Cheerdealers’ and Alawar Premium‘s turn-based strategy game I am not a Monster: First Contact lands with a retro trash vibe on GOG.
I am not a Monster: First Contact is a game that can sell itself with its presentation alone, as it immediately brings back memories of classic sci-fi adventure fare like Flash Gordon, Star Trek, or Battlestar Galactica. The premise is as silly as it can get, with the Albatross space liner being overrun by lizard monsters that can infect humans and turn them into their own. So it’s up to eight heroes and heroines to save the passengers and fight back the aliens.
One plays eight characters and see the game’s story unfold itself from their different points of view in the course of more than 30 levels. Presented in a fun cartoon style that leaves room for lots of well-drawn characters and backgrounds, this looks like a great throwback to times that always raise a smile, probably for the wrong reasons (acting, special effects, etc.). But as the developer is clearly in on the joke, too, this can only be a good thing. Of course there’s also a great game hidden behind all the nostalgic coating that clearly takes inspiration from titles like the classic X-COM series (see GOG release news).
I am not a Monster: First Contact was originally released in September 2018 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 55% launch discount that will last until November 22, 2 pm UTC.