I’m blown away by how amazing Nobody Saves the World is. An action RPG in which your character can combine all different kinds of spells and passives. Completion takes around 35h, 2 playthroughs are needed but the game has no missable achievements.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: ~35h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 (1 normal and 1 new game +)
Is there a good guide available: I used multiple guides and videos. Whenever I couldn’t figure something out I just google and I saw so many amazing guides for Nobody Saves the World
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No, as long as you save new game + on a different slot. But i would recommend getting all the achievements except the one for new game plus before moving on to that one
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: Yes
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
Wow, I’m blown away by how amazing Nobody Saves the world is! I had a blast playing through this game and the “new game plus” was probably even better because you keep all your unlocks from the first time you played through the game, so you could combo a lot of different abilities.
This game is an action RPG. It feels a bit like Skyrim, as you get experience for a lot of things and there are a few factions you’ll do quests for, but what makes this game really unique is the shapeshifting ability. Your character can at any moment switch forms, and not only that but use abilities and passives from other unlocked forms. Count out the crazy combos you can make, like a knight who shoots arrows, or a robot that blows water. You unlock new forms and more skills by completing quests for each form, it will help you understand which crazy things you can do.
The shapeshift ability is not the only amazing part of Nobody Saves the World, I was first drawn in by the artwork, what a lovely style. It looks just amazing! Another thing that was very well done is the map, the map will tell you almost everything. where to explorer, where secrets are, where the portals are, stuff like that.
Achievement-wise Nobody Saves the World is very straightforward. You have to do 2 playthroughs because there is one achievement for completing “new game plus”. The difference in this new game is that you keep all the shapeshift forms and mana upgrades and all that stuff, but now the monsters will have the same level as you, so doing the quests for leveling up isn’t needed anymore. You’ll have to complete every “demi-dungeon” in this game to be able to beat the game, while through your first playthrough you can ignore almost all of those. which I didn’t because I liked the dungeons a lot. The dungeons in the new game plus are a bit harder but very doable with some OP shapeshifting combos and all that kind of goodness. My first playthrough took me around 30h to complete, and my second playthrough was around 6h. So having to play through the game a second time isn’t as bad as it sounds.
But back to your first playthrough, I would highly recommend buying the quest that you can keep doing from the vendor as fast as you see them, as they will help out a lot with leveling up. Also, try to do all the quests for each shapeshift form, you might like some forms less than others, but all can do something good or have a very nice passive to use on another form. Doing those quests while playing through the games gives you exp while not going out of your way too much, but it mostly makes that you have to grind less at a later time, as for an achievement you have to have completed all those quests for each form. There are also achievements for finding every mana fairy and for completing the quests from the 3 factions you can find in the game. There are also a few other sidequests that will give you an achievement, but you don’t have to complete every sidequest in the game to be able to unlock all the achievements.
I have read that if you play this with a second player (local or online) the game is a lot easier and that you can both work on different characters which unlocks it for the other as well. I haven’t played the game in multiplayer so I don’t know exactly if this is correct and how it works, but I thought it might be worth mentioning.
I did enjoy this game so much! It is one of the best games I have played this year, while the year still has some busy months ahead, it already says something that I’m rating it this high. I’m not sure yet if I enjoyed Nobody Saves the World more than “Lost Nova” for now they are my top 2 of 2022! I fell in love quite quickly at the beginning of the game, as the first form you get is already so good! There was a part in the middle where I felt a bit bored, but that was when I decided to focus on all the quests for the different forms, doing this for too long may become a bit boring, after I did go back to the story I had a blast again. And as stated above, the second playthrough was even more fun because of the crazy combos. Imagine how crazy you can go if in a dungeon your spells don’t cost any mana, or every attack does 5k damages (yours but also the one from the enemies), just some crazy goodness going on in new game plus.
This review for Nobody Saves the World was written on 21 July 2022, based on the current Xbox version of the game which has 33 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.