- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 33 
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 30-40 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 [NG+ is required for A world so nice I saved it twice (85G)]
- Missable achievements: None [free roam after completion]
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
Welcome to Nobody Saves The World, a hack 'n' slash RPG from the makers of the Guacamelee! games. Here, you play as a nameless, faceless, colorless, eyeless creature who quickly gains the ability to transform into different Forms at will. Each Form has different attacks, abilities, status effects, etc., and this is the core mechanic of the game, which you'll need to use to explore the world, defeat enemies, conquer dungeons, and save the world from the Calamity. The completion requires two full playthroughs of the game - one initial playthrough and then a second New Game+ playthrough - so we will take care of all achievements on our first playthrough, maximizing and completing everything to make us as strong and prepared for NG+ as possible. Let's get started.
First Playthrough - All Forms, Maxed Forms, All Fairies, All Side Quests:
The first playthrough will be on Normal difficulty, and we'll be doing everything there is to do, unlocking every achievement aside from the one for beating the game on NG+. Nothing is missable, so feel free to go in blind and just enjoy yourself and the progression. There are no achievements that are opportunity based or that are easier to get earlier rather than later, so there's nothing really that you need to be aware of or keep in mind while playing, from an achievement perspective.
My main recommendation for your first playthrough is to change up your Form and make it a point to complete challenges for all Forms, because the more you unlock, not only the more Forms you'll have but the more attacks and abilities you'll have to equip on the Forms you actually prefer. So while it may be tempting to stick with a Form that feels really good and you're cruising along with, keep switching to new ones and ranking them up. It'll cut down on the grinding later, and you'll likely find more Forms and abilities and passives that you really like.
In terms of all of the stuff you'll find on your map, surprisingly, one of the only things on the map not really required for any achievements is completing all of the demi dungeons. In fact, you don't need to complete most of them. The only reward you get for completing dungeons is stars, and while stars are needed to open the doors to the story dungeons, you'll be getting so many stars from leveling up Forms and completing side quests for the three Guilds that you'll have plenty and won't need to play through many of the dungeons if you don't want to. (You'll need to play them all during NG+ anyway, so don't bother with them here unless you really want to.) To put it in perspective, I completed less than half of the demi dungeons and still had over 100 stars extra by the time I used all needed ones. So feel free to skip over any demi dungeons that look intimidating or too hard.
The only other thing not required for achievements are the random side quests you get. There are miscellaneous achievements tied to a few, but one that doesn't have achievements don't need to be completed.
Here is a quick rundown of everything you'll want to do during this playthrough:
- Find and collect all 35 Mana Fairies
- Level up all Forms to S rank
- Complete all quests for the Knights Guild
- Complete all quests for the League of Wizards
- Complete all quests for the Thieves Guild
- Buy one of everything from the shop (only need to buy at least one stack of each stat boost, and the stars and upgrade tokens once)
- Complete the side quests for the miscellaneous achievements The Cactagon (15G), The Light Expanse (15G), Pony Love (15G), I'm talkin journalism, baby! (15G), What does "#@$%&!" mean? (15G)
Second Playthrough - New Game+:
New Game+ has three major changes - enemies all scale to your level (making leveling up further pointless), dungeons have rerolled modifiers (they all have two or three mods now, instead of one), and you only get stars from completing dungeons, not from any other quests or challenges. This last change makes it so that you must complete every single demi-dungeon in the game to be able to access all five of the Legendary Dungeons. There are 19 demi dungeons you'll need to complete, each with their own unique combination of modifiers. Assuming you got all other achievements on your first playthrough, there is nothing to be gained here by killing enemies or doing anything else in the overworld, so you can really just run from dungeon to dungeon, completing each one so you can access each Legendary Dungeon. Refer to A world so nice I saved it twice (85G) for both an overworld map showing all the dungeons, in case you get lost or don't remember where they are all, as well as tips and my builds in case you need any help with specific dungeons or can't find a build that works for you.
Only a handful of dungeons have some intense modifiers. Many of them are very easily countered with the corresponding passive, so it's just a matter of picking the correct passives for each dungeon. Once you complete all five Legendary Dungeons you're home free, because there is no change to the final boss fight at all. Once you beat him you'll complete NG+ and unlock your last achievement.
Nobody Saves The World is a very fun and addictive game. The nonstop quests and challenges and leveling up make for an extremely addictive gameplay loop. The dungeons are all fun in their own right, as is the dialogue (which is to be expected from Drinkbox at this point). Surprisingly, NG+ is also fun and interesting because each dungeon is unique with crazy modifiers. Nothing is nearly as difficult as their previous Guacamelee games, so this was a much simpler and somewhat shorter completion, but still just as fun and silly. Hopefully you enjoyed the game and stuck with NG+ for the completion!