The Let's Play Archive

Soul Blazer

by ddegenha

Part 1

“Blah blah, yada yada. This is your chance to do something on your own, so don’t screw it up.”

“Yes, Sir GodJesus. Are you sure you don’t want to deal with this yourself?”

“Eh, I kind of forgot to put a bunch of convenient statues on this world so it’s going to have to be you. Should be fine.”

“But we’re going to have to come up with something for the people to call you when you’re with them. Angel won’t do… maybe… Sambo?”

“I don’t think so, Sir Godjesus.”

“We’ll figure it out later. Whatever, just go out and save the world. No pressure.”

With that intro we’re turned loose. You can see the similarities between this game and Act Raiser almost immediately, but there are a lot more RPG elements. We actually get stats, equipment, and gain experience by fighting rather than by population.

We’ll also be helped out by various Souls in our quest… more on that shortly.

We even get an inventory, including a much bigger space for items. You’ll notice that we don’t have any concept of money (Gems are something else entirely) so it’s not like we’re going to be selling anything we pick up.

We have two options available. Heading up brings us to the save option, but we’ll be heading left to move into what’s basically a tutorial area.

“You’re welcome, by the way.”

“Er… thank you, Sir GodJesus. But I’m really more of a bow…”

“Sir GodJesus! It’s coming after me! What do I do? How do I use this thing?”

“I don’t know why you’re asking me, I only know how to swing it up and down and side to side. Just… hold on to the dull end, and hit him with the sharp end. It’s not complicated.”

“That worked… I think that’s the last of them. Is this thing…?”

“Monster’s Lair, yep. Looks a bit different, but you just have to clear out the demons and seal it. Give it a shot.”

“Now, I am living on Earth, away from the Master.”

”How’d that happen?”

“That’s a long and boring story that’s also kind of embarrassing.”

“It’s not that long and it’s actually not boring. There’s a reason I have that long list of ‘thou shalt nots.’”

Y’know, I think I don’t actually want to hear this that much.”

“So how do you come in?”

“You’ll have to get me gems to power my magic.”

“Just… gems? Any kind of gems?”

“Does this mean I have my own servants now?”

“In.. a manner of speaking? I can only do a few things.”

“That’s okay, it still makes me feel better.”

So, the Mage Soul is our first Soul helper. Getting him opens up a third option, going down to enter the first of the six areas we’re going to be restoring.

”This is not a promising start.”

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What new name shall we bestow on our hero?