Cardinal Sins

A shoot ’em up where the goal is not simply survival, but to complete various challenges themed around the Seven Deadly Sins. A spin-off of Judgement Silversword, and spiritual predecessor to Eschatos.


Developer: Qute
Publisher: Degica
Available on: WonderSwan Color, Windows PC


Articles about Cardinal Sins

Sunday Shooting: Cardinal Sins - Well, we’ve done Eschatos and we’ve done Judgement Silversword… we might as well complete the set, right? What’s that you say? “NO!”? That’s the spirit. Cardinal Sins, also known as Judgement Silversword Recycle Edition, is a remix of Judgement Silversword into a different style of shoot ’em up. Rather than simply working your way through stages and trying to … Continue reading Sunday Shooting: Cardinal Sins
Sunday Shooting: Judgement Silversword - If you enjoyed Eschatos, which we looked at last weekend, you’ll enjoy its spiritual precursor, Judgement Silversword. Originally developed as a “homebrew” title for the WonderSwan Color WonderWitch device, Judgement Silversword won a short-lived software competition and subsequently saw a very, very limited commercial release. Fortunately, despite it being one of the rarest and most expensive WonderSwan … Continue reading Sunday Shooting: Judgement Silversword
Sunday Shooting: Eschatos - After beating Split/Second, I thought it might be nice to take a little break from arcade racers and explore another of my passions: shoot ’em ups. And so we have Sunday Shooting, a new series in which I’ll do an incompetent playthrough of a different shoot ’em up each week, perhaps revisiting some later if … Continue reading Sunday Shooting: Eschatos
Shmup Essentials: Cardinal Sins - As we’ve already established, Qute’s Eschatos is an absolutely fabulous shoot ’em up that every fan of the genre should have in their collection. Its predecessors are still very worthwhile games in their own right, too; while technologically rather more primitive than the 60fps cinematic polygonal action of Eschatos, their 2D pixel art and chiptune soundtracks … Continue reading Shmup Essentials: Cardinal Sins
Shmup Essentials: Eschatos - Sometimes a game doesn’t need to do anything especially new to be a great experience. Sometimes it just has to do what it does really, really well. Qute’s Eschatos, originally released only in Japan for Xbox 360, then subsequently ported to PC by Degica, very much falls into this category. On paper, it’s an incredibly conventional vertically scrolling … Continue reading Shmup Essentials: Eschatos

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