SolSeraph is a strategy game in which we play the role of Helios, the Knight of Dawn, whose task is to rebuild human civilization and protect it from the attack of younger gods, sending various threats to humanity. The game was made by ACE Team studio, known mainly for such titles as absurd Rock Of Ages, Deadly Tower of Monsters or Zeno Clash.
Chaos reigned at first, but thanks to Mother Earth and Heavenly Father it was possible to subjugate it and replace it with a world created by it. Thus came into being the seas, lands, vegetation, animals and people. After completing their work, the two said they would leave it to themselves and leave. However, other younger gods in the world did not like the human being, especially since the human being, unlike them, was endowed with the ability to tell stories. Because of their jealousy, the wicked deities sent various defeats and threats to people in the form of bloodthirsty monsters. Helios, the Knight of Dawn, defended the little ones. By playing his role, we have the task of restoring humanity and protecting it from jealous gods.
SolSeraph focuses on the gameplay that combines several elements, but the main focus is on the aspects of tower defense strategy game combined with platform action game. A similar concept has been used in the cult ActRaiser.
Strategic elements observed from above (it is more convenient for Helios to observe and make decisions from this perspective) are connected with the development of urban settlements and construction of buildings so that they can repel the enemy's attacks and provide the inhabitants with a prosperous life. It is up to us to decide which building is critical at a given moment - food farms or barracks recruiting new soldiers, archers and so on.
However, if the situation proves too difficult for our security buildings and our troops, we can take matters into our own hands and go ashore to deal with the attacking creatures. This is connected with the second key element of the game, which focuses on the action observed from the side. There are traps, dangerous creatures and their nests in front of us, and mysterious fog. However, Helios, thanks to his good sword fighting skills, use of the shield or archery, is well prepared for it. Especially since with every nest destroyed and every jealous god killed, he grows stronger and gains new skills.
SolSeraph is a three-dimensional title based on a graphic design, which resembles the times of 16-bit classics, with sprites in the style of modern cartoons.
Yuzo Koshiro is responsible for the soundtrack of the game. We could hear his compositions in several parts of Streets of Rage, and Jonas Kyrazes, associated mainly with the game The Talos Principle.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 / Radeon R7 260X or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit