Nobody Saves the World Reviews
Nobody does it better? Not quite, but this is a highly entertaining action RPG.
Drinkbox's latest is an ARPG that has real fun with the classes.
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.
Despite the huge variety of moves and characters, this disappointing follow-up to Guacamelee is let down by mindless combat and bland dungeon design.
Drinkbox Studios delivers a funny and challenging adventure that's not afraid to get weird and encourages clever customization.
Advancing the big picture with smaller, focused, (and most importantly, repeating) goals helps keep Nobody Saves the World's progression from being too rigid or linear. Lots of RPGs and games with perk trees aspire to non-linear progression, only to have that ideal undone when players discover that advancing sequentially is still the most efficient, least-time consuming way to beat the game. Nobody Saves the World's mix-and-match system, plus the baddies' collection of wards and vulnerabilities, kept me tinkering with my builds, which is fun in and of itself. My main build exemplified and optimized my preferred playing style (it's in the Rat, actually), and then I had one or two others to deal with whatever task or dungeon was immediately at hand. On the dungeon after that, I was rummaging through my menus like a fly fisherman knowing that the perfect lure was somewhere in his tackle box.
Nobody Saves The World is a fiendishly compelling action-RPG with creative ideas that all fit together for frictionless fun.
I was a bit skeptical about Nobody Saves the World pulling off everything it tried to do, but it won me over very quickly. While the main questline lacks some meat on the bones at times, a lot of people will barely notice it as they unlock new transformations and start to mix and match old ones.
Nobody Saves the World is a funny, inventive, but repetitive action RPG. It's fun to explore the class customisation, but that comes after repeatedly grinding dungeons to level up new forms. You'll have to ensure you really enjoy silly jokes and cooking up custom classes, which are definitely the game's biggest strength.
Nobody Saves the World maintains all the hallmarks of Drinkbox games: a direct, varied and entertaining gameplay, a visual section cartoon style and sense of humor ... A lot of sense of humor. If you liked the studio's previous games, it's a must.
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However, if that means Drinkbox ought to make a sequel to fully explore the world’s potential, I’m all for it. For action-RPG fans, Nobody Saves the World is a must-play; for Game Pass subscribers, it’s another classic surprise just waiting for you to stumble upon it.
Nobody Saves the World cleverly plays on RPG tropes, poking fun while injecting them with new life thanks to interesting mechanics that keep gameplay fresh. The story expertly balances humor and seriousness, and the world is gorgeous enough that you always feel encouraged to keep exploring. Drinkbox Studios delivers its best work yet and one of the early hits of 2022 with Nobody Saves the World.
A fascinating ARPG with high doses of dungeon crawler that manages to surprise with its curious gameplay and interesting artwork.
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Nobody Saves the World is a sparkling, crazy and easygoing action-adventure, capable of entertaining for a long time and providing hours of genuine fun.
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The Nobody Saves the World Frozen Hearth DLC provides fun new challenges and two new well-designed forms to experiment with.
Nobody Saves the World is great on Switch, and Drinkbox's excellent adventure should be snapped up by those who've yet to play it.
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.
An action RPG that has you shapeshifting through a colourful world. Despite that colour, and some really fun moments, repetitive dungeon-crawls mean you're not so much saving the world as clearing it.
Overall, Nobody Saves the World could have been exceptional, but there are certain aspects that are lacking. The expected Drinkbox Studios humor isn’t pervasive enough to keep people playing to see what’s next, the story is negligible and seems like something tossed in to give players a half-hearted sense of purpose, and the repetitiveness of quests gets tiresome very quickly. The positives of the game – the appealing art style, variety of skills and dungeons, and perhaps multiplayer — might not be enough to keep players interested either. That being said, the gameplay and presentation of Nobody Saves the World will undoubtedly win over many people, and it may capture the attention of others for a solid chunk of time.
Nobody Saves the World is a humorous romp through a 2D world where the hero is little more than a pale, pantsless shell that players can magically transform into a colorful cast of characters. RPG elements let players customize the experience even further as they rack up a body count of baddies.