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
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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