When it comes to adjectives I like to see associated with games, weird and funny are pretty high on my list, though I’ll concede that that doesn’t always make for a top-notch play experience necessarily. tERRORbane is an odd duck, on the one hand being set up as a traditional JRPG with an overworld, plenty of NPCs, and turn-based combat. On the other hand you’ll be “interacting” directly with the game developer, who promises the game is complete and ready for play, but it’s clear pretty quickly that very much isn’t the case. The result is an odd experience, which you could take two ways. If you’re showing up to play an RPG you’ll likely be a bit upset, but if you’re there for the weird ride where your objective is more often to hunt down any way you can to “break the game” it can be a bit fun… though that still can feel like an odd experience since it involves spending a fair amount of time being unsuccessful as well. If you enjoy an experience that skewers the ordinary and has a sense of humor about the genre and even the broader industry it’s a fun ride with jokes that range from the more obvious to the unexpected. A definite treat for the weirdos out there!
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]