|Savin' the world - one insane cultist at a time.|
As an ardent Lovecraft and RPG fan, I whole-heartedly recommend this game.
If you're familiar with Breath of Death VII, then you already know what this game is like. If you're not, read on...
Cthulhu Saves the World is a light-hearted homage to both the classic JRPG's of yesteryear as well as H.P. Lovecrafts work. In this game, you play as Cthulhu, cosmic horror supreme, who undergoes a bit of a dilemma: rather than destroying the world, Cthulhu is tasked with saving it (hence the name.) Along the way, Cthulhu encounters many different characters and locales, many of which are pulled straight from Lovecraft's stories. Some help and join you, while most just want to fight.
As for the core gameplay, it's traditional turn-based RPG fare. You choose your options, watch everything unfold, and go for it again. There are plenty of characters to mix and match for your active party, all of which obtain their own unique skills and abilities. The level-up system from BoDVII is back, giving players a choice in how they want to build their characters upon gaining a level. Simple, but it adds a nice sense of strategy. The good ol' "stand next to a save point and grind out all of the battles in an area until they're gone" strategy is still the best way to break the game, so that's nice.
Overall, the game is fun and quirky. It's not very deep, and especially with the Diablo III's and Skyrim's and WoW's out today, Cthulhu Saves the World might seem a little too simple. But RPG's started somewhere and this game does a fine job at looking back lovingly.
If you're a fan of either classic RPG's or Lovecraft, this is a solid buy.
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