Publisher: The Arcade Crew
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Serise X, PC
Reviewed On: PS4 Pro
Release Date: 10/03/2022
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Twins Jenn and Tristan, are in their home town and it is on fire, facing off against a hoard of Goblins. Then weapons appear in their hands. Then the game starts, with a flash forward.
The twins are adopted by a Professor and the game quickly establishes their relationship with how much the twins are for the Professor. After a quick trip to town, the twins return and the Professor has gone missing. So having the twins thrust themselves into the midst of danger makes total sense. The research the Professor was working on is the reason they kidnapped him.
The twins are a great pair with their attitudes and some of the lines cracked me up. With a story that is far more satisfying than I was expecting.
Young Souls is a 2.5D side scrolling hack and slash dungeon crawler RPG. The main loop is entering the dungeon and the last gate unlocked, and fighting your way through to the boss. Collecting the key and moving on.
As you kill goblin’s you are rewarded with EXP, goblin money and items. To level up, you need to go home and sleep and when waking increase the twins stats. We can spend the money in the goblin market where you can upgrade weapons and armour and buy new ones. Then back to kicking more goblin arse.
Young Souls is made to be a multiplayer, however, it works fine as a single player game. With the tag button, you can instantly able to swap sibling. This is very useful if one of the two is low on health and lets them heal. In multiplayer, one twin will teleport to the other while producing an AOE attack at the same time.
Young Souls is a stunning-looking game. The enemy designs are outstanding, the bosses really shine. With their fluid movements and attack. To the overall world design of town and the goblin dungeons. Everything is a little wacky and stunning.
One little addition I love is the twins’ armour and weapons change depending on what they have equipped. I have always liked to see this in any RPG. And the soundtrack is an absolute blast to listen too.
Overall, Young Souls is a great dungeon crawling RPG that has no frills. It does what it says on the tin. It is also far better in multiplayer me and my son had a right blast playing it.
I would definitely recommend Young Souls.
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