SOUL GAMBLER is an interactive graphic novel inspired by Goethe’s Faust, a tragic play written in the 19th century. This is a contemporary and engaging adaptation of the masterpiece.
Soul Gambler puts YOU in the role of Faust, an ordinary young man living in the present day whose DESTINY is about to be change forever.
When Faust was leaving his boring job, a mysterious woman approached him. She made him a tempting proposal: SELL parts of his SOUL in exchange for the fulfillment of his every WISH.
NOW it is up to you to decide his fate!
Faust's FATE lies in your hands.
What are you waiting for? Time to GAMBLE your soul!
One of the best visual novels I ever played, it's a little bit short and it has only a downside: it's quite slow, and it has no skip/speed up option whatsoever.. so if you're aiming to get every single possible ending you may have to employ an autoclicker. The graphics are great and the story is really enjoyable and entertaining, plus it's quite "new" among the many visual novel which treat only love/relationships themes. Recommended!!
This is the first of this genre that I have ever played, and I have to say, I really enjoy it. It's sort of an illustrated choose your own adventure. It is exactly as the title implies, you have to make decisions, and for certain decisions, you forfeit part of your soul. Sometimes it works out, other times it doesn't, or so I assume, otherwise this would be a terrible game and story if you said "No" to everything and that was the only way to have something good happen. It's well drawn, although not my particular taste in art, I cannot deny the artists technical ability. However, the drawings lack soul. They're great drawings, but they don't really feel like ART. Maybe I'm seeing this through the specs of witnessing a new genre, and it really isn't as good as I think. One thing is for certain, this game has officially hooked my interest in the genre. I'd love to play similar games, however, unfortunately the only ones I have seen are all anime dating simulators, and while I don't have an issue with anime (I actually quite enjoyed a few of them) I don't want to play a dating simulator. So if anyone reads this, and can recommend a good game in the genre, I'd appreciate it. Now, the reason I recommend this game? It's cheap. You can relax on your couch or bed (assuming you have a wireless mouse), read the story and click your choices. However one thing makes no sense, considering you're literally choosing answers from multiple choices, is that there is no controller support. Literally all they would have to do is allow you you to use UP, DOWN, and ONE face button to select your choice. Kind of stupid that they didn't include it. But I definitely recommend it. For it's low price, it's worth getting a couple of hours of enjoyment. Too many people expect to get 3000 hours out of a video game that costs less than the price of a movie ticket, and that's just silly. So buy it. You could get this for what you'd pay to buy a candy bar.
Do you love comic books and visual novels? Do you love stories with paranormal aspects to them? Then you will love Soul Gambler! It's a pretty interesting concept that is actually based on a 19th century play Goethe?s Faust. And at the cheap price that it costs, it is a must have for any gamer's collection.
This is a nice little visual novel displayed in a comic-book style, I quite enjoyed the story and the different branches it had, I would recommend this game to anyone who wants to sit down and get a good story without it taking hours to reach beginning to end.
Soul Gambler is a choice based visual novel with a comic book style aesthetic that is partially based on the Faust play (you're character is even named Faust), you agree to sell your soul for favorable events to occur in your life and can spend it like currency during certain scenes. The game is short but leads to three different endings. The problem with the game is that it forces you onto very linear paths leading to those three endings, choices you would think would lead to an early ending just force you to take other paths, your stats that you put in health, manipulation, intelligence, and charm ends up not mattering, neither do your choices apart from what leads to what end. It's certainly not as interesting a take on the Faust tale as something like Witcher 3's Heart of Stone expansion but it's a decently written game that can be enjoyable for a playthrough or just to see the different endings but it's nothing that will stick with you or impress you with it's visual, soundtrack, or choices.
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