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STORY SUMMARY:

Soul Sunder is the story of Zero, a young woman whose life was shattered when she unintentionally sets in motion events in her childhood that left her village destroyed, her brother dead, and her best friend crippled for life. Nine years later, Zero receives a letter from an unknown sender calling her to the depths of Purgatory, a mysterious dungeon that had risen from the ground. Many adventurers enter it's depths, but few return. It is in this place, the letter claimed, she could confront the truth of what happened in her past. Guide Zero as she forges into the nightmarish halls of Purgatory and tries to come to terms with the past she once tried to leave behind.

Soul Sunder is a dungeon crawling RPG with a unique twist: An emphasis on survival rather than grinding. While you can fight enemies to gain experience and level up, the focus of the game is using a combination of items you find in the dungeon and different equipment loadouts to navigate through Purgatory. Health items are limited, enemies are brutal, and there is no one coming to help you. Will you uncover the truth? Or will Purgatory claim you and your companions?


Features:

- A powerful, character-driven plot.
- Survival horror-like setting.
- Decide your approach to combat by choosing from an array of skill-granting weapons and items.
- 3 difficulty modes to suit your playstyle.
- Very challenging, survival-based gameplay.
- High replay value to try out different combinations of items and equipment.
- 2 different endings NOT based on static choices.
- A simple crafting system.
- Around 5-8 hours of gameplay.


Note: The Download Now version is the RTP Independent version. If you have the VX Ace RTP, come here to get the RTP Dependent version.


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Click here to go to the Game Jolt page.

Latest Blog

Heaven or Hell

The downloads have been updated to version 2.0 in response to feedback from the last couple of reviews. I'm really sorry it took so long to do so!

So what's new in this version? Well, the biggest addition is a new difficulty setting: Heaven or Hell Mode. This is essentially Survivor mode but with a twist:


No item shop in Haven.

Yep, your only means of survival will come from what you can find in the ground. No loading up with healing items now. You still have the Blacksmiths, so spend your money on armor instead.

Heaven or Hell mode makes your actions in the Childhood Arc a bit more meaningful. By completing optional objectives and finding secrets, you're granted a few goodies to make the Adult Arc a bit easier to get into. This version adds a small, but hopefully appreciated new one: if you can find the secret candy stash in Orias, you're given a First Aid Kit upon starting the Adult Arc. And since each First Aid Kit can be used three times, that should make the lack of an Apothecary a bit easier to get over.

Anyway, Heaven or Hell Mode is for those that have already beaten the game once and want a real challenge. It's tough, but it can be done. I want to do something cool for anyone who beats that mode, but my mind's drawing a blank. If you want, I can make a page for a list of names of anyone who wants to be immortalized for completing the game in this mode!

Outside of Heaven or Hell, there have been a few changes as well. You'll see the nitty-gritty ones by checking the Version Changes document in the game's folder, but they're mostly balance fixes. To prevent you from drowning in healing items, the prices of all restorative items in the Apothecary have jumped up a decent amount. Which means, if you want to load up on healing items, you'll probably have to sell a few more attack items or equipment. Hope you're cool with that! Hee hee hee. But, as this would be incredibly unfair to those just starting out, the Apothecary will give you a discount while you're in Haven for the first time equal to the original price of those items. The idea of the game was to be hard, but fair, and unreasonable prices before you even have a chance to buy anything just isn't fair.

Since I didn't mess with the properties of the items themselves or add/remove new ones, anyone who wants to continue their save file should be able to just transfer them over. Word of advice: Rotate your save files.

... I'm making this sound really evil. And while it's true that every once in a while I have a glass of Saint's Blood with my dinner, this update was more to address some game-breaking issues than the result of a sudden sadistic streak as well as provide a challenge for those that found the game too easy the first time. I ran through the game on Heaven or Hell mode, and I saw a LOT of things I would have done differently if I could go back and do it all again. If I wasn't already fully submerged into Prayer of the Faithless, I might have actually remade the whole thing from the ground up.

Run when you need to, don't forget to check enemy properties before using an item, and don't forget to guard when enemies charge up. If you need help, check the hints and tips tab on the game page or ask a question here and I'll help you. You'll be fine. I believe in you!

So here you go. A more sadistic, evil version of Soul Sunder.





Merry Christmas~
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  • Red_Nova
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    NeverSilent
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
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  • 11/20/2013 06:29 PM
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Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
19528
Hey, at least it's in good company, right?
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7612
Depends on your definition of "company"

If it's "All the other wonderful games that got this spotlight" then yes!


If it's, "The awesome people who played and enjoyed the game" then YES!
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
19528
author=Red_Nova
Depends on your definition of "company"

If it's "All the other wonderful games that got this spotlight" then yes!


I must admit, that's probably what I was thinking.

author=Red_Nova
If it's, "The awesome people who played and enjoyed the game" then YES!


The few. The proud. The Marines players of Soul Sunder.
Hey, congratulations for that hidden gem spotlight man. Although a lot more than "play a childhood arc and an adult arc" could have been said. I would have said something like "Play this awesome thing NOW!" or something like that.
Congrats on the spotlight, Nova. =) Who knows, maybe you'll nab a Featured Game spot too. ^^
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7612
author=urano23
Hey, congratulations for that hidden gem spotlight man. Although a lot more than "play a childhood arc and an adult arc" could have been said. I would have said something like "Play this awesome thing NOW!" or something like that.


Come on, urano! We have to look professional somehow, right?

Pfft, who am I kidding?

author=yuna21
Congrats on the spotlight, Nova. =) Who knows, maybe you'll nab a Featured Game spot too. ^^


Oh man, I don't know what I'd do with myself if that happened!
NeverSilent
Got any Dexreth amulets?
6132
Well, look at that beautiful Hidden Gem I found. Congratulations!

And didn't you already have another Featured Game? I seem to remember such a thing...
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10853
author=urano23
Hey, congratulations for that hidden gem spotlight man. Although a lot more than "play a childhood arc and an adult arc" could have been said. I would have said something like "Play this awesome thing NOW!" or something like that.


It should have said, "play one of the most well-written RPG Maker games ever".
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7612
author=NeverSilent
Well, look at that beautiful Hidden Gem I found. Congratulations!

You found this? You recommended this? Who recommended this?

And didn't you already have another Featured Game? I seem to remember such a thing...

If you're referring to Remnants of Isolation, then that was a team effort*. A game that I made (mostly) on my own? That'd be new.

author=CashmereCat
It should have said, "play one of the most well-written RPG Maker games ever".

Welp, might as well pack it in. There's no way I can top that!



*EDIT

To clarify: I'm not trying to downplay RoI. But people have been telling me that *I* got a featured game, and I didn't want to forget about unity's and Sooz's hard work on the game. Maybe I just take it too literally...
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
19528
author=Red_Nova
author=NeverSilent
Well, look at that beautiful Hidden Gem I found. Congratulations!
You found this? You recommended this? Who recommended this?


*clears throat*
It wasn't a good idea for me to choose the survivor difficulty. ;_;
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7612
author=Marrend
*clears throat*


Thanks so much, Marrend!


author=JJJ7
It wasn't a good idea for me to choose the survivor difficulty. ;_;


Can I ask what specifically is troubling you? Is it the lack of healing items? If you're still in the Childhood Arc, explore Orias really carefully and you'll find a sizable chunk of healing items. Of course, Casual mode is still an option if it's too much.
Another dumb that picked the survivor dificult. Struggled in the forest, died in the ruins. Spend 25 min in the town stealing everything i found in the houses, man i should have spent all my money in candy when i had the chance :(
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7612
... It may have been a mistake to call Survivor Mode the default difficulty of the game.

If you haven't, check the Hints and Secrets tab. There's a few pieces of info to help you out, and a handful of tips specifically for the Childhood Arc. If not, then Casual Mode is still an option.

Let me know if you need any more help!
not so fast! it's true, i suck at firsts atempts, but i managed to finish the childhood arc. So far a fun challenge.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
19528
Congrats on the FEATURED GAME, Red!
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7612
Thanks, Marrend! This is awesome!

Excuse me for a second...

*runs around screaming incoherently*
unity
You're magical to me.
11833
I am sooooo happy to see this game featured! ^_^ Congrats, Red! :DDD
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7612
Thanks so much!
NeverSilent
Got any Dexreth amulets?
6132
Oh wow! I was not expecting this, but in a way that only makes it better. Congratulations on getting the feature, Red_Nova!