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Even more tips to curry favour with Sorcery Saga: Now even spicier

***SPOILER ALERT!!*** Note that this blog contains some tips on the game which can be considered spoilers if you want to learn as you go. You’ve been warned! ***SPOILER ALERT!!*** 

Hi everyone, as promised I'm back again with more hints to help you out in our spicy roguelike Sorcery Saga. Before reading this one, make sure you check out part one to see all the tricks I shared earlier. 

Level up your equipment! 

This spear is started to look pretty nice. ^^ 

This is probably the most important step I can recommend because your attack/defence/resistance-based stats will only increase based on your weapon and shield, not on Pupuru’s level (which only affects your max health.) You want to level up your weapons to increase their abilities but also to increase the number of slots they have. Slots lead on to the next tip… 

Craft carefully! 

Here's an example of a BAD craft. Going ahead would waste the scroll's 'Abilities +8' slot. :( 

Be sure that when you’re blending weapons together using the crafting menu that you have enough slots to maximise the abilities available to the weapon that’s produced during crafting. It’s no use crafting 2 abilities together if the subject of your crafting only supports one slot, so level the weapon/shield you want to enhance adequately before you craft. Also, try crafting with ‘Secret Scroll’ when you find it. :) 

Make money while you Shop! 

The blade to the shop keeper's right (above Kuu) is the money-making 'Decadent Dirk'. Swaaag! 

Every 10 levels or so you’ll encounter a shop-keep or merchant during your dungeoneering. You can buy some cool stuff here but if you’re holding the decadent Dirk weapon you can also make a lot of money. By dropping the item then talking to the shopkeeper you can sell it for way more than it costs to buy back. Buy it back by picking it up but be sure to talk to the shopkeeper before you leave to complete the transaction. Like many roguelike’s, there’s not much future in angering the merchants! :-\ 

Be careful with unknown items: 

If I equip this 'King's Sword?' I'll find out about it, BUT I may not be able to equip my spear after. :-\ 

This is a very important tip later in the game, when you may have very powerful equipment in hand. Equipping something you haven’t identified can sometimes leave you with a cursed item you can’t unequip and later in the game enemies often screw around with the stuff in your inventory that ISN’T equipped, which can lead to your many hours of crafting going up in smoke. Use Kuu’s Eye of God skill or the Assay Scroll to appraise anything you’re not sure of if you’ve got a good weapon1/shield in hand. 

Some valuable items: 

Slowly amassing a good stash of gear back home in my Item Box. Secret Scrolls are great! 

One final tip! Here are some cool items that it’s good to collect during a playthrough of Sorcery Saga: 

Secret Scroll: This is great to craft into weapons, provided there’s an empty slot. 

Green Orb: Another one that’s a great health boon to crafting weapons, slot permitting. 

Decadent Dirk: Make a fortune selling and buying this back. You can max out your cash if you have the patience… 

Transport Book: Lets you return to Dish Town without losing your items. 

Magic Compact: Use this on other junk items to have a high chance of creating new Tomes. Read the Tomes to learn new spells or level up existing ones. 

That’s all for now. If you have any tips of your own you’d like to share, please let us know in the comments below. We’d love to learn from you! ^_^ 

 

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Some tips to curry favour with Sorcery Saga:

***SPOILER ALERT!!*** Note that this blog contains some tips on the game which can be considered spoilers if you want to learn as you go. You’ve been warned! ***SPOILER ALERT!!*** 

Sorcery Saga is a true roguelike so while the difficulty begins pretty low, it ramps up sharply in certain areas, and the RNG can produce very challenging scenarios, so you have to try not to get complacent, which is my usual cause of death. There are things you can do to mitigate against disaster, as follows: 

Use corridors!! 

Although there are two of these guys, the one on the right can't get me. ;) 

OK, so this tip is probably lesson #1 in Roguelike 101: don’t let yourself get surrounded. It’s pretty easy later on in the game, especially if you stumble on a monster room, to become surrounded by enemies – some of which can hit you from pretty far away! – during a expedition. You should always try and head back to a corridor if you are in danger of getting surrounded, because then you’re narrowing down the squares you can be attacked from. True, some distance-attackers could line up on you but for the most part your enemies want to close the distance on you and don’t behave all that sophisticatedly, so this is a great rule of thumb to live by. 

Put items in the vault (or in Kuu if you get the ‘’ skill.) 

Here I'm stuffing Kuu's 'pouch' (I guess?) with weapons to appraise back in Dish Town... 

Because you ARE going to encounter enemies that randomise your items, or make use of seals on ground that do likewise (if you’re a gambler and make use of red seals!) then sometimes your items will be randomised. You can prevent this by letting Kuu learn a skill that will allow him to hold items (presumably in his gut for regurgitation?), or by leaving them in your room in Dish Town if you can spare them. Better safe than sorry! On the subject of which: 

Don’t be afraid to go back to Dish Town. 

A Dish Town – my safe haven in a cruel-yet-curry-scented world! 

If you’re really under the hammer in a level, it’s usually better to head back to Dish Town than it is to die. Some items will allow you to return holding all the items you have (e.g. Transport Book) and there are giant seals on the floor in levels close to the boss battle in each dungeon that will also let you ‘cash out’ and return home safely. Better to take your time, craft your treasures into a powerful arsenal and do things the slow way! 

Use your Skills! 

Fire Skills don't hurt this gigantic shrimp. Time to wheel out ma' lightning. ;D 

Don’t forget your skills when fighting -particularly mid-level bosses and full bosses. It’s easy to forgo the using of skills, much like I am forever neglecting to use grenades during FPS sessions. They can be hugely helpful and some are great insurance policies: who would want to insure against death in a troublesome boss battle?! At the same time, don’t go mad with the skills and reach a dungeon’s final boss with nothing left in your Skills’ menu’s metaphorical ‘tank’. They’re there to be used and there are opportunities to top up the number of uses if you’re prepared/lucky. 

Pay serious attention to weapon abilities. 

Some might think a heart-shaped shield is kinda lame, but look and you'll see it gives 30HP boost. 

Some of the stuff you pick up will have properties attached to it, such as a large health boost or multi-square attack capabilities. Before ditching something, or throwing it into Kuu’s maw, check that its slots don’t have any cool abilities you could use when crafting a new weapon or shield. It’s a major bummer to throw good stuff away if you don’t need to… 

That's all for now, but since I've still got some more hints to share with you, I will be back soon with even more tips to help you out in Sorcery Saga, so see you next time! 

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Sorcery Saga is served up on Steam

Hi everyone! 

The chefs have finished their work, the taste testers have given it the OK, and even now a Steam waiter is bringing this delicious curry straight to the table. That's right: Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God is out now on Steam, priced at just $19.99 with a 40% launch discount lasting until 11th June, meaning that you pay just $11.99! 

Join Pupuru on a delicious adventure filled with excitement, thrills and all the curry you can eat as you quest to save your favourite local curry restaurant from being swallowed up by the big bad curry chain which has moved into town. 

Take part in a meaty quest to discover the four Legendary Ingredients needed to make the Legendary Magic Curry! Explore dungeons that change shape each time you visit them. Fight monsters, collect items and cook curry to power up your characters! Can you save Smile Curry, or will you never again eat your favourite spicy dish?! 

  • Quest for Curry - Arm yourself, stock up on Skills and then venture forth into the many dungeons, filled with weird and wonderful monsters, handy items and - of course! - the freshest curry ingredients. 

  • Share your curry with "friends" - A strange quest needs a strange group of companions. Share your food with your gluttonous but brave companion, Kuu, to power him up. Hang out with Puni, servant of the Great Curry God and ignore the attentions of Gigidos, the slightly creepy Dark Lord of the Netherworld. 

  • Behold, the Power of Curry! Make delicious curry from the ingredients you find in the dungeon and boost your stats. Or, throw your cooking failures at your enemies to nerf their abilities! 

When it was released on PlayStation Vita, Sorcery Saga received some very tasty reviews including: 

USgamer - 4/5 "Who knew a game could make you so obsessed with a food item?" 

Pocket Gamer UK - 8/10 "This gem of a roguelike dungeon-crawler doesn't pull any punches and leaves you with an immense feeling of accomplishment if you're skilled (and lucky) enough to clear its dungeons." 

IGN - 7.5/10  "If you’re looking to expand your gaming palette, Sorcery Saga is a tasty little morsel for the Vita that offers both plenty of challenges and lots of laughs." 

So, head on over to the Steam Store and take advantage of this mouth-watering deal. 

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