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16th Jul '13 12:41:57 PM StFan
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Sword of Sodan is an Amiga game released in 1988 by Discovery Software. The game play was a simple 2D hack and slash where you can take control as Brodan (the male hero), or Shardan (the female hero) who are twin siblings of Lordan, the king of a northern kingdom. They both were sent away to the mountains, under the protection of a bitter old man who also trains them in sword combat. When they learned of Lordan's kingdom being torn apart by the evil necromancer, Zoras, they set off, but not before the old man provides one of them with the Sword of Sodan. That very sword which had foiled Zoras' first attempt by Sodan himself.

The game itself was well received for it's time. Despite it's simplistic gameplay, which was basically move forward and slash everything in front of you while occasionally mixing and using potions for power-ups, the graphics itself was impressive for the time. Big character sprites that looked fairly detailed, and the backgrounds being bright and colorful.

It was re-released in 1993 for the Amiga, and shortly thereafter, the SegaGenesis, which was handled by {{EA}}. The former wasn't received as well, and the latter had changes done that made it worse. With enemies attacking on ''both sides'' instead of one, with levels and enemies cut, and increasing the overall difficulty with faulty controls (not to mention the exaggerated advertising on the box), among other flawed game design choices. You can see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EJSChKeeLA UrinatingTree's review]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbPiOAzFAgo BlondeGuyGamer's review]] of the game if you wanna see for yourself.

!!Sword Of Sodan provides examples of:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Shardon for the entire game, save for the character select screen which almost completely covers her chest.
* BloodierAndGorier: The genesis version invokes this.
* DeathTrap: There are a couple of these in the castle. In the genesis version, they are not so obvious to spot.
* DecapitationRequired: To kill the giants, you'll need to get them on their knees by doing enough damage, then swing at the head.
* ExcusePlot: The plot can be summarized like this: You are the son/daughter of the king, been trained since kids, and now have to stop an evil wizard!
* GroinAttack: You can duck and stab at your enemies, which looks like you're doing this.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: These zombies like to shoot lights at you when they die. Made worse in the genesis version since they can come from both ways.
* PortingDisaster: The SegaGenesis version.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Brodan for the entire game, save for the cape he has during gameplay.

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Sword of Sodan is an Amiga game released in 1988 by Discovery Software. The game play was a simple 2D hack and slash where you can take control as Brodan (the male hero), or Shardan (the female hero) who are twin siblings of Lordan, the king of a northern kingdom. They both were sent away to the mountains, under the protection of a bitter old man who also trains them in sword combat. When they learned of Lordan's kingdom being torn apart by the evil necromancer, Zoras, they set off, but not before the old man provides one of them with the Sword of Sodan. That very sword which had foiled Zoras' first attempt by Sodan himself.

The game itself was well received for it's time. Despite it's simplistic gameplay, which was basically move forward and slash everything in front of you while occasionally mixing and using potions for power-ups, the graphics itself was impressive for the time. Big character sprites that looked fairly detailed, and the backgrounds being bright and colorful.

It was re-released in 1993 for the Amiga, and shortly thereafter, the SegaGenesis, which was handled by {{EA}}. The former wasn't received as well, and the latter had changes done that made it worse. With enemies attacking on ''both sides'' instead of one, with levels and enemies cut, and increasing the overall difficulty with faulty controls (not to mention the exaggerated advertising on the box), among other flawed game design choices. You can see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EJSChKeeLA UrinatingTree's review]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbPiOAzFAgo BlondeGuyGamer's review]] of the game if you wanna see for yourself.

!!Sword Of Sodan provides examples of:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Shardon for the entire game, save for the character select screen which almost completely covers her chest.
* BloodierAndGorier: The genesis version invokes this.
* DeathTrap: There are a couple of these in the castle. In the genesis version, they are not so obvious to spot.
* DecapitationRequired: To kill the giants, you'll need to get them on their knees by doing enough damage, then swing at the head.
* ExcusePlot: The plot can be summarized like this: You are the son/daughter of the king, been trained since kids, and now have to stop an evil wizard!
* GroinAttack: You can duck and stab at your enemies, which looks like you're doing this.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: These zombies like to shoot lights at you when they die. Made worse in the genesis version since they can come from both ways.
* PortingDisaster: The SegaGenesis version.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Brodan for the entire game, save for the cape he has during gameplay.
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29th Apr '13 3:33:14 PM SpaceMan568o
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!!Sword Of Sodan provides examples ofof:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Shardon for the entire game, save for the character select screen which almost completely covers her chest.



* WalkingShirtlessScene: Brodan for the entire game, save for the cape he has.

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Brodan for the entire game, save for the cape he has.has during gameplay.
3rd Feb '13 8:07:39 PM SpaceMan568o
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* BloodierAndGorier: The genesis version invokes this.
* DeathTrap: There are a couple of these in the castle. In the genesis version, they are not so obvious to spot.
* DecapitationRequired: To kill the giants, you'll need to get them on their knees by doing enough damage, then swing at the head.



* PortingDisaster: The SegaGenesis version.

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* PortingDisaster: The SegaGenesis version.version.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Brodan for the entire game, save for the cape he has.
3rd Feb '13 8:02:25 PM SpaceMan568o
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Sword of Sodan is an Amiga game released in 1988 by Discovery Software. The game play was a simple 2D hack and slash where you can take control as Brodan (the male hero), or Shardan (the female hero) who are twin siblings of Lordan, the king of a northern kingdom. They both were sent away to the mountains, under the protection of a bitter old man who also trains them in sword combat. When they learned of Lordan's kingdom being torn apart by the evil necromancer, Zoras, they set off, but not before the old man provides one of them with the Sword of Sodan. That very sword which had foiled Zoras' first attempt by Sodan himself.

The game itself was well received for it's time. Despite it's simplistic gameplay, which was basically move forward and slash everything in front of you while occasionally mixing and using potions for power-ups, the graphics itself was impressive for the time. Big character sprites that looked fairly detailed, and the backgrounds being bright and colorful.

It was re-released in 1993 for the Amiga, and shortly thereafter, the SegaGenesis, which was handled by {{EA}}. The former wasn't received as well, and the latter had changes done that made it worse. With enemies attacking on ''both sides'' instead of one, with levels and enemies cut, and increasing the overall difficulty with faulty controls (not to mention the exaggerated advertising on the box), among other flawed game design choices. You can see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EJSChKeeLA UrinatingTree's review]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbPiOAzFAgo BlondeGuyGamer's review]] of the game if you wanna see for yourself.

!!Sword Of Sodan provides examples of
* ExcusePlot: The plot can be summarized like this: You are the son/daughter of the king, been trained since kids, and now have to stop an evil wizard!
* GroinAttack: You can duck and stab at your enemies, which looks like you're doing this.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: These zombies like to shoot lights at you when they die. Made worse in the genesis version since they can come from both ways.
* PortingDisaster: The SegaGenesis version.
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