Remember that game Breath of Death VII? Well the company behind that made a sequel. Not any old sequel, but one with the most unlikely of lead characters. Cthulhu. Yes, the god of madness, of everything most vile and evil and just wrong is the main player character of Cthulhu Saves the World.
I am an RPG junkie. I love the fun of going through lots of command lists, guessing which attack or heal is best for my party of 3-4 on screen participants, which gear, which position (some games make it so you can move players forward or back to mitigate damage) and the stories. Oh yeah, I love 'em. I love the newer fare with the fancy photographic beauty of now…to the ones of 8 bit glory. Oh yeah, original Final Fantasy, you were hours of fun. Crono Trigger you depressing yet immense game, you.
I love video game parodies. I love seeing what humor gamers will find from a loved (or not) franchise and how they run with it. Parodies such as game comics, written out recaps of the game, but most through video. Enter YouTube, a hive of scum and villainy, and hundreds if not thousands of videos dealing with gaming. From tongue in cheek reviews to let’s plays to remixes of a video game theme, it’s there.
I’ve played many quirky alien themed games out there. I’ve played many games with a move-the-block mechanic. But take say the games ‘Destroy All Humans’ and ‘Edge’, put them in a blender and shake the residue out and you get this game, Alien Jelly. On a yearly lunch trip, floating brains encased in jelly run into a snag that has them scattered around space. Rescue ships are deployed. But alas, the troubles that stand between the many alien jelly brain things and safety: crates, spikes, lasers and robots. Yes, robots.