Cute, humorous and starring a sassy speaking cat, Gibbous – A Cthulhu Journey launches you instantly into all of the thriller and intrigue. The plot centres round a classically Lovecraftian cult bent on elevating Eldritch horrors from the depth of the ocean. To take action, they want the fabled Necronomicon, a darkish and historical tome with magical powers.
You discover the conspiracy from the angle of an unlikely staff of three: Don R. Ketype, a non-public investigator with the Haunter’s Mark; Buzz Kerwan, a librarian who stumbles throughout the Necronomicon; and Kitteh, Buzz’s cat, who’s unintentionally cursed with human speech. As a participant, you play as every of the three in numerous chapters of the story. The lends the gameplay a little bit of selection and allows you to discover extra of the story and the world by switching views.
Gibbous – A Cthulhu Journey is a point-and-click story that works actually properly on the Change. For probably the most half, it’s clear which parts of the background you possibly can work together with, with out them being so apparent you lose any immersion within the setting. Having the choice of utilizing the analog stick or the touchscreen is a pleasant characteristic that feels prefer it ought to be a given in point-and-click video games however isn’t at all times there.
All the sport is voice acted very well, with distinct character voices that swimsuit their design and develop the sense of every distinctive persona. That is notably spectacular provided that there are over sixty characters, together with all of the secondary and background elements.
The visuals are equally nicely crafted, with splendidly detailed backgrounds depicting varied elements of the world. Every is imbued with its personal clear identification, whereas the overarching themes of historical horror and cosmic comedy are woven seamlessly in.
The gameplay is easy. You work together with objects in every setting, amassing and mixing gadgets you may want and speaking to the background characters. Once you play as Buzz, you possibly can talk about every factor with Kitteh, and she or he normally has some hilariously dry comment for you. Once you play as Don, the Haunter’s Mark means that you can peer into that factor or individual’s previous seeking extra clues.
As with many point-and-click tales, in the event you click on on each possibility, you may guess your approach by a lot of the sport. However the story is constructed in such a approach that you simply really feel genuinely engaged with the thriller, with clear however not apparent clues that tease their eventual reveals successfully.
Gibbous – A Cthulhu Journey strikes an incredible steadiness between horror and humour, blended with a stunning movie noir vibe. The animation is gorgeous to observe, and the point-and-click mechanics are very nicely suited to the Change controls. It’s nicely constructed and, in the event you like a facet of snickers together with your rampaging Elder Gods, you’ll actually discover it right here.