Imps. Goblins. Slimes. Shitake Mushrooms. These are a few of the first and weakest monsters you face in classic RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Chrono Trigger. These monsters lead a depressing existence: walk around the forest, get slashed by a level 1 hero a few times, and disintegrate in an orange blur. Or so you think.
This is all in a day’s work for the employees of The Bestiary, the worldwide leader in random monster outsourcing. Employees go to the office each morning, get dressed, and go to work to pretend to die to heroes for their enjoyment.
Mediocre Monster puts you in the role of Gob, as he goes through everyday life working as a random monster. Follow Gob as he goes through a journey from being a lowly tutorial monster in the Tutorial Forest to being palette swapped into a well-respected monster who still dies to heroes easily, but after slightly more hits.
The game puts the player in control of Gob’s everyday life and career. Majority of the time is spent either interacting with the townsmonsters or working as a random monster.
The battle system will definitely look familiar, as you’ve seen the interface countless times. It’s a traditional, turn-based JRPG battle system. This time though, you’ll be playing the other side. When heroes face these regular monsters, they are oblivious to the amount of work and effort these monsters put in to give them a good experience (and experience points).
The goal of the monster is to eventually pretend to die as the hero strikes a killing blow. There are a lot of tasks to be done, however, before your HP reaches 0.
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Source: Square Enix Collective