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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: November 26, 2017 (05:54 AM)
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This is the kind of game I would normally preorder (on Vita), but something about it felt wrong so I passed. After reading your review, it sounds even worse than I thought. Saved me from spending more money!

(PS - remake of the original Utawarerumono is in development)


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 26, 2017 (07:27 PM)
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It took me by surprise how poor this game was. I saw NIS had ported it and they usually port the good stuff over. I dunno; maybe it was a slow month. Glad you had better insight than I and avoided it; Jason tells me he wasn't so lucky, so I wait to see what positives he can wring from this.

I'm always happy to hear about Utawarerumono news. I spent ages learning how to spell that mess, and it's about time it started paying off. I was considering giving that a reply not very long ago; I'd definitely be up for a decent remake. Assuming it gets a port.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 27, 2017 (03:54 AM)
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I like the game a fair bit more than you did, EmP (I finished the campaign with two different girls, on two different difficulty settings), but it definitely has issues with accessibility. And, even though I like it more than you did, I'm a long way from calling it a fantastic game. ;-)


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 29, 2017 (11:08 PM)
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Emp, even for you, this is a very sarcastic review -- especially at the start. I feel your pain though, as the whole thing must have been quite the slog. Found a few things:

"Cupheadís ablest and racist because some guy canít get past the tutorial..."

Did you mean "ablest" here? Also, the Cuphead link doesn't work.

"With little to actually do, you canít canít even count on losing yourself in the plot, such as it is."

Typo here.

Did Venter proof this for you? Fire him, immediately! ^_^

Anyway, way to take one for the team. Probably you should have let Venter review it himself, since he loves it.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 29, 2017 (11:47 PM)
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I did mean ablest. It's the shiny new ist slur meant to guilt people who supposedly shame people who aren't as able as they. I think it was supposed to be aimed at people who talk about how they can run the two minute mile around people in wheelchairs feel bad, but it's been adopted by the thirsty for controversy gaming press to try and get clicks on their worthless opinion pieces on why they shouldn't feel bad that they can't twitch game. If they get their wish non-game games like Tokyo Tattoo Girls are the future they desire. It's a sucky future.

Thanks for the other catches. I fixed the double can't and the link. I'm also not sure Jason's not pulling one of his hilarious pranks when saying he enjoyed this game. It can't be done! Oh, Venter, you card.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 30, 2017 (06:59 PM)
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"Stretched thin" seems to be my permanent state these days, and is likely to remain that way for the next 2 to 3 years, what with me essentially working full-time at a retail job, freelancing online, attending college (also online), maintaining the site's infrastructure, taking care of PR matters (including review requests), playing and reviewing games myself for the site and trying to fight off stress-related depression while battling various other health issues (on the docket tomorrow: the extraction of two teeth by the local dentist). So I do sometimes miss a few things when I go over reviews, but I also tend to catch a lot more than I miss and that means the process is still worthwhile.

EmP, I was serious about not hating Tokyo Tattoo Girls. In fact, there were times I even enjoyed it! I'll DM you a link to the review I finally wrote.


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Author: Zydrate
Posted: December 05, 2017 (12:19 AM)
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Would you recommend this to me, a player who actively enjoys idle games? Or is there just not enough content to bother with?


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: December 06, 2017 (10:24 AM)
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I wouldn't. Though there's very little to do, it's still not the kind of game you can just let tick over by itself in the background, so you have to be active until the forty minute or so campaign ends. Mainly to scroll through recycled text. As stands, it also seems a tad pricey for what it is.

Maybe get it at a discount if curiosity drives you, but it really doesn't have a lot going for it.


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