… Oversoul. Where the living hell should I start with you…?
Hello my name is Tomcat435, or in Oversoul’s case; Tomcat, and today I’m going to review another AE game; Oversoul.
Oversoul… Oversoul… Oversoul… *sigh* Where should I begin with this game? I’ll be honest; I have no clue. I know that’s no real way to start off a review, but it’s truly how I feel. Alright; Let’s start with some Pro’s of the game;
Art Direction is fantastic. I know it’s the classic AQWorlds style, and that AQWorlds has evolved drastically in terms of art style, but I dun give none, to me; Mi- Nulgath’s way of designing stuff, the way he shades, the way he makes it SCREAMS Nulgath and that’s one reason I love Oversoul: it feels so classic to me…… it makes me happy inside for all you assholes that just didn’t give a dam, NEXT POINT!
The music, sound effects, they’re great. Klunk and Dilligaf did an amazing job on the pieces and I truly think their talent should stretch over to other AE games in the future.
The content in the game, while for a number of weeks have been just character releases, the quantity of characters is vast and very open for everyone to choose a different character that they can get used to at least one character.
Finally, Card Customization. The long awaited feature that EVERYONE has waited for. To me, this is a brilliant feature and should be more open in the future, offering more packs, which I’m glad they introduced in the end.
… Now for the cons. Now off the top of my head, there are a few Cons I can think of and I will address them in this review. So with that said; let’s get started;
First off; Soul Gems. One of the most controversial micro-currencies in all of AE. Going by AE’s way of putting this, 1 Soul Gem is the equivalent of 50 AC’s. This has caused so much confliction in the AE community, demanding to know if AE is being fair with the pricing of Oversoul Characters and Evolutions and everything else Soul Gems grant you. Soul Gems in Oversoul, to me anyway, is considered the Membership status of the game and while I’m OK with this, I’m not OK with the amount of things that basically require Soul Gems. 1 Pack in the Card Customization is 4 Soul Gems, that’s 200 AC’s, which to me is reasonable, but when you open a pack and it’s nothing of value what-so-ever, you feel ripped off.
But to me, the biggest offender to Soul Gems are the purchasable characters. On average; 1 character in the shop costs 4 - 12 Soul Gems. So; Let’s do the math: 4 x 50 = 200, 8 x 50 = 400, 12 x 50 = 600, which to me is, is fairly reasonable. But, the amount of stuff that is Soul Gems; Characters, Card packs, Capturing Characters if you wanna avoid pointless grinding, Leveling up certain characters, the game REALLY encourages the players to buy Soul Gems. But the biggest problem, to me, I bought the 250 Soul Gem package to get Black Dragon and Void Reaper, but since then, I have NEVER even CONSIDERED buying another package. I WANT to support Oversoul, I really do, but honestly, I don’t want to buy anymore Soul Gems.
The rest of the problems are all mentioned above; To me the leveling up stuff is… Eeehhhhh…
Leveling up characters, while a challenge, is VERY long and VERY tedious. To me; If you don’t have X-Boost Lifetime, which costs MORE Soul Gems…!, leveling up will take you FOOOOREEEVEEEEER… To this day, I still don’t have a level 20 character because I find to way to tedious and way to boring to actually level up anymore… If I level up, it’s because I’m REALLY bored and just went on for no reason at all, which, to me, isn’t worth it. And if there’s a character out there, and I know there is, that costs 2 sets of Soul Gems… What, making us pay for 1 evolution wasn’t enough?
The last thing I wanna talk about is currency. Issue is they expect us to be able to farm 15,000 gold for ONE pack at the Card Customization, or 100,000 Gold for Klunks special Character, or the Trolls special character, or even the newb version of the Overfiend Blade of Nulgath. So what’s the issue? On average, how long would it normally take you to grind enough characters/monsters until you have 15k, 100k, etc., this is incredibly tedious. I have only even gotten 50k, ever since the release of Oversoul. That may be lazyness, but honestly, I find it so dam tedious and I honestly can’t be bothered to do it!
… Oversoul to me was over-hyped. Oversoul was supposed to be one of AE’s Golden Eggs. Do I personally think it meet those standards? … No. Oversoul is suffering, it has a fan-base keeping it alive, but honestly: How long will this last? I feel Oversoul has promised too much and it simply couldn’t deliver on most occassions, look at how long it took Card Customization to come out since it’s release, and the Grand Quest, that was promised. That’s still coming… But when, exactly?
I feel as though I’ve said everything that needs to be said. Thanks everyone for reading this, I’d love to hear your opinions on this too.
Have an awesome classy week ladies and gents!
Tomcat435 (AKA: Tom)