Godly Corp – Review
Follow Genre: Simulation game
Developer: TR8 Torus Studios
Publisher: Ultimate Games S.A.
Platform: PC, Mac

Godly Corp – Review

Site Score
7.5
Good: Unique premise
Bad: Repetitive Soundtrack
User Score
8.7
(7 votes)
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Currently there is a plethora of games on the market where you get to play god. But none of them quite like Godly Corp. To call this game a simulation game might be a bit of a stretch, but there really isn’t any other category that could quite encapsulate this weird experience brought to us by TR8 Torus Studios and Ultimate Games S.A.

Story

In Godly Corp you get to be the new intern in a very special business. Namely, that of the gods. Simply put, as the son of CEO J. Cthulhu, Cthulhu junior is offered the coveted position as intern at Godly Corp, a cooperation that deals in taking care of entire planets and their inhabitants. For your internship you will be expected to perform an abundance of different tasks, each one more obscure and nonsensical as the next. Meanwhile, there is a rival company to deal with, hellbent on complicating your life. Also, there may or may not be a zombie outbreak going on. If this sounds like a weird premise to a game, than you are 100% correct, and Godly Corp doesn’t do much to clear things up either, instead deciding to relish in its own weirdness. It’s better to just roll with it.

Graphics

Graphically, Godly Corp works fine. From a fixed camera angle you observe the world directly in front of you, as you are not able to look or move around. Everything is animated in a cartoonish 3D style that lends itself well to the wacky comedy tone the game thrives on. Especially the colors are very vibrant and entrancing, and you even get to play around with them a bit yourself, to give the game your own personal touch.

Sound

The music in Godly Corp isn’t bad, there just isn’t a lot of it. There’s an in-game radio on your desk with a big button you can press to change the track, but there’s only a couple of songs and they’re all quite short. Be prepared to hear the same few bits over and over again. This can quickly get old and you’ll find yourself wishing there was a more diverse soundtrack. You’re accompanied by a helpful, though very familiar sounding, AI. The voice acting is quite well done, and you get the option to choose between a male or female AI, which is a nice touch.

Gameplay

Godly Corp is a simulation game. Therefore the controls aren’t too complicated. You move your tentacle limb around with the mouse, while using the keyboard to rotate the planets you’re currently taking care for on their axis. While this may sound simple, the difficulty lies in how finicky these tentacle controls truly are, especially further on in the game where your asked to perform more complicated tasks like pilot a drone with a joystick.

The real challenge in Godly Corp however is multitasking. While every level is distinctly different and also plays very differently, with each level comprising of a different task that requires slightly different controls, they are all the same in the sense that you have to multitask to win. Often this means keeping up a certain task until the timer runs out. For example, in the very first level you need to rotate a planet under a heat lamp to keep three different countries on that planet sufficiently heated. Meanwhile you need to use your tentacle limb to fend of a cockroach attack. If a country freezes or a single cockroach reaches the planet, you need to start over. Other times you might need to preform a task in the allotted time slot, like collect four crystals before the shift is over.

Overall the levels do get harder as you play, though that is not always the case. For example, you might have an easier time with the controls of a later level, making it less difficult for you to complete than an earlier one. At the end of each level your performance is scored by a set of parameters that also change with each level, for example how hard you hit the cockroaches. This score translates into a grade, which you can strive to improve. This, combined with three difficulty settings, does give the game a lot of replay value, despite being pretty short in itself, though more levels are in development to be added later.

Conclusion

In the uniqueness department, Godly Corp scores full marks. While reminiscent of titles like Surgeon Simulator and other comedic simulator games, it isn’t quite the same as those either. By adding a new element of multitasking, the game challenges the player to take a step into its wacky world and let themselves be swept away in its oddball logic. For our part, we’re already looking forward to what other shenanigans this game will come up with.

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Godly Corp - Review, 8.7 out of 10 based on 7 ratings
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