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TheGunheart Some nights I rule the world... from on the street.
Some nights I rule the world...
May 23rd 2013 at 10:53:46 PM

From Toby "Radiation" Fox of Homestuck musical fame, comes this charming RPG that combines a mix of puzzle solving, classic turn-based combat and Bullet Hell to create something awesome. Sadly, it's only a demo, with no release date set for the full game yet.

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
DrStarky Okay Guy from Corn And Pig Land Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Okay Guy
May 24th 2013 at 8:50:05 PM

I just finished the demo.

Severely charming. Very much looking forward to the full version.

I liked all goofy ways you can interact with enemies and the cute little bullet hell mini-games you play to avoid damage.

Put me in motion, drink the potion, use the lotion, drain the ocean, cause commotion, fake devotion, entertain a notion, be Nova Scotian
Enkufka Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
May 25th 2013 at 9:35:25 AM

I really like this game. Just so much how it rocks the boat of JRPG expectations.

Very big Daydream Believer. "That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray "Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
DrStarky Okay Guy from Corn And Pig Land Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Okay Guy
May 25th 2013 at 11:32:25 AM

I like how it's possible to get through the whole demo with out actually killing anything.

It's a refreshing break from so many murder-happy RPGs.

edited 25th May '13 11:32:46 AM by DrStarky

Put me in motion, drink the potion, use the lotion, drain the ocean, cause commotion, fake devotion, entertain a notion, be Nova Scotian
May 31st 2013 at 7:32:49 PM

This game.

I'm so glad my friend recommended it to me.

I just can't wait until the full thing comes out. Never did I expect to come to love and hate characters based on about a half hour of interaction.

Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Jun 3rd 2013 at 4:16:10 AM

This game made me feel horrible. Not because it's bad or anything, but because... I know what I did. I can't undo that. I'll have to live with it forever now. Actually, I was so upset that I deleted the entire game and replayed it so they would stop taunting me, but I still know what I did. I'm sorry. I'm sorry! I am actually seriously crying right now.

...ironically, talking is not the solution.

edited 3rd Jun '13 4:16:46 AM by Clarste

fillerdude Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Jun 3rd 2013 at 5:12:08 AM

One thing's for sure, I'm going to have to get the whole game. I talked to all the enemies not because I was a pacifist but a) well, how many JRPGs give you the diplomacy option? and b) bullet hell is more fun than the timing system for attacking.

Speaking of the battle system, I thought this one would work really well on a 3/DS. Hmm.

Jun 5th 2013 at 9:45:11 PM

You told me about this a while back on Steam, and I streamed it last night for some of the Hardcore Gaming 101 crowd, going in mostly blind...

...and I have to say, Undertale gave me a feeling I haven't usually had from games since Cave Story, and it's just a demo! The full game can't come soon enough, because I'm already strangely engrossed.

Oh, and if you're all wondering, I did actually manage a total Pacifist Run the first time. Seems like the obvious thing to do in a game with a "Spare" mechanic. Needless to say, I'm quite thankful I managed not to kill a certain someone after the fact...

edited 5th Jun '13 9:46:15 PM by NamelessFragger

RLabs from cat planet!
Jun 25th 2013 at 7:56:26 PM

My god. Played through it once, and the whole thing with Toriel was too powerful. When she told you to turn around and leave her to destroy the tunnel I tried, because leaving after all that was too sad.

But then I couldn't, and I assumed the way to get her to let you leave was to weaken her until her dialogue options changed. And then... you know. And I turned the game off and felt sick enough I was seriously considering not buying it, because if that was the required conclusion I didn't want to play through the whole game. But I tried again and refused to fight and it was so cute and then Flowey happened and I bought the game immediately. Radiation seriously had me convinced it was just going to be a cutesy game with a little humor and nothing out of the ordinary and then... yeah. And if you haven't played through, don't look, but the demo changes on subsequent playthroughs. Some of them are a doozy.

So my guess as to what's going on: You, the player, are some higher entity playing through the game over and over again, controlling the girl. The flower is another player, or a protagonist from the past- either way, they're just as much from outside the realm of the story as you. Toriel (the game's tutorial) has watched the other kids- your previous playthroughs- head out into the world and die, over and over, and she's sealing the tunnel to stop the game from being played again. If you refuse to fight her, she accepts that you're finally ready to complete the game. And if you kill her, she realizes the truth- that you're from beyond the realm of the game's world and don't care about its inhabitants, and that her purpose was to protect the rest of the world from you for as long as possible.

TheGunheart Some nights I rule the world... from on the street.
Some nights I rule the world...
Jun 25th 2013 at 9:57:05 PM

I gotta be blunt here; the bit with Toriel was far, far worse than the White Phosphorus Incident.

Mainly because by giving the play the option, it feels that much worse if you inadvertently don't take it.

Also, it's got a Kickstarter now!

edited 25th Jun '13 9:57:43 PM by TheGunheart

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
CountofBleck The Cyber champion rises from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
CountofBleck The Cyber champion rises from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
ShadowDimentio Your Best Friend from the Underground
Your Best Friend
Sep 13th 2015 at 7:03:39 PM

I'm excited too.

A friendly flower, and your best friend. He has a knack for funny faces.
Sep 15th 2015 at 9:47:29 AM

And it's out, as of about forty-five minutes ago!

CountofBleck The Cyber champion rises from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
The Cyber champion rises
Sep 15th 2015 at 9:55:12 AM

TIME TO SPREAD SOME LOVE!

ShadowDimentio Your Best Friend from the Underground
Your Best Friend
Sep 15th 2015 at 1:27:38 PM

A friendly flower, and your best friend. He has a knack for funny faces.
Sep 15th 2015 at 3:39:39 PM

bless this game jfc

Boss fights are great. Keeping everything alive is challenging but never boring. Writing's excellent. Soundtrack's incredible. The bullet hell gameplay is the best thing to ever happen to an RPG.

Game of the year 2015.

edited 15th Sep '15 5:31:40 PM by Hashil

Deathonabun Bunny from the bedroom
Bunny
Sep 15th 2015 at 8:24:33 PM

Haven't played it yet because I'm waiting a week so I can get a group of friends together to play it.

...It's just sitting there in my steam library. Taunting me.

...This is gonna be rough.

One of my few regrets about being born female is the inability to grow a handlebar mustache. -Landstander
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Sep 15th 2015 at 8:45:51 PM

Anyone know where Undyne is? She kinda disappeared after the boss battle.

ShadowDimentio Your Best Friend from the Underground
Your Best Friend
Sep 15th 2015 at 8:51:53 PM

It can't end like this. No. NO I WON'T ALLOW IT.

THIS CAN'T BE PERMITTED. IN NO REALM IS THIS OKAY GAME.

THIS CAN'T BE THE ENDING. NOT THIS. NOT THIIISSSSSS!!

HHHHHHHHHHHHHH

edited 15th Sep '15 8:53:50 PM by ShadowDimentio

A friendly flower, and your best friend. He has a knack for funny faces.
Sep 15th 2015 at 9:09:18 PM

Undyne's reversing arrows are killing me.

ShadowDimentio Your Best Friend from the Underground
Your Best Friend
Sep 15th 2015 at 9:15:30 PM

It's over. It's over. IT'S OVER!

The ending was... OOOHHHH. You had me for a second there, game, ha ha ha!

But... The golden ending looms. Whatever could it mean, that remark at the end...

Well... I'll find out soon enough. Golden ending, here we GOOO Oooooooo to bed.

I'm tired.

A friendly flower, and your best friend. He has a knack for funny faces.
ShadowDimentio Your Best Friend from the Underground
Your Best Friend
Sep 15th 2015 at 10:16:48 PM

I LIED I STARTED THE GOLDEN ENDING AND FOUND A SECRET DUNGEON AND OOOHHHHH GOD THIS IS NOT OKAY IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN JESUS NO NO NO

NO GAME YOU CAN'T END ON A LIGHTHEARTED NOTE AFTER THAT, EVERYTHING WILL NOT BE OKAY.

Oh. Well. That information is useful. I had assumed that this would be where they came from.

edited 15th Sep '15 10:23:42 PM by ShadowDimentio

A friendly flower, and your best friend. He has a knack for funny faces.
Sep 15th 2015 at 11:04:17 PM

Doing a pacifist run myself, though I glanced over at a omnicidal one on youtube and it looks like Sans practically vanishes from the game if you kill Papyrus.

ShadowDimentio Your Best Friend from the Underground
Your Best Friend
Sep 15th 2015 at 11:06:38 PM

Golden ending achieved. I am sated. Good news by the way, it's not absolutely terrifying, as opposed to the merely "good" ending.

A friendly flower, and your best friend. He has a knack for funny faces.

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