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Game review
Wayward Souls
Prepare to try
by Harry Slater 24/4/2014
Product: Wayward Souls (formerly Wayward Saga)
Developer: RocketCat Games
Publisher: RocketCat Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, RPG
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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I take my first hit from a bat on the second floor. The nippy little creatures glow red before they're about to strike, but I react too slowly, trying to hack the winged rat down but tapping too late. It's all downhill from there.

Wayward Souls is a game where success and failure can be measured in tiny fractions of a second. Where the difference between taking a mace to the chest and expertly sidestepping an attack is rarely more than a pixel.

And at times it's breathtakingly good. An expertly woven dark fantasy presented in the cheery pixels of a bygone age, it's bleak and warm at the same time, a wonderful mixture of nostalgia and super-tough knife-edge gameplay. ...
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One of the finest action-adventure experiences you can have on any device, let alone mobile, Wayward Souls is an essential purchase
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 10
Value: 10
Innovation: 9
Overall: 10
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