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  • Summary: From the developers of Guacamelee! 1 + 2 comes Nobody Saves the World, a new twist on Action RPGs, in which you play many different character Forms, each with their own unique gameplay mechanics.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 18, 2022
    95
    Nobody Saves the World is a superb adventure, with lots of to see, do, experiment with, and have lots of crazy fun whilst doing so.
  2. Jan 18, 2022
    90
    It’s rare that we get a game as strong as Nobody Saves the World so early in the year. With excellent combat, a huge overworld to explore, and a ton of personality, I don’t have a lot negative to say about it. Those who enjoy games like Hades and The Binding of Isaac have found their next fix. Even if you’re not generally a big fan of roguelikes, the game’s more linear overworld and forgiving checkpoints offer an inviting path to entry.
  3. Jan 18, 2022
    85
    Nobody Saves the World is a lively, funny, and original take on the well-trodden Diablo-style action RPG that’s held back only slightly by a few sticky structural issues. Nobody Saves the World won’t completely change your world, but it should brighten it a bit.
  4. Jan 18, 2022
    80
    If it's a bit flabby and messy, though, Nobody Saves the World is far more often a delight. Guacamelee was a showcase for ingenious level design, but here DrinkBox demonstrates a different knack for layering up complex systems, which combine and play off each other in deviously logical ways. Under the brash exterior lies a wonderfully technical game that offers the freedom to let you discover the quality of its craft in your own time. Grinding through quests is a genuine pleasure and, well, who doesn't want to be a horse with the powers of a slug?
  5. Jan 18, 2022
    80
    If one were being picky, you could argue Drinkbox’s focus this time on repeated dungeon-crawling may not have the same wow factor the studio’s past projects have garnered on first glance. But while early parts may seem daunting in its implied reliance on needless grind, what players will quickly learn in Nobody Saves the World is that its flexibility with combat and dexterity with character customization is what will keep them happily fixated until adventure’s end. Even if the occasional writing doesn’t hit in the way the studio is hoping. But credit to Drinkbox for not falling into the trap of becoming too reliant on roguelite mechanics in so far as how the world is structured and how players go about rising to the task. Because what truly shines here is the studio’s ability to encourage experimentation without it feeling, like its level progression, too much of a burden to take on. Added to on top by well-suited side-quests, a challenge system that rarely gets tiresome and a general feeling throughout that one’s time never feels wasted, Nobody Saves the World stands as Drinkbox’s most curious but mechanically-satisfying title to date.
  6. Jan 18, 2022
    75
    Nobody Saves The World is a nice action-adventure game set in a colorful cartoon-like universe. The game knows how to pace the player's progress by alternating dialogues and funny scenes with satisfying and pleasant fights. Despite its disappointing dungeons and its overall lack of challenge, it offers many fun characters to play with and its progression system that encourages experimentation and renews the pleasure of playing.
  7. Jan 18, 2022
    70
    The middle of Nobody Saves the World is a lot of fun, but it is bookended by a slow beginning and final hours that lose steam as the campaign comes to an end.

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