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"Pie-kay!" A Review of the Charming Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale 0

About six and a half years ago, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale was released for the PC in the US. It had been out for three years prior to that in Japan, meaning the game is ten years old this year. Recettear is a game where you don't play as an adventurer; instead, you play as the proprietor of the item shop those adventurers frequent. I heard about it around the time of release and thought it sounded pretty cool. Some number of years after it came out, I bought it during a Steam sale, kind of ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Familiar Yet Refreshing Experience 0

On the surface, Elliot Quest is modern Zelda II clone. It's pixel-y. Much of the monster design is very Zelda-esque. You traverse dungeons, towns and difficult terrain on a 2D, side-scrolling plane, while the spaces between those areas is explored through an overhead-view world map. Its similarities to the black sheep of the Zelda franchise are numerous and obvious, but it doesn't feel crass in its execution. It feels much more like an homage than a rip-off, and the game it's referencing isn't ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.