Head of Xbox Phil Spencer made an appearance on the Same Brain podcast earlier this week, where he revealed some of his favourite Xbox games of the past few months, including massive praise for the indie hit, Cult of the Lamb.
He loves it so much, in fact, that the Xbox boss believes Cult of the Lamb (or "Satanic Animal Crossing", as he calls it) should be considered in the discussion for Game of the Year. Talk about a recommendation!
"Satanic Animal Crossing, is what I call it. Literally, I believe Cult of the Lamb should be in the Game of the Year award discussion, that's my point of view. [It's] fantastic."
"You have a cult, you have a world — it's not an island, but you've got your little cult area that you build out, [and] then you go on these column dungeon runs to level up, gain resources... It is tongue-in-cheek hilarious, it's got this really cute art style and then you realise you're sacrificing your guys..."
As it turns out, Cult of the Lamb would actually sit in joint-seventh position in the highest-rated Xbox games of 2022 according to Metacritic, but unfortunately it doesn't quite have enough reviews to be entered into the rankings.
In any case, it's definitely one of the best Xbox releases of 2022, and here's hoping it makes its way to Xbox Game Pass eventually. There was a rumour that Sony had paid to keep it off Game Pass, but that turned out to be false. Phew!
Here's a bit more information about Cult of the Lamb:
Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland Followers and spread your Word to become the one true cult.
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