CITIZENS OF EARTH
By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on January 20, 2015
Citizens of Earth! Prepare to be amazed; your hero is here! The people have spoken and have made their choice, the new Vice President has been elected. And the good news is that youíre going to help him in his shiny new career.
Citizens of Earth is a retro RPG, inspired by the golden era of SNES RPGs. Itís filled with cheesy one-liners and the VP is really full of himself. The game starts the day after the election. His wake-up call isÖ. his mom!
After getting out of bed you receive a gift from your brother. Itís a sort of tablet on which you can check your inventory, status and emails. Yes, emails. Most of the time itís your mom with some wholesome, good solid parental advice. Other people send emails too, usually containing advice or hints to help you during the game.
Once outside, youíll notice that things arenít okay; the population is slowly going completely bonkers! So your task as VP is to investigate what exactly is causing people to go stir-crazy and delegate as much of the dirty work as possible. After all, you're the VP, you were never meant to actually do any of the work that needs doing. So you take the smart approach and let others do the work for you. Now, not just anyone will do your bidding right away, so you need to recruit party members.
The first two are easily recruited; your mom and your brother are glad to help. Those two are actually a big help in the turn-based battles youíll have to fight your way through during the initial phase of this game. They both use specific attacks which are very original and very, very, very cool. You can use your mom to either lecture or nag at the enemy until their ears bleed. She also can heal your party, and that's always a useful trade to have. So hooray for mom! Your brother, while not being able to heal anyone, is more the physical type and deals a lot more damage per attack.
During the course of the game, Citizens of Earth lets you recruit other characters for your party, each and every single one with own unique (and crazy) abilities. Don't think however, that just anyone will join your cause right away and are not always easy to recruit. The lady of the coffeehouse (Moonbucks, yes, yes) for instance, refuses to leave her workplace, because her manager isnít there. So youíll either have to find him or find another way to persuade her to leave. (We wonít tell you how, because that would be spoiling all the fun, now wouldnít it?) So turn on the old VP charm, flash that million dollar smile, and get busy recruiting!
A fun feature of this game is that you canít select a difficulty setting right away. However, should you think the combat is too difficult or too easy, you can try to recruit a certain town member. After recruiting him, the difficulty setting can be accessed through the Talents menu.
The entire game's setting is, as I've mentioned earlier, all retro. Like the good old days of the SNES, remember those? I really like the puns in this game like the Moonbucks coffeehouse. I can honestly say that playing Citizens of Earth put a big, fat smile on my face!