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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: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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 31, 2022
    90
    Nobody Saves the World is an enticing adventure through and through. The first time I stumbled upon a decaying dragon corpse or the rusted remains of a giant robot and knew I had to fight baddies inside their guts, I was sold. But DrinkBox Studios transformed the combat of a top-down adventure game into a magical experience by literally allowing the player to transform into the most typical and bizarre forms imaginable. Who knew an action game would allow players to become an egg that helplessly rolled through cat warlocks or a horse that could only attack when facing away from danger? These unique forms make for equally unique combat that merely ask the player to constantly experiment with the tools they are given. And who can say that isn’t fun? Nobody.
  3. 88
    Nobody Saves the World is a hack n' slash that starts from a quite casual approach, due to the lack of both inventory and skill points distribution, but shows its real depth after a few hours of play, when we are called to experiment with thousands of different builds to to better tear all enemies to pieces. The repetitiveness that generally plagues this kind of games is kept under control thanks to fun quests and a plot that takes us on a tour around a crazy world. Absolutely recommended both for hack n' slash lovers and for those who want to approach to this genre of games without taking them too seriously.
  4. Jan 18, 2022
    80
    This game surprises for its simplicity and, at the same time, for the complexity of some of its game mechanics. Nobody Saves The World is always fun, with nice characters and never boring fights (even if monsters are quite repetitive).
  5. Jan 24, 2022
    80
    For those looking for some co-op fun, Nobody Saves the World is your game. If you’ve got a buddy that likes top-down action RPGs, make sure to add this one to your queue.
  6. Jan 18, 2022
    75
    With Nobody Saves The World, DrinkBox Studios once again proves its talent, between a wacky setting and a relevant game system.
  7. Jan 18, 2022
    55
    It 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Apr 8, 2022
    10
    Fantastic 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
    Playtime: 18.5h
    Enjoyment: 10/10
    Recommendation: Yes, it was so good.
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  2. Feb 20, 2022
    10
    Loved it. Easily put in 20 hours without thinking. Reminds me of South Park Fracture But Whole. Short but very carefully crafted. LovedLoved it. Easily put in 20 hours without thinking. Reminds me of South Park Fracture But Whole. Short but very carefully crafted. Loved experimenting with abilities and everything connects so well. For 30$ you will get 30$ worth of fun gameplay. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2022
    10
    I 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
  4. Mar 14, 2022
    8
    The game is a great grind! an indi you shouldn't sleep on, if you like ARPG's check this one out. They added co-op adding a good amount ofThe game is a great grind! an indi you shouldn't sleep on, if you like ARPG's check this one out. They added co-op adding a good amount of replayability. Expand
  5. May 24, 2022
    8
    So here we are again with another fantastic action adventure RPG! You wake up in a shed with no clue who you are and what to do. You discoverSo here we are again with another fantastic action adventure RPG! You wake up in a shed with no clue who you are and what to do. You discover a wand that grants you transformation powers and you must find the wizard Nostradamus and the gem shards so you can stop Calamity from taking over the world!

    This one has a classic top down look to it but loaded with all kinds of goodies from all over the action RPG genre. Sure, initially you may get the feeling this is inspired from Zelda but that’s only in the camera angle and that feeling goes away very quickly. Fans of The Binding of Isaac will love the gross and overly animated beings and creatures throughout the land. The landscape itself is very creative and very much alive. The monsters are wicked and get more ludacris as you level up and conquer more dungeons. The dungeons themselves turn into Diablo-esque mazes with hordes of monsters trying to swarm you and kill you.

    The gameplay itself is meant to attract newer/casual gamers while also appealing to those who have been playing games similar to this for decades. The amount of quests that open up are wild, you will constantly be busy with quests and the map tells you exactly what to do and where to go. You won’t get lost but it won’t hold your hand. You do have to figure out the land and use your forms to navigate and fight.

    The form transformation itself is a neat mechanic. You’re a naked bald kid that finds a magic wand, this wand allows you to turn into powerful forms that have different skills and powers. These skills allow you to find secrets within the overworld and allow you to beat certain monsters as you progress. You can even customize a form with other forms skills to really create a skilled hero. Each form has its strengths and weaknesses and it's your job to navigate and figure out which one is best for your current situation.

    Speaking of weakness, enemies have wards that you have to figure out as you progress. If a “baddie” has a blunt attack ward, you must hit them with a blunt attack. A sharp ward? You must hit them with a sharp attack. This adds a depth to the fighting and makes it so you have to be strategic in certain dungeons. If you don’t have the level or skills yet to fight off these enemies, then you must get XP….right? Well killing enemies doesn’t give you XP. Completing quests and conquering dungeons grants you XP. You also have 2 XP bars. One XP bar for your current form and another XP bar for your overall levels. Pay attention to your quest log to gain XP at a faster rate, especially when using certain forms as you can only use specific skills to complete specific quests.

    Save and save a lot. Death is inevitable but it's not as punishing as you would think. When you die, you don’t even lose your progress. If you die at a boss fight, you do have to clear the dungeon again but your xp and progress stays the same. It’s more like a slap on the wrist rather than a punch to the stomach.

    Overall the game is incredibly fun with beautiful artwork and fun dynamics. The game's soundtrack tends to get repetitive at times as the music seems to only consist of a few tracks. Beginner’s may soon discover that even though this game starts out easy, it doesn’t stay that way for long. It’s not too difficult but you have to keep your wits about you.

    Later in the game note: I am getting far in the game and it’s getting repetitive. It’s turning into a rinse and repeat situation. Apparently it’s better to slowly level up transformations to gain more stars for dungeon access. It took me an extra 3-4 hours just to level up my other forms just so I could access the Dragon Ruler’s Alcazar. IF I would have known that at the beginning of the game I would have saved myself several hours. That grind was the worst part of the game. The game itself, the characters and the land was a treat. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this game as much as I did but I thought it was a great action RPG game.
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  6. Jan 22, 2022
    5
    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,
    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.

    Pros:
    - Pretty
    - Snappy attacks and animations

    Cons:
    - Grind grind grind
    - clunky keyboard controls (if you don't have a controller)
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  7. Mar 17, 2022
    0
    If you love bad controls and grinding, this game will relieve you of that love.

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