- Publisher: DrinkBox Studios
- Release Date: Jan 18, 2022
- Also On: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
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Jan 18, 2022The main strength of Nobody Saves the World is that it is never banal: it is not so in the splendid music, in the funny dialogues, in the simple plot, nor in the complex but satisfying system of the Aspects, which gives the player the possibility of mix skills and create ever new and devastating builds. In short, it is a game in full Drinkbox style, different from the splendid Guacamelee !, but from which it inherits an over-the-top style and an explosion of creativity that can be found not only in the artistic component, but in every pixel.
Edge MagazineJan 27, 2022While by the time the credits roll we've pretty much had our fill, it must be doing something right for 20 hours' worth of moreish, lizard-brain fun to have flown by. [Issue#368, p.116]
Jan 18, 2022The 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.
Jan 30, 2022Unfortunately, Nobody Saves the World is inferior to the studio’s Guacamelee! games. Using the different forms seems to be a bit derivative and the whole experience depends in completing myriads of small tasks, which at some point resembles a shopping list. It’s still a fun experience, thanks to its humour and lively visuals but this feeling is constantly intertwined with that of a chore.
Jan 18, 2022Nobody Saves the World can be a lot of fun. Its mechanics are solid, it is visually pleasing and the music fits the game incredibly well. But the repetitive gameplay loop keeps it from becoming something special, therefore only making it something decent.
Jan 18, 2022It may sound harsh, but Nobody Saves the World really threw all my pet peeves into a barrel and gave it a nice coat of paint. To give this game some props though, the co-op is fun for a little while and the game plays well. The coat of paint is, without a lie, a really nice art style. It’s just that the grind really sucks and it makes you grind from THE INTRO DUNGEON. Oh right, I was supposed to be talking about the positives. Probably the best thing about this game is that it has a very long potential gameplay time, and if you have a kid or a casual friend you want to relax and punch some monsters with, Nobody Saves the World might be a really good game.
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Jan 18, 2022Drinkbox's latest is an ARPG that has real fun with the classes. [Eurogamer Recommended]
Jan 18, 2022Thing is, dungeons only exist to further EXP and FP. Aside from numbers and forms, there isn't anything else to chase. You clear dungeons to watch grades and bars rise. Crack open chests at the end of a dungeon and you'll get some tokens. What do they do? Up some numbers. I suppose this gives the game a clear focus, but it's one that gradually wears you down. This a game built for churning through, and that's the problem. Nobody isn't so much as saving the world, but clearing it, instead.
Awards & Rankings
Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 34 out of 61
Mixed: 17 out of 61
Negative: 10 out of 61
Jan 22, 2022I spent two hours with this before realizing that the whole game play loop was based around grinding.
Go into a dungeon, kite some monsters,I spent two hours with this before realizing that the whole game play loop was based around grinding.
Go into a dungeon, kite some monsters, make your numbers go up, rinse and repeat. Not worth my time.
- Snappy attacks and animations
- Grind grind grind
- clunky keyboard controls (if you don't have a controller)… Full Review »
Apr 8, 2022Fantastic game. There's so much variation with all the forms. It keeps it fresh right until the end.
Date Completed: 2022-04-08 Playtime:Fantastic game. There's so much variation with all the forms. It keeps it fresh right until the end.
Date Completed: 2022-04-08
Recommendation: Yes, it was so good.… Full Review »
Mar 17, 2022I tried this.game on.gamepass and i literally enjoyed it what .a fun game the forms and abilities are awesome the story os fine its a.gem