Okay, maybe they don´t exactly rule Steam – but compared to how their games did on XBLIG the good fellows at Zeboyd must at least feel like they rule supreme.
I don´t want to tell you again about CSTW or its predeccessor BoD VII – both games are worth much more than what Zeboyd is asking for on Steam or XBLIG.
What I do want is compare how well the title did on Steam and XBLIG. Developers are complaining about Microsoft more or less ignoring the channel – there simply seems to be nobody at Microsoft that sorts out the pearls in all the rubbish (yes – I´m talking about massage titles and guides for little kids on how to have free sex *didn´t work by the way!*). Steam does – they don´t allow every rubbish title, they select the games that developers actually spend love and time on.
Microsoft wake up!!! You created XNA and now you let others reap the fruits of your labour. Promising XNA devs flee the platform, others are at least planing to release on other platforms as well and those with a hit in the pipeline might switch sides as soon as they get their quartly sales figures.
We indienerds follow a simple recipe with our reviews; if it is not worth playing for at least fans of the genre, then we don´t bother reviewing it. No point in wasting your time or ours.
The games reviewed here represent the best you can find on the Xbox Live Indie marketplace and when I tell you that “Cthulhu Saves The World” is one of the finest indie games I ever reviewed, you might want to consider skipping the review and just go ahead and download it. I won´t blame you (much) and I don´t limit this suggestion to fans of the (J)RPG genre – this game is suited for everyone who enjoys a good laugh and well-thought-out dialogs.
Before you hit the MORE button to read the full review you should prepare yourself by adding the game to your download queue on the marketplace site and turn on your Xbox.
Since Breath of Death VII, most probably the best selling XBLIG RPG, the guys from Zeboyd Games gathered quite the fan audience. These days you don´t often get the chance to play a game in the JRPG style that was so popular on the 16 bit consoles. So when I finally got my hands on the first playtest version of “Cthulhu Saves The World” I had high hopes and expectations. Now after having spent over an hour with Cthulhu I got a pretty good impression of the new title – it´s gorgeous!
read more after the break (and have a look at some screenshots)
The new game from the creators of Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves The World, is coming soon to the Xbox Live Indie Games. Here are 7 brand-new Screenshots today released.
The game is promising to be just as funny and enjoyable as Breath of Death VII was. The graphics look even better and still have this wonderful retro look.