Martin Piers Billany, also known as LittleKuriboh, is world-famous for doing an affectionate parody of Yu-Gi-Oh! in which he constantly pointed out the absurdity of using children's card games
to save the world from strange billionaires and evil priests from ancient Egypt. The key difference with Inscryption
is that this is not a game for children, rather it's a card game made for tiny-itty-bitty little babies (translator's note: this is a TF2 reference).
All the different instances of this game are ridiculously easy and the game constantly throws ways to break the game at you, while also coming up with new gimmicks to break the repetition, but fail to make the game any less simple. The game has influences from many other card games, but at its core it's an extremely simplified version of Hearthstone
, which is saying something.
What holds the game together is purely the presentation and the meta-story, which is purposefully cryptic and weird just for the sake of being wacky. The characters are cute and the visuals memorable, but I don't think it comes together at the end, mostly because of the constant visual and progression changes, which break both the flow of the gameplay and the story.
This is a game made for one audience, which is hardcore fans of Game Theory
. And while I have enjoyed some of those videos, you cannot make an entire game revolving around trying to bait one guy into making a dozen videos about your silly card game. Especially if the gameplay is so boring and easy that it lacks any meaningful challenge, while the story is too goofy to be taken seriously.