The folks at Devolver certainly have a type and know how to pick weird but excellent indies, striking gold again
The moment I even saw the art for this title I had a feeling I would be in love. Relatively adorable cartoon animals led by a charismatic lamb who channels the unholy power of a trapped god?!?! What’s there not to like? Thankfully, if you’re a fan of often tense top-down slashing and dodging action you shouldn’t be terribly disappointed, though the game undoubtedly doesn’t break much ground in that arena with its melee weapons that make you choose between speed and power and a hodgepodge of supplemental powers. What does set it apart though, and where it may lose some people, is that managing your cult members is actually where a substantial amount of your time and efforts will need to be focused as well if you want to make headway. Now, making the normal after-run meta progression into its own sort of game absolutely gives the game far more quirk, charm, and even challenge, but the question will be whether any given player is looking for that value add or just wants to keep slashing. Depending on where you lie on that spectrum will likely determine whether it’s for you.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.9]