Over the last few years, several games which received critical and commercial acclaim on the PlayStation Vita, such as Conception II and Danganronpa, have been given a second home on other consoles and PC. Sorcery Saga: The Curse of The Great Curry God is one of these re-releases, which has been given a high definition facelift for its debut on Steam.
The game’s story focuses on a young cookery student named Pupuru who is on a mission to save her favourite local restaurant Smile Curry from being put out of business by a greedy restaurant franchise that is eager to eliminate any competition. In order to complete her journey, Pupuru must find four elusive ingredients which make a dish known as the Legendary Magic Curry, which will have the potential to save her favourite eatery from a corporate takeover. Like most RPG’s of its type, the plot is ridiculous yet thoroughly plausible, and is filled with slapstick humour and larger than life characters played for comedic effect, such as the mascot character Kuu who is only able to speak its name and a strict teacher who refuses to listen to completely plausible reasons for failure.
The player takes control of Pupuru, who is joined by a group of warriors who support her cause. Each of the dungeons you travel through are randomly generated, with several bonus floors providing additional bonuses along the way. If you have ever played the Mystery Dungeon series, you will be familiar with the battle system of Sorcery Saga. Every time you move, attack or use an item, you will use a turn and if any enemies are present on screen, they will respond in kind. While travelling through each dungeon, you will need to dodge traps, collect treasures and reach the stairway to the next floor. Unlike many traditional RPG’s, your level of experience resets back to 1 every time that you leave either through death or non-fatal methods. While this can be mildly frustrating, there is never a situation where the difficulty spikes make losing your gained experience a common consequence.