“Venture below the streets of London, and you will find the bustling kingdom of Rodentia, home to creatures great and small. The mouse brothers Verm and Lance have heard rumour of a divine food hoard. But to reach it, they will have to venture through the territory of the lawless sewer rats…”
The demo version of the rodents featuring RPG “Small Saga” is an absolute blast. Not just that the pixel art is exquisite and that the isometric view works surprisingly well, but the whole narration is incredibly intriguing as well. You start off as the mice brothers Lance and Verm. In their possession is a letter written by their father, where he states that a place called Heaven exists. In Heaven, so the legend goes, they can find as much food as they want!
Of course, the two adventurous animals go for a journey to find this mystical paradise. But as they go through the underground and look out for the hints, they meet rowdy rats… Fights are inevitable now. When they are victorious, the leader of the rat pack will state that Heaven is not what it used to be anymore. A new entity is ruling over it: The Yellow God.
Twenty minutes of excellent RPG action await you. For me, “Small Saga” evoked some good memories on “Final Fantasy IX”, especially thanks to the somehow ‘medieval’ sounding battle background music and partly of the very dramatic events in the story. And you better be sure that I will play the hell out of the full release, when it’s coming out; thankfully, the Kickstarter campaign was successful, or else we’d all miss out one of the most promising adventures that ever featured a mouse as main protagonist.