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Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
8.4 out of 10

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

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Review: Recettear (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
2 September 2014
  • Summary: Recettear ‘s translation into English is the result of two people from Something Awful working hard to find a game to translate, convincing an independant Japanese devleoper into letting them officially release one of their games, then spreading the word to find an audience.
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Capitalism, ho!

GameCritics.com
18 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Getting fish thrown at me in the dungeons.
  • Pros: The SHIIIINNGGGG noise that happens whenever negotiations begin.
  • Cons: The frustrating rush to make the week three payment.
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Overall 9
9.0

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: The unique premise, Hardcore haggling, Lots of replay value
  • Cons: Dying during dungeon dives, Missing your payments, Cheapskates who don't know the value of a broadsword
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Overall 7
7.4

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale (PC)

ccgr.org
8 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Recette Lemongrass lives by herself since her father has gone adventuring and hasn’t returned since. The story begins as Recette is greeted by a fairy named Tear who has come to collect on her father’s enormous debt. Since Recette is unable to pay it, she converts her house to an item shop.
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Overall 9
9.0

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale review (PC)

HonestGamers
27 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Anyone coming in fresh to Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is going to be in for a surprise. This little Indie game from Japan probably doesn’t sound like much of a blast, and it’s not aided by coming from a country big on train timetable simulators and sandbox racing games that score you points for...
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Overall 8
7.6

Recettear review

PCGamer Online
18 October 2010
  • Conclusion: A shining indie gem, yours for a throat-cuttingly reasonable price. Buy now and we’ll throw in this lovely score for free.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 7
7.0

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale Review (PC)

Gamers Daily News
12 October 2010
  • Summary: A creative, relaxing game with an interesting idea that should entertain you for hours on end, Recettear is very enjoyable and pretty affordable at $20.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Game and Player
12 October 2010
  • Excerpt: ave you ever been playing an RPG and wondered how item shops get all that inventory and all the money to buy the stuff you no longer need? The mystery has been solved thanks to . It was developed by a small Japanese company called EasyGameStation and translated to English by Carpe Fulger LLC.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 6
6.0

I, Recette, Like, Sold Stuff. To People.

RPGamer
7 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Everyone wants to get their hands in the capitalism pie at some point in their lives. Whether it's dreaming of winning the lottery or making big bucks in stocks, we've all had a fantasy of becoming fabulously wealthy.
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Overall 8
8.3

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Gaming Evolution
3 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Recettear: An Item Shop’s tale is an excellent start for the up and coming game localization team of Carpe Fulgar, and I can’t wait to see their next project. NISA, XSEED, and what used to be Atlus can only localize so much.
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