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Sword of Sodan (Genesis)

Sword of Sodan Genesis Title screen

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Written by  :  gametrader (229)
Written on  :  Jan 19, 2006
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

Slow difficult side scrolling action game.

The Good

This is a hard game to find something to like about. The large detailed characters were supposed to be cutting edge but they only look good in stills. Now I keep this game for it's "Bottom of the Barrel" appeal.

The Bad

The characters are highly detailed but only use a few frames for animation so they appear blocky. They only face one direction. The controls are awful and sluggish and selecting a potion is likely to get you killed while you are trying to use it. The high score screen takes 5 minutes to draw while little creatures fly in and drop a single character.

The Bottom Line

When this game was released the promise was for an action game with larger than usual characters. Is is a basic side scrolling hack and slash that was one of the first to show blood and gore. You walk, jump, duck and attack. Use potions to heal or attack. But mostly you run into spears and you die. One life is all you get. So get used to restarting.