Cthulhu Saves the World

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Description

The player takes on the role of Cthulhu (from H.P. Lovecraft's mythos) spreading insanity to all those opposing him. The story starts with Cthulhu suffering a curse sealing his powers. To remove the curse he must become a true hero and save the world. Afterwards he can continue with his business and destroy it as was his original plan.

Cthulhu Saves the World is a parody of older RPGs from the 8 bit and 16 bit era. Gameplay is reminiscent of early Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games with a top-down world view and turn-based combat mechanics. The game features random enemy encounters, boss fights, and multiple party members. Character development is a branching system: players pick from two choices which change each level up.

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Cthulhu Saves the World Windows The game frequently breaks the fourth wall
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows Title screen
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows There's a "developer's commentary mode" to learn more about the making of the game
Cthulhu Saves the World Windows Combat is handled as in old RPGs such as the early Dragon Quest titles

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Indius Xbox 360 Jan 20, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Indius Windows Jan 20, 2012 18 out of 20 90
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Windows Aug 02, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Xbox 360 Aug 02, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
Legendra Windows Nov 04, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 20, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Digitally Downloaded iPad Jul 04, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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