Post by Sketcz-1000 on Jun 22, 2012 2:20:55 GMT -5
Soulless is an honest-to-god explorational platform game that could just as well have existed in the C64's heyday. Beginning with the story told in the animated intro, there's no nebulous artistic message, only refreshing '80s simplicity: The good king declares "a time of peace for all," which pisses off his plainly evil right-hand wizard, who rips out his soul, turns him into a beast and throws him into the dungeon. After a thousand years, the former king finally sees an opportunity to escape, but before he can retake his country, he needs to regain his soul.
Looking at the gameplay on Youtube it really reminds me of Impossible Mission (right down to spells which are kind of like computers in that game) while it visually could pass on as a Shadow of the Beast game (which I think only the first one got a Commodore 64 port).
It does look like a genuine Commodore game. I have to try this one someday.
"It's only a game if you win, but if you lose it's a stinking waste of time." - Al Bundy