Developer: goonswarm
Publisher: Black Tower Games
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 26/03/2020
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

The seven deadly sins; envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth and wrath are sins in Christianity that no one should not fall into. Under the guidance of the Blind Sage from the sanctuary of the church, these sins are what you and your party will set out to kill in Sin Slayers.

The gameplay in Sin Slayer is a mixture of strategy gameplay and more the more traditional JRPG fights. When you have been sent on a mission by the Blind Sage, pick a party of three characters and head out to the destination of the Sin you will want to kill. You enter a randomly generated dungeon.

Sin Slayer fight

When you enter the dungeon, the movement is on a tile to tile basis like a strategy game, that you pick the tile you would like to move to and the movement is fluid and smooth. While moving it is not all smooth sailing, there are a countless number of traps and discovers to find as well as enemies to fight.

When a trap is encountered the player will have to choose to disarm the trap if they have the means or take the hit. When you stumble on a discovery, the player can loot a dead body or leave it alone. If you loot the body, the Sin-O-meter will increase. The higher the sin, the harder the harder enemies become. This is a simple morality meter that will reward or punish the player for their choices.

When the team encounters an enemy, the game turns in to JRPG style battle system. That is nothing different from most JRPGs. With each character takes turns one at a time to attack or use abilities. After the battle has ended EXP and items are gained. When a character levels up, their basic stats increase, and in regular intervals the character can unlock new rage abilities, the games version of abilities. Along with crafting to produce better weapons armour and so on to make the game easier.

I really enjoyed my time here. The gameplay was excellent and rewarding and in-depth when the mechanics are figured out. The extra content makes the game even better than the original.

Sin Slayer map

Sin Slayer Enhanced Edition has plenty of content to keep any JRPG/dungeon crawler/strategy fan busy. The game flow and systems work wonderfully together. Masking the game easy to get in to and enjoy. This is a must buy.