I’m still not used to typing four digits for the review number. Today almost ended up being “Day 107” all over again. But instead we find ourselves on Day 1007, looking at “JamSouls !” (note the space in the title if searching for it on the Dashboard).
The game is based around Pandora opening her titular (ahem) box, and unleashing Deception, Disease, Vice, Death, Passion, War, Destitution, Starvation, and Madness unto the world. Note the capital letters, as these are all proper nouns, as each blight is a specific being.
What makes this work, when some other XBLIGs arena combat games don’t, is that it supports single player (some are multiplayer only), it has very attractive presentation, and it has cool boss/environmental threats that players must dodge. It’s a nice way to spend 240 Microsoft Points, and this title has the extra polish and game modes (deathmatch, capture the flag, etc.) to justify the extra MSP.
Here’s what the developer (Kaosumog) has to say about the game:
“Be ready for some crazy battles with your buddies in the colorfull arena of jamsouls ! Discover several addictive game modes : -“Deathmatch” show them who is the boss -“Capture the flag” create strategy that will make your opponent cry -“Foot” show the way you roll ! and even more !”