August 2012

Cthulhu Saves The World

Sequel to Breath of Death VII

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.

Now one would of course question why a big bad such as Cthulhu would turn suddenly to the side of good. Well he hasn’t...not willingly. See, he was well on the way to dropping the world into madness when a mysterious guy took his powers away. This leaves the Elder God powerless to crush this silly world.

Yogscast - Simon Plays! - Cthulhu Saves the World!


Breath of Death VII

Available on Xbox LIVE for 80 points

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.

Nostalgia and the pleasure of losing myself with a quirky cast is just fun to me. But rpgs (or jrpgs, if you want to be technical about it) had its pratfalls.

A Fist Full of Rupees

Video game parody

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.

Alien Jelly

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. 

Alien Jelly DBP Entry 2011