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Posted by RedJimi

Does this video work for anyone? I'd really like to watch some of the older QLs, but this alongside the "Ico & Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection" just won't open no matter the method, browser or machine.

Posted by karmaghost

Ryan: "I'm gunna make this crab nuts..." 
 
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Jeff:  "...Crab nuts..."

Posted by Xpgamer7

Now I want to spend all day spreading insanity.

Posted by Kurtdyoung

F you, I'm poo'ing.

Posted by twillfast

@Jeff: WeSC is pronounced Wii-Ess-See, abbreviating "We are the Superlative Conspiracy".

Swedish common knowledge. ;)

Posted by Earthborn

I think Breath of Death VII was a buck on Indie Arcade. I really liked the game and the humor. I guess if you're under twenty, you probably don't remember these kinds of RPGs.

Posted by ZombiePie

@christ0phe: She isn't the spell-caster she's the healer in the game. The only magic spell you have with her is "heal" when you first get her.

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Posted by S0ndor

A game type I have no nostalgia for, filled with references to games I've never played. Not for me :(

Posted by ghostNPC

Groan-inducing writing I'm seeing here.

Posted by dvorak

@ArbitraryWater said:

Not going to lie: Neither of these games look especially great, with the somewhat overeager attempts at humor covering for the perfectly alright mechanics. But at that dirt cheap, it's not like you're losing much, especially since neither of these games is supposedly very long.

Each one is 8-10 hours long.

Posted by MackSterling

The obligatory nitpick for a giantbomb quick look? Making bosses Insane on the first turn. Insane pretty much axes the defense of an enemy but raises the hell out of the offense which makes it something you want to use when setting up for a finisher instead of letting a boss wail on your team from the beginning.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Not going to lie: Neither of these games look especially great, with the somewhat overeager attempts at humor covering for the perfectly alright mechanics. But at that dirt cheap, it's not like you're losing much, especially since neither of these games is supposedly very long.

Posted by MeatSim

Cthulhu is gonna make you insane in the membrane.

Posted by slantedwindows

buying a pair of wesc jeans cuz jeff gerstmann is proper fly!

Posted by jamesisaacs

Looks rubbish.

Posted by MormonWarrior

I'm using Firefox and I can't get the video to play. It only highlights the play button!

Posted by DeltaDreamer

just buy it, its 2.99 for both games right now on steam, you don't like it? the price of a coffee is gone for a day, big loss...>.> so just buy it. ^^

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Posted by DeadMonkeys

What if... Cthulhu was INSANE?!

Posted by sissylion

WESC makes a good pair of jeans. I like mine. 

Edited by Undeadpool

...Quite a lot of meme referencing RPGs being Quick Looked. The gameplay looks good enough, but I wish these games would make actual jokes and not just references.

Edit: Although I DO like the Phantasy Star IV-view of the Skeleton and Ghost Lady overlooking the cliff...

Posted by cyberfr3akgamer

lool vintage XD

Posted by Branthog

@AlexW00d said:

I dunno whether it gets mentioned, but these two sold more in their first day on Steam than the entire year of being on xbox live.

Well, yeah. Being promoted with giant images and a small discount on the very front of a service with more than 30 million members and several million logged in at any time will obviously sell more than being stuck in the hidden area of a service that most of the service's 25 million members don't know about. Besides, they need that space on XBL so they can advertise things to their paying subscribers, like nauseous AXE body spray, romantic comedies with nobody you've ever heard of, and beef jerky

Posted by DarkbeatDK

I've been wanting them for a long time but don't have American XBLA, so I'm happy that they are on steam now.

Edited by nikemike99

Reason 1175 why I love Giant Bomb: Jeff drops a Crazy Crab refrence, including singing the song, in the middle of this QL. 
  
 
Posted by Ghost_Cat

Skeletons don't poo.

Posted by Pop

get it? he boned himself, that's funny cause he's a skeleton...

Posted by wapostyle

Game looks good, but the jokes do nothing for me.

Posted by AlexW00d

I dunno whether it gets mentioned, but these two sold more in their first day on Steam than the entire year of being on xbox live.

Posted by Tordah

Looks pretty decent for that price.

Posted by simonbuchan

Don't know why people are saying 7-10 hours for BoD, Steam tells me I finished it in 3. The best thing is that refilling health means random encounters are either tough as hell to get through without draining your MP (which will screw you over if you run out before you can refill it or level to the enemies), or easy enough to blast through in 5 seconds. Also there's a cap on random battles per area, so if you are tooling around trying to figure out how to get to that chest you normally hit that before they become annoying. For tough areas, you can also grind out the random battles by sitting on an MP refill and hitting Fight in the menu over and over. You can clear most areas in ~5 minutes at worst, and you get leveled to heck to boot.

Posted by PenguinDust

As a DQ fan, this type of RPG is right up my alley. 

Posted by dropabombonit

Great ql, had heard of this games but never played them but will defo pick them up if they are as cheap as Ryan says they are

Posted by DragonBloodthirsty

I was really curious about these games, thanks for showing them off.

Posted by Daveyo520

Well I went and bought the 1st one with left over points I had and when I have more left over points I will buy the second one.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

"Phantastic?" Is that a reference to a similar shot in PS IV? I've played a lot of these but the references are zinging past me.

Posted by Masha2932
@vinsanityv22: That's true but they also bring a unique  flavour to their 'mainstream' game coverage.
Edited by Terry_Bogard

They changed the victory music in BOD. I liked it better before. They also changed some status portraits.. which is good because some of them were pretty janky.

Posted by vinsanityv22

SWEET! I loves it when Giant Bomb covers interesting games, instead of mainstream "everyone covers this" sh** like Call of Duty. Bring on the indie QLs!

Edited by AngerPanda

I tried both and honestly, I couldn't handle the groan-inducing humor. Don't get me wrong, I like some good, cheesy humor (love me some Telltale) but these game's attempts at comedy just seems like they're trying too hard. Might try them again sometime in the future, though.

Posted by fox01313

Didn't know much on Breath of Death but bought Cthulhu Saves the World on Xbox Live a while back & loved the hell out of it. Humorous plus full of some great Lovecraftian mythos & interesting characters. Thought that it's was well worth the price on seeing the deadleaders (dead zombie cheerleaders), friendly zombies & all kinds of crazy monsters.

Posted by NeutralDensity

It is cool to see what these games are like.  When I get time to buy and play Cthulhu Saves the World, I am going to make all the enemies insane. 

Posted by Sander

Breath of Death? More like BORED TO Death. I feel sorry for me that I played through games like this.

Posted by JimmyRedd

Warning: do not remove the hard drive while saving, lol

Edited by SuperfluousMoniker

I really wanted to like Breath of Death but it just can't hang with the games it's imitating. And lots of flat jokes. Cthulhu seems a lot better though...

Posted by Fear_the_Booboo
@President_Evil: What?
 
That's awesome!
Posted by redbliss

"So I think my first order of business is to make that cleric crazy" 
 
That line really cracked me up.

Posted by JackSukeru

@beard_of_zeus: I was already kinda into the Cthulhu game, but you telling me that it's short enough for me to not burn out on it offically sold me!

Edited by beard_of_zeus

I played Cthulhu Saves The World on XBLIG and really enjoyed it, and decided to double-dip and get the 2-pack on Steam, and I'm now currently playing through Breath of Death. It's also enjoyable, but I'm with Ryan and definitely enjoyed Cthulhu better. I like that character better, and the "insanity" status effect layered on top of everything else is neat.
 
These games are a great value, and definitely enjoyable enough. Plus, honestly my favorite thing about them is that they are on the shorter side! There aren't enough short RPGs out there - I like the genre, but have trouble actually finishing any of the games when I get burned out or distracted after like 30 hours. Cthulhu took me about 10-12 hours to finish, and Breath of Death looks like it might only be around 6 hours or so. Good stuff.

Posted by Tondo

Both are great fun. Bought them on 360 a while ago and had to double dip when the PC-versions were released. Highly recomended.

Posted by onarum

Looks alright, unfortunately I don't have patience for random encounters anymore.

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