H.P. Lovecraft and his dark dales of the insane and macabre have fascinated me for years. It should go without saying that I’d hungrily gobble up any game inspired by these stories. In the case of Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu, it’s certainly one to keep an eye on. It’s hard to tell at this point exactly how closely it ties to the Mythos. It does look like a fun game nevertheless.
In Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu, you’ll be in charge of a group of secret society members as they work together to stop a cult from raising an Eldritch god. Presumably this entity is the titular Old One himself. You’ll be racing against the clock as you send your team throughout the world, investigating and fighting said monsters. At its core, it’s a strategy game inspired by both RPGs and board games.
What I love most about Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu, aside from the obvious, is that it looks like a game you can pick up and play for just a few minutes to several hours at a time. In short, it’s quick paced and doesn’t require you to spend a long time on a single mission. For those who don’t have a lot of free time on their hands but want something fun to play, this should fit the bill.
Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu might not have the greatest in graphical technology, but the art is beautiful. The look makes it stand out among its peers, and it fits the time period perfectly. I really do love the idea behind this one, and at the very least I will keep an eye on it. For now, I’m just waiting for updates to know more.