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Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale Review [PC]
19 March 2013
Excerpt: Capitalism, eh? Indie JRPG/business sim Recettear is just like capitalism, true. Like being hired for a supposedly fabulous new job, say – the game is entrepreneurial, enticing, makes you feel chirpily optimistic and occasionally gets pretty exciting when things are going your way. Unfortunately the shine quickly wears off, and you realise that in many respects this job’s the same as any other you’ve ever had.
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. Tear helps her get established and is willing to do five weekly payments that will increase each time. Failure to make a payment results in the game ending.
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.
Excerpt: Fans of retro gaming can lament the changing times and wish for the good old days all they want, but if there’s one thing that I think has gotten indisputably better with time it would have to be localizations. Quite a few times this generation I have been able to play games that a few years ago no one would have expected to make it over to the West, and Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale is a shining example of this trend.
Excerpt: Business simulators have come a long way. The phrase ‘business simulator’ will immediately conjure up memories of Rollercoaster Tycoon and SimGolf for many. Whatever the game though, chances are that they all lack in one major element – a compelling story. Hence why Recettear is such an unusual title.