Posted: December 23
Do you like classic rpgs? If the answer is yes then you must own this game!
Coming fresh off of Zeboyd Games smash hit Breath Of Death VII, I knew I was in for a great game. What I was unprepared for was that this game was more then great, it is magnificent! This has everything Breath Of Death has and improved upon it in every way possible.
You take control of Cthulhu, mankind's worst nightmare who lost all of his powers. How can he get them back? By doing heroic deeds for mankind! With a story like this you can only expect something epic and wacky at the same time and this is just what the developer is known for. Throughout your adventure you will laugh with hilarious jokes and scenarios that will keep you entertained and wanting more.
This game is high on humor but don't let that fool you to think this is a not so serious rpg. Beyond the story the developer has taken a major overhaul to the graphics compared to it's last game Breath Of Death VII. Instead of taking a 8bit graphic style it went full force with 16 bit and looks as good as Final Fantasy 3 and Chrono Trigger on SNES. Overall the graphics are detailed and much more dynamic then the last game. The music for Cthulhu is like Breath Of Death VII having a more cd quality sound then chip tunes it worked well. In fact too well! I must express that the music in this game is completely mind blowing!
The combat is much like classic Dragon Warrior on NES with more depth and very rewarding overall. Each turn the enemies grows stronger so you must think fast. At your disposal you have your standard attacks, magic attacks and tech attacks but you also a unique attack called unite. Using unite will team up with other party members for damage or helpful status effects. Upon defeating your enemies, you get your life refilled however your magic will refill slightly depending on how fast you finish the fight. You must manage your attacks and kill monsters efficiently or you could be in big trouble in later dungeons. As you level up you have the option to choose how your characters develop so if you want a more magic focused or combat focused character is completely up to you.
Zeboyd Games know how to make classic rpgs more up to date and it shows with this game. While this game has random battles, each dungeon zone has a limit of random battles and when you break this limit, you are free to explore. If you wish to grind further you have the option to do so in your main menu. Also in this menu you can travel to past towns at anytime and also save your game.
Unlike most rpgs, this game has replay value to keep you playing again and again. You have different difficulty levels so how you want to play the game is up to you. Upon completing the game you have harder difficulty levels and even more modes of play! You even have the option to play the game with director commentary and read about the thoughts the developer had in different key parts of the game. This alone not only makes the game worth it but worth beyond the value it sells for. This game is complete perfection and I highly recommend to any classic rpg gamer.