Dev. Zeboyd Games
Pub. Zeboyd Games
It’s pretty hard to see a game title like Cthulhu Saves the World and not instantly decide to play it. That’s what happened to me. I didn’t even care what kind of game it was. It could have been a first-person shooter (which triggers my motion sickness) for all I cared. I needed this game. And, I tell you, I was not disappointed.
What’s it about?
The dark lord Cthulhu rose from the depths of the ocean to sink the world into insanity and darkness, but, before he could cause any damage, his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. Now, he is tasked to become a true hero so that he can gain his powers back. In order to destroy the world, Cthulhu must first save it.
What did I think?
Cthulhu Saves the World is an RPG parody. It takes old school RPG graphics, reminiscent of the first Final Fantasy game, to tell you the downright hilarious tale of how the dark lord Cthulhu has to become a hero among humans. Pretty great, right?
The graphics are nostalgic to me, since I spent my childhood playing 16-bit RPGs like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. The story line is entertaining and the dialogue is sarcastic, witty and just plain funny.
Not only is this game funny and clever, but it also has characters you actually like. You can laugh at the rival hero team, but sincerely care about whether Umi dies in battle. Cthulhu himself is even lovable.
The only criticism I have of this game is that there’s too much walking without enough action. Each new place has random corridors or pathways that have nothing to do with anything. I find myself randomly picking one way and ending up in a dead end, then having to fight in 5 battles to get back to where I was. It’s a little frustrating (especially when filming a Let’s Play) and somewhat boring.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do. I highly recommend it. Despite the boring grinding, it’s a well-made and incredibly entertaining game. You can buy it on Steam in a pack with Breath of Death VII: The Beginning for only $2.99.