and fun. But to drive home the wackiness of it all, there’s a special section called “Chara-Theater” which features skits from the cast. Sized down into “chibi” (small) form, these characters showcase their comedic prowess and perform some truly hilarious skits.
Aksys Games wanted to create something truly special for Sorcery Saga’s Limited Edition. We also wanted to make everything in the LE fit the style of the game, so we decided to create custom spoons, bibs, and plates featuring the cast.
Never before have we seen cooking ware part of any limited edition, and we felt that this would really be fun — just like the game. For us, the question wasn’t “Why?” but rather “Why not?” We took a chance and dove right in, and as a cherry on top of the great curry cake, we decided to give it an extra long name. It’s officially known as “Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Hot and Spicy, Everything Nicey Limited Edition.”
Sorcery Saga is out today on PS Vita.