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A combination of whimsical humor, addictive RPG gameplay, and fourth-wall-breaking shenanigans, tERRORbane is a game that never takes itself too seriously — and ends up being seriously fun as a result. Taking inspiration from all sorts of games both classic and new, tERRORbane is a wonderful postmodern experience that pays homage to some of the most beloved moments in gaming history.
As the beta tester of an unfinished video game, it will be up to you to find any possible bugs and glitches remaining before the game’s release. A deceptively simple game, tERRORbane manages to stay fresh from start to finish, always shaking things up enough to keep your interest piqued.
RPGs and Glitches
Even from the start, tERRORbane makes it abundantly clear that this is not your everyday RPG. Instead of having an epic story about heroes who save the world thanks to the power of friendship or some such, tERRORbane starts things up with a Pokémon Red reference, introducing you to the wacky world of half-baked video games.
Your quest to complete this game in time for release will take you on a wild ride across multiple gameplay mechanics and hilarious video game references. One moment you’re playing a Final Fantasy Clone, and the next thing you know, you’ll be playing a round of Hearthstone.
It’s almost impossible to define what genre tERRORbane belongs to. It might be appropriate to call it an RPG at first glance, but the game manages to juggle around genres so fast that it’s hard to call it just an RPG. The best way to describe tERRORbane would be to say that this is a game about video games and let’s just leave it at that for now.
As far as graphics go, the game uses a mishmash of assets that vary from RPG towns and sprite art to classic retro computers and even some old-school Nintendo visuals.
Presumably, one of the most prominent strengths of tERRORbane lies in its clever writing. This is a game that’s just filled to the brim with in-jokes about computer programming and random video game trivia. If none of those subjects sound particularly interesting to you, then don’t expect tERRORbane to be the game for you.
Most of the game relies heavily on how much the player is entertained by references and cheesy jokes. If you’re into games like Borderlands that use comedy as one of its main gameplay mechanics, then you’ll find plenty to laugh with in tERRORbane. On the other hand, if you come in expecting a classic RPG experience, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
For a game that prides itself in how knowledgeable it is in video game fun facts and programming woes, there’s very little in the way of actual gameplay to be found in tERRORbane. It could even be said that what little gameplay there is acts simply as a vehicle to deliver more jokes and funny gags.
If you’re looking for a casual experience that’s light on gameplay but full of jokes and clever writing, don’t sleep on tERRORbane and its thoroughly entertaining plot.
tERRORbane relies just a bit too heavily on its funny writing and very little on its gameplay, but it still manages to be an entertaining experience through and through.
- Genuinely funny plot and gags
- Tons of references to video game history and development process
- Varied gameplay draws inspiration from classic video games
- Very few gameplay segments with little bearing over the story
- The humor might not be for everyone’s taste
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP