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Undertale

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  • Release date: 9/14/2015
  • Developer: tobyfox
  • Publisher: tobyfox
  • Genre: IndieRPG
  • Languages: English
  • Features: Single-player, Steam Trading Cards
  • Requirements: View details
  • Release date: 9/14/2015
  • Developer: tobyfox
  • Publisher: tobyfox
  • Genre: IndieRPG
  • Languages: English
  • Features: Single-player, Steam Trading Cards
  • Requirements: View details
  • Release date: 9/14/2015
  • Developer: tobyfox
  • Publisher: tobyfox
  • Genre: IndieRPG
  • Languages: English
  • Features: Single-player, Steam Trading Cards
  • Requirements: View details
Undertale

Undertale

tobyfox
Requirements minimum
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128MB
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Requirements recomended
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 10
  • Processor: 2GHz+
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Undertale

Undertale

tobyfox
Requirements minimum
  • OS: Mac OS X
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Requirements recomended
  • OS: Mac OS X
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Undertale

Undertale

tobyfox
Requirements minimum
  • OS: If you can run other games on Steam, it's probably OK
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
Requirements recomended
  • OS: Ubuntu 14+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

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Undertale Review: A Brilliant Retro Adventure

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Undertale is an old school adventure game with dungeons, puzzles, and monsters. If you like the way games were made back in the 1980s, download Undertail for PC. But sometimes it gets overnostalgic; don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Undertale Concept 5/5

There is a legend of the underworld where the humans have once driven the monsters. No one dared in until you suddenly decided to check the legend. To get through, you’ll need some assistance, but think who will provide it.

Undertale is a 2D adventure game where you need to reach the end of the dungeon, passing the traps and the monsters living here. The unusual part is that the monsters don’t have to be eliminated. You can talk to them to pacify, or just escape the fight, or, okay, kill them. In the beginning, one of the characters explains you the unusual fight mechanics.

And there are holes and doors, buttons and locks, labyrinths and circles, and other puzzles you need to solve to enter the next room. Watch your life level: when it reaches zero, your character dies irreversibly. By the way, in these fights you need to literally control your heart!

The most astonishing is the idea of irreversible modifications. The way you interact with monsters (escaping, communicating, or killing them) affects the possible endings. Consequences may vary up to the total destruction of the world, and when it’s finally recovered, the game is already modified in its visuals and options.

Visuals Effects 5/5

The game recreates the Golden Age even too realistically. The images are as pixelized as can be, the resolution is low, and the game is supposed to run in windowed mode. The overall picture is quite impressive, but we must understand that it’s all about following the tradition. Well, when it comes to reminding us of Pac-Man and Space Invaders, the visuals do the job.

Audio Effects 5/5

Again we must understand, that the mission wasn’t making the audios great, but making them authentic. And yes, the music is quite 8-bit, as well as the other sounds. If you just want to reminisce of that sweet time when every new game was to be celebrated, you don’t even have to look; just listen.

Controls 5/5

And again, if the developers pursued the authenticity, they succeeded. The game only uses arrows, Ctrl, Space and Enter. You cannot even use the keyboard to enter your name: you’ll have to navigate the alphabet, selecting each letter manually. Luckily, your player name cannot exceed six characters. As for navigation within the underground world, the job is done properly. Even if you were born long after the Golden Age, you won’t suffer (unless you tend to use WASD, completely useless here).

Replay Value 5/5

How many times did we say in this Undertale review that the game is mostly of nostalgic value? It’s like listening to latest releases by Duran Duran or Depeche Mode: can’t believe they weren’t recorded in some 1987. And yet, sounding almost the same, delivering the same vibrations, they haven’t got you tired yet. Undertale delivers just the same sweet old-though-new feel. As for true replayability, it is enhanced with modifications you cause with your choices.

Summary

Despite Undertale was released in 2016, it’s a typical early game with simple controls, excessive dialogues, 8-bit visuals and sounds, and a lot of imagination and humour applied. It promises a magic trip both along the underground dungeons and along your (or, well, your parents’) childhood reminiscences.

Conclusion

If you like it retro, hard, and morally charged, download Undertale and enjoy the classical Golden Age game made long after.


Pros : Thoroughly recreated retro stylistics;
Long gameplay with puzzles and choices;
Dense humour;
Far-stretching influence of your decisions;
Retro style doesn’t prevail over making a decent game.

Cons : The game may seem too retro for some;
Minimalistic controls;
Roguelike elements may annoy.


Graphics 5.0

Gameplay 5.0

Controls 5.0

Replay Value 5.0


Average : 5.0




Very interesting singleplayer mode.
One of the best role-play games ever!
Our team recommends this game to play. Very insistently

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