A great group of foes await me. Orcs, zombies vomiting bile, and knights block a clear path to my goal. Do I mow through them with my cardboard sword? Smash them to smithereens with my club? Or do I risk it all for the pleasure of swiping at them with a baguette? These are just some of the fun choices I got to experience in adventure/action RPG, Skellboy.
Skellboy follows the story of risen skeleton hero Skippy. It takes place in the Cubold Kingdom where the town magician, Squaruman, is dumped by the Kingdom’s princess and goes into a rage-fuelled frenzy, rising spirits and the undead upon the once peaceful town. Talk about a whole lot of baggage. As a result, Skippy is awoken from their slumber and is quick to jump to the task to save the town and defeat the rogue Mage.
In traversing the world of the Cubold Kingdom, there’s plenty to see and do. You’ll explore dungeons filled with zombies and bats that, when defeated, are sliced and disintegrated into pieces much like torn cardboard. Set dressings pop, as do the variety of friendly foes that also share this cardboard cut-out appearance. It all leaves the game and its world feeling like a delicately crafted stage play. However there’s plenty of variation too. You’ll explore within a castle’s walls, a graveyard, sewers, and lush farmland just to name a few.