Life is dull
Cubicle Quest is a nice little RPG that was created using the RPG Maker
software package and while it does make extensive use of the default sprites and animations, it remains a quirky and enjoyable little game that is working picking up if you can get it on the cheap. It's not exactly the traditional fantasy RPG that you might expect and instead it pokes fun at genre conventions while making use of them itself. The story is very relatable and is all about how ordinary life can be so boring, with dull jobs and responsibilities, and annoying coworkers all transformed into elements that we know and love from other similar games. Instead of leveling up and earning gold, here your achievements earn you promotions at work, help you find new friends or figure out your ultimate goal in life. There's combat here but instead of dropping gold, you earn cash in the complex financial system at work here, which includes running your own business. That boring old elemental-style approach to combat is ditched here too, with things like interpersonal strategies and suchlike playing a greater role. If you can get past the default RPG Maker look, then there's an interesting little game to discover here. It's laced with a nice line in humor which helps keep things chugging along and which helps the story no end. There's a decent amount of gameplay to discover here too, with a good number of hours to keep you going but very little is explained so you will have to figure a lot of stuff out yourself. Apart from this, this is a fun romp.