Review: Nobody Saves the World

Welcome to our review of Nobody Saves the World, where you are a nobody in charge of well, you guessed it!

Transform from a featureless nobody into a SLUG, a GHOST and a DRAGON in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee! Discover 15+ distinct Forms, mix-and-match their abilities, clear evolving dungeons and… SAVE THE WORLD!?

 

 

When the ancient Calamity re-awakens, who can save the world? Nobody! (That’s you, you’re Nobody.) Master the art of transformation to become a Slug, Ghost, Dragon, and more in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee!

Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld – on your own or with a friend online – while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and save the world!

Transform into MANY FORMS: Unlock 15+ distinct Forms, from Rat to Rogue to Robot, each with its own unique gameplay mechanics. Mix & Match ABILITIES: Combine over 80 Form abilities to create powerful customized builds. Play as an Egg that can leave a trail of slime and shoot fireballs!!! We can’t stop you!

Unconventional QUESTS: Help the strange inhabitants of this world deal with their troubles. Each Form also has its own set of quests, which you can complete in creative ways.
Evolving Dungeons: As you become stronger, procedurally generated dungeons increase in difficulty and complexity to keep you on your toes.

Online Co-op: Invite a friend to play through all, or part, of your adventure together!
New Game+: Put your Forms and abilities to the test against leveled-up enemies and dungeons with remixed difficulty modifiers. Awesome Soundtrack: New original music by acclaimed composer Jim Guthrie.

Nobody Saves the World left a very bad first impression but that changed quickly once I really got a hang of the weird fighting mechanic. I can only give the advice to really pay attention when the game explains the mechanics as I seemed to have ignored the part about doing serious damage.

Once you get to really knowing how to attack, the feeling of helplessness disappears completely and you will dare attack a pack of enemies in no time. It is kind of fun to really do this kind of hit and run mixed with heavy attacks. Moving from one form to the next, every time trying to exploit its weaknesses and its strengths.

Nobody Saves the World is a surprisingly solid Action RPG when you think about it. It comes with a more than decent fighting mechanism. It has a funny start to the story and as per usual, this is up to you to decide to play or not, but in the approx 20 hours it took me to finish, I felt like I would even buy a physical of this game.

 

 

In conclusion, Nobody Saves the World might catch you off guard with its funny design and seemingly ridiculous story, but underneath it all, a more than solid game that sure caught me off guard.

8.5/10

Tested on Xbox Series X