With each passing year we always receive an array of games, from funny simulators to hard-core RPGs filled with all the core you could want. Well, how about a game that is in equal part adorable and gore-filled? That’s where Cult of The Lamb comes in, this sweet little dungeon crawler game lands you in the hooves of the cutest lamb you’ll ever meet; the twist? You get to run a cult of followers whom you’ll rescue as your journey advances.
Cult Of The Lamb is about as easy a game to follow as it can get, it involves non-complex button mapping which makes for easy to remember controls. With bosses at every stage that affect your followers in different ways, there’s always something new to mix up the game play and challenge your quick-thinking gaming skills. If you came here looking for an innocent game, then maybe you’ve stumbled into the wrong section. As cute as your character looks on the outside, he’s more devious than you’ll know.
As your following grows, you’ll need to expand your camp, make homes for everybody, and keep the spiritual hopes of your flock high, otherwise they may begin to challenge your authority, nothing a quick brainwashing and imprisonment can’t cure, right? Choose paths for your cult to follow, make your own rules and customize your followers however you like and make them unique to you.
You start off, a sweet little lamb, sadly at the end of his life at the hands of demons afraid of an ancient prophecy, but reborn and faced with a chained-up creature who offers re-birth in exchange for you building a thriving cult in his name. You are then bestowed with his crown, his and your new source of power. After then it’s all as simple as build a thriving cult, defeat demons and restore full power to the crown you now possess? Easy right?
Characters & Bosses
To start with here, I should mention that the initial four bosses you will encounter, although fought later, you’ll encounter at the very beginning of the game: Leshy, Heket, Kallamar and Shamura. Although they don’t sound all too terrifying, they pack quite a punch when you come face to face with them; so much so that they begin to affect your villagers each time you encounter them in their respective area. But as you’d expect these baddies aren’t too easy to come by, you’ll need the right number of followers and play throughs of their area before you can face them yourself.
Now we move on to your equally cute looking followers, well, cute if you decide to make them look that way. You could really go anyway that you’d like, from species, to markings to fur colour. But don’t get greedy now, these various creatures aren’t all free, some of them you’ll unlock as you progress and others you can purchase with gold in game. Perhaps you’ll fancy a cult of blue crows, maybe pink crocodiles, or perhaps take them as they are and have a wide array of creatures among your flock.
This game is truly an adorable way of expressing your inner cult leader. Whether you’ll have mercy or sacrifice them all is entirely up to you but either way you’ll love the different ways you can treasure or torment your flock as you fight the demons who sacrificed you to begin with. But as I stated before... If you’re looking for a cute game with hugs and kisses, then you should turn away before you too are indoctrinated into the Cult Of The Lamb.