“Monstrüous” by Arnaud Millot & Robin Richard.

“[A] puzzle game in which you have to figure out in which order to use [eight] actions to kill the monstruous creature.”

“Monstrüous” is a bit like the puzzle version of a boss fight in a role-playing game, as you control a team of four adventurers in their battle against a form-changing monster. Each character has two different abilities, which can lead to glorious victory or the absolute doom. That is why you have to figure out the correct order of your eight actions to survive. Even figuring out what effect each action has is quite a puzzle in itself, as the impacts might only appear in the right situation, but that is part of the fun!

What is equally impressive is the art style of “Monstrüous”. While the character design of the troup of heroes reminds me of the cartoon series “Adventure Time”, the whole background art gives me some slight Ghibli movie vibes. The most surprising thing is that this mashup of styles totally works for me. The animations are simply awesome to look at. So grab this little gem and try to figure out the solution step by step; maybe you will even find one where noone needs to be sacrified? [PLAY]