I had no idea what to expect from full-motion video game The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved The World before I sat down to play it. It’s certainly not your typical experience, but despite a few wrong ingredients, I’ll still be sending developer Oh, A Rock Studios a nice tip.
The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved The World is something of a visual novel with some small puzzles and decision-making thrown in. It uses real-life actors, and uses their expressions to tell the story upon a mixture of real-life backgrounds and dream sequences fuelled by 90s references. The game gives you the impression of this being a choice-led experience – but generally Doug, the main character, will do his own thing regardless of your input. The illusion of choice is definitely that: an illusion. As such, The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved The World is largely a passive experience, but it’s one that’s still worth experiencing.
The plot of The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved The World is actually somewhat engaging Doug is an intelligent character who is easy to sympathise with, and you genuinely get annoyed at the slacker colleagues of his. The game takes us on a time-travelling journey, and although it’s brief, it’s filled with a few surprises that kept me clicking along waiting to see what happened.
After the palaver of saving the world, we see Doug in an epilogue that promises a sequel that I actually was interested to see. The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved The World kind of works like a silly comic book – it’s far from perfect, but somehow, it still left me wanting more. Hopefully Oh, A Rock Studios will be serving up a new slice drenched in pure cheesiness soon.
The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved The World is available on Steam for £5.19/$6.99.