Cthulhu Saves the World
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Cthulhu Saves the World Review

Release Date: July 13, 2011 Genres: RPG, Indie
  • 8.0
  • Top Down Perspective
  • PC Controller Support
review by Plucky on April 23, 2013, 7:28 p.m.
Cthulhu Saves the World Review “In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” The great Cthulhu needs no assistance! Thumbnail

There is nothing more beautiful, nothing as miraculous or inspiring than human beings weaving pieces of their hearts and souls into a captivating symphony of programming prowess, literary eulogy and comic relief. If Zeboyd Games could have found a way to meld Mexican food into this game, it would offer a short, but compelling, list of reasons to live.

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The love in this game is palpable. This is not just a feeble play on words concerning the homage paid to H.P. Lovecraft (though I kinda like it). There is so much personality and genuine enthusiasm expressed in the dialogue, the comical descriptions of friends and foes, and of course the director commentary (I highly recommend enabling this in your playthrough) which in my opinion made the overall product more engaging and enjoyable.

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  • 7.0 Story

    This epic begins with our protagonist “Cthulhu” (an evil alien-deity of Lovecraftian lore) having his powers revoked by an unidentified narrator. In order to restore his powers, the mysterious narrator informs him that he must become a hero. Only then can he go back to planning the demise of mankind. Read More →

  • 8.0 Gameplay

    Combat style is turn-based JRPG. Four characters form a party and aside from their default attack, each character has different skills which are broken up into two categories; magic and technique. Both sets of skills rely upon MP to carry out. Read More →

  • 8.0 Soundtrack

    I was surprisingly impressed by the complex soundtrack of this game. It appears that rendering quality theme music for various villages, dungeons and combat sequences was given a high level of importance during development and it shows. Read More →

  • 7.0 Replay Value

    The normal mode of this game takes about 6-10 hours to finish. After that, you completionists can go on to beat the game on Hard and then Insane modes. Read More →

  • 10.0 Bang For Your Buck

    All things considered, especially the vast possibilities for replay value and the fact that I bought this game on Steam for $2.99 I'd say it doesn't get much better than this. Read More →

8.0 Overall Score