Cult of the Lamb

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Cult of the Lamb review

Cult of the Lamb is an innovative roguelike video game developed by indie developer Massive Monster and published by Devolver Digital. This game follows a possessed lamb who is saved from death by a god-like stranger called "The One Who Waits" and must build a loyal following in its name to repay the debt. 

The game was released on 11 August 2022 for macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Let’s explore the intricate details of this game and its captivating gameplay.

Explore Randomly Generated Worlds to Grow Your Cult

The game is centered around a possessed lamb who is tasked with forming a cult to appease the ominous deity who saved the player character's life. The player must launch roguelike-style crusades and venture out into the game's five regions to defeat enemies and grow their following. 

The world, which is randomly generated and contains roguelike elements, contains resources to gather, perks and weapons to collect, enemies in the form of rival cultists and non-believers to fight, and other animals to rescue. These animals can be indoctrinated into the player's cult. The player can manage their followers in their cult's village. Followers can be assigned tasks at the base, such as gathering resources, building structures, worshipping, performing rituals, sending them to assist the player in battle, or sacrificing them, which can affect the player's abilities and the cult itself. 

Though Cult of the Lamb offers a captivating and engaging gaming experience, there are some weaknesses in the game. For instance, the graphics are not up to the mark, and the game is a bit too difficult for some players. In addition, the controls are somewhat clunky and can be a bit confusing at times. 

Impressions of Cult of the Lamb Game

Cult of the Lamb has received generally positive reviews from critics upon release, with praise directed towards its gameplay and replay value. It received three nominations at the 19th British Academy Games Awards, including Best Game. Despite some weak aspects, the game still stands out and is an enjoyable experience for roguelike fans.

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Author: Massive Monster