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Twelve Games of Christmas #7 – Lilly and Sasha: Nexus of Souls

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 19, 2010

So for indie game #7, I thought I’d note indie RPG Lilly and Sasha: Nexus of Souls.  The second game of the series by John Wizard Games, this one literally picks up immediately where the last one ended in something of a cliffhanger. I would not be surprised if this second one ends much the same.

The game series follows the tale of two sisters – Lilly and Sasha. Courtesy of a nasty little nihilistic wizard, Sasha becomes possessed by the spirit of an ancient evil named Zahhak. Time is running out as they quest for a cure before Zahhak takes over Sasha’s mind completely. At the opening of this second game of the trilogy, things have gone from bad to worse.  The cover art to the right pretty much describes it.

I’ve felt that John Wizard Games really makes an effort to make their games stand apart from many of the commercial RPG Maker titles by emphasizing simple puzzle-solving and tasks. That’s commonly a feature that I associate with adventure games, but these games are still solidly in RPG territory. There’s just a lot more to do that straight combat.

Most indie RPG series like this try to make it really easy to jump into the story without having played the earlier games, and Nexus of Souls is no exception. But the way this story is going, picking up where it does, I’m going to suggest in this case that you’d really be best off starting with the first game, Lilly and Sasha: Curse of the Immortals. The story is pretty serialized, and the second game reveals some pretty serious spoilers during the intro. If you are going to try these games, try Curse of the Immortals first.

Try Lilly and Sasha: Curse of the Immortals (Part 1)

Try Lilly and Sasha: Nexus of Souls (Part 2)

Alas, as these are games made with RPG Maker, they are for Windows only. Sorry.

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