Monday, 16 January 2012

100 Word Review - #T9 - Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

I hope you like Japanese voice acting. And Japan in general.
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Genre – RPG, Indie

Metascore – 82%

Developer EasyGameStation

Other Games by DeveloperChantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters

Tom's Current Playtime – 3.2 hours

The idea behind 'Recettear' is an intriguing one. Essentially imagine any JRPG from the point of view of a random shopkeeper and there you have 'Recettear'. Most of 'Recettear' is spent acquiring stock from various places and selling said stock to patrons from your shop. Considering that it is the main portion of the game, the bartering isn't very varied or engaging and more fun is to be had in the item scavenging adventurer sidequests. Despite its flaws, 'Recettear' is something unique in a market bloated with cloned products and it does the job just well enough to be fun.

Tom's Score – 6/10

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