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Review: Cthulhu Saves the World (2011)

Dev. Zeboyd Games
Pub. Zeboyd Games
Released: 7/13/2011
Platform: PC

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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.

About Vanri The Rogue

Hey guys! I'm Vanri. Vanri the Rogue. I enjoy all types of games. I grew up with NES, SNES, N64, Playstation and a Virtual Boy in my house. I love RPGs mainly, but I will always be up for trying new games. My favorites include the Fable series, Final Fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons, Betrayal at House on the Hill and so many more.

2 responses »

  1. Remember the part with the ball of heroes, where the one character mentions heroes enshrined there like Alma the Younger?

    He (yes, this Alma’s a he) is actually a character from the Book of Mormon, who did stuff like curse an atheist preacher with muteness and get him to write a confession that the devil wanted him to teach atheism.

    Idk how you feel about that. >_< I personally have PTSD from dealing with the Mormons who raised me, so I kind of had to stop playing there. It's a shame, since it looks like a fun, quirky game.

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    • Vanri The Rogue

      That’s such a shame you couldn’t keep playing it. I’m sorry about that. It’s such a fun game. If you’re looking for something similar, Breath of Death VII is very similar. It’s not based around Cthulhu, but it has a similar feel to its fun and quirky nature. I’m going to be playing it for our YouTube Channel in the near future, too. -Vanri

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