[PS5] Sofiya and the Ancient Clan Review
Sofiya and the Ancient Clan from eastasiasoft and Hentai Room is a 2D action platformer in which you must help the titular witch uncover the truth about her former master. Check our Sofiya and the Ancient Clan review!
Sofiya and the Ancient Clan from eastasiasoft and Hentai Room is a 2D action platformer in which you must help the titular witch uncover the truth about her former master. In a distant universe with a variety of creatures, two magic clans fought for power, with the Clan of Light winning in the end. All seemed to be good and well until a young witch by the name of Sofiya started to investigate, digging deeper into what really happened during the war and what her former master did to win.
The game gets its Rated M for Mature rating because of the images you can unlock by finding some spellbooks along the way, as well as by progressing through the game’s story. While said images could be catalogued as of the saucy variety, they’ve been considerably toned down when compared to the original images available in the game’s original version, which was released last year under a different name that helps you understand what type of images you could find – just do a web search for Sofiya Clan and you’ll see what I mean.
You’ll control Sofiya with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping and double jumping with the X button, and attacking with the Square button. Since she’s a witch, she’ll use magic attacks that consume some of her mana energy. Since there are many bottomless pits and one-hit kills by way of sharp spikes, you should always press up or down on the left analog stick or the D-Pad to check your surroundings before making a jump.
As you defeat enemies, which include different types of soldiers, giant bats, huge blobs, golems, evil wizards, venom-spitting plants, fiery skulls, blood bats, and more, they’ll sometimes drop small or medium health or mana vials. Collect these before they disappear so that you can recover some of your lost health or mana. Be quick because they’ll disappear a second after they drop onto the floor!
Defeat the first boss at the end of the first chapter, and you’ll gain a triple shott attack with limited ammo, which you can use with the Circle button. You’ll need to defeat enemies and collect the ammo power-ups they drop so that you can increase your stock for this weapon. As you defeat more bosses, you’ll gain access to other powerful spells that will aid Sofiya on her quest.
Trophy-wise, this eastasiasoft release has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to add to your collection. And since it’s a Cross-Buy title, if you have a PlayStation 5, you can play the PS4 and the PS5 versions and collect two new Platinums. The trophy list includes a single Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies. All you need to do for the Platinum is complete the first three chapters in the game, defeat 25, 100, and 150 enemies, collect 50, 100, and 150 mana or health potions, and unlock 3, 6, and 9 images in the gallery.
Sofiya and the Ancient Clan is a 2D action platformer that feels too straightforward for its own good. The gameplay loop is too basic, the music is repetitive, and the fan service is certainly going to rub some people the wrong way. Sofiya and the Ancient Clan is available at a $7.99 price. Since this is a Cross-Buy title, you’ll get both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions at no extra cost, and each one will have its own trophy list.
This Sofiya and the Ancient Clan review is based on a PlayStation 5 version provided by eastasiasoft.