Trover Saves the Universe
So earlier today I found a game called Trover Saves the Universe. It is by the creator of Rick and Morty and when I found that out, I knew I needed to check it out. Rick and Morty is one of the greatest shows on TV and I knew this game would be crazy. Check out the trailer below.
So the game starts off with your two dogs being abducted by Glorkon. Glorkon is using your dog's life essence to destroy the whole universe.
Right from the beginning, the game is filled with some pretty strong language and it does not light up on the use of strong language throughout the game, so if you are easily offended by bad words or shit being thrown at your character, this probably isn't the game for you. If you are a fan of Rick and Morty though, you will love this game.
One of the greatest things about the game is the dialogue between the different people throughout the game. You can just sit and watch them talking back and forth to each other saying the most random shit and it is pretty hilarious.
So what kind of game is it?
Trover Saves the Universe is a platformer type game, but not in the traditional aspect. The controls are very different than any type of game.
When you first start the game, a TV show turns on and it gives you the basics of movement and interacting with the environment. Your character is confined to a floating chair and is called a "Chairopian". Everyone chairopian just floats around on their chairs because it is against the rules for them to walk or something.
Now what sets this game apart from others is that you actually control Trover in a third person way by taking over his ability to move because he says that he is tired from trying to find your house. So your character just sits idle in one spot on the map with a controller in his hand while you move Trover around. Each time you press a button, those button presses are shown on screen by your characters hands.
To move along the levels,there are glowing spots on the ground that you have to move Trover to and then your character teleports to that area. Then you need to move your character up and down in the air to see around the map and move Trover around accordingly. It does take a bit to get used to because I have never played a game with this type of control set up.
This type of movement makes it perfect for VR. I purchased the Xbox version of the game, which does not have VR, but if you buy the PS4 or the PC versions, you can play this game in VR, which would be pretty awesome.
I have only played the game for about an hour and a half so far, but I am loving this style of game play and the humor of the game. It seems more like you are watching a movie instead of playing a game, because everything in the game has some pretty awesome dialogue along with it. Even as you are fighting and killing Glorkon's clones, they are talking to you and telling you to fuck off when they die.
This game isn't for everyone though. The language can be extremely offensive and I am sure that is not everyone's cup of tea, but I think it is hilarious. I have never played a game where I have walked up on two people talking back and forth to each other and one of them is trying to convince the other to lick their butt hole.
The game is normally $29.99, but I got it for $17.99 with Xbox Gold Pass. If you don't want to play the game but would like to see a walkthrough of the game and see what kind of craziness is in the game, check out the full walkthrough above.
Overall, this game is pretty fun to play. As a fan of the Rick and Morty show and other stuff that is considered comedy and humor, I think this game is amazing. It is a short game, but it is one that your decisions you make in the game can alter the story, so there is chance for replaying it and getting some different experiences.
There are also a lot of Green Power Babies to collect that give you upgrades, so it is one that you can spend a lot of time exploring to find all the secrets. Or you can just sit back and watch people interact with each other and laugh.