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  • Summary: Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever.

    ((Healthy Dog's Warning: Game contains imagery that may be harmful to players with photosensitive epilepsy or similar
    Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever.

    ((Healthy Dog's Warning: Game contains imagery that may be harmful to players with photosensitive epilepsy or similar condition.))

    features:

    * Killing is unnecessary: negotiate out of danger using the unique battle system.
    * Time your attacks for extra damage, then dodge enemy attacks in a style reminiscent of top-down shooters.
    * Original art and soundtrack brimming with personality.
    * Soulful, character-rich story with an emphasis on humor.
    * Created mostly by one person.
    * Become friends with all of the bosses!
    * At least 5 dogs.
    * You can date a skeleton.
    * Hmmm... now there are 6 dogs...?
    * Maybe you won't want to date the skeleton.
    * I thought I found a 7th dog, but it was actually just the 3rd dog.
    * If you play this game, can you count the dogs for me...? I'm not good at it.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 19, 2018
    100
    What else can I say? Undertale is spectacular, even three years later. It’s a game that deserves every bit of praise that it receives, and a game that the people who love it are going to remember for a long, long time. I can’t express how happy I am to have had the opportunity to experience it again on the Switch.
  2. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    One of the most original modern JRPGs of all time, and beatable at the fraction of the time. Once you get over its primitive aesthetic, you’ll soon realise why everyone else has been so captivated by Toby Fox’s creation.
  3. NF Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    95
    If you haven't played Undertale before, you will want to pick this Switch version up to experience what everyone's talking about for yourself. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 17]
  4. Sep 14, 2018
    90
    Undertale is a brilliant and smartly designed game that understands well what makes a good RPG work; so much so that it can upend expectations and deliver something that’s almost a satire of the genre. It’s been a long time since we’ve played a game that manages to surprise so often and in so many unique ways, and even if it doesn’t look like much, Undertale has way more going for it under the surface. Excellently written characters, a genre-bending battle system and a solid soundtrack make this one an easy recommendation, especially to RPG lovers. Do yourself a favour and give this one a download.
  5. 90
    Going through the experience today, it’s easy to see why Undertale was the talk of the town two years ago. It’s not an overly long playthrough, but it’s an impactful 7+ hours. A slow burn that starts off cute, but builds up to an absolutely thrilling last couple hours. I’m not sure if the Pope has gotten around to playing it yet, but he would be doing himself a disservice if he hasn’t.
  6. Sep 25, 2018
    90
    Toby Fox's work is not just an anecdote: it is perfectly well-thought out. It hides something that connects directly or indirectly to anyone who has spent too much time with a gamepad in his hands.
  7. Sep 14, 2018
    90
    The game is every bit as charming, challenging, and harrowing as it was the first time around.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Sep 22, 2018
    10
    Undertale has everything to be a good game, people are endearing and funny, the atmosphere is nice, the music is beautiful in short the gameUndertale has everything to be a good game, people are endearing and funny, the atmosphere is nice, the music is beautiful in short the game is a masterpiece if you are a fan of RPG or not I advise you strongly to try it Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 10/10 great dating sim. Got to date a skele-dude and get beat up by his brother. Fight a fish. Date a dinosuar. Date the fish. Beat up a doll in a sink. What else is needed in a video game? Also died 100 times by a goat. Just thought I'd mention that. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. TBH tho, game =x= fandom.
    A trash fandom doesn't defines a game.
    Now, with that out of the way, the actual review.
    Coming from someone that played it on 2014, the game has aged pretty well, it still feels pretty fresh and innovative. Even if Toby's jokes are despisable, they're just lines of text so I don't think they affect the score. The MewMew fight was pretty good, the music felt a little bit underwhelming tho, but it was a nice extra.

    A must play indeed, and it's a great way of introducing someone to RPGs.
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  4. Sep 27, 2018
    10
    It's a masterpiece. From mechanics, to character design, to level design, to music, to little details, toward the variety of choices. The listIt's a masterpiece. From mechanics, to character design, to level design, to music, to little details, toward the variety of choices. The list pretty much goes on, and at fifteen dollars? There are very minor issues, more-say gripes which comes down as niche-picking, (but what game comes without those?). It's more a story based game, with mechanics and graphics that may not appeal to the modern age, but those that seek what this game provides, it does so with a heart throbbing punch.

    Easy 10/10.
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  5. Jan 4, 2019
    9
    Now let's be honest, Undertale is a piece of art. A piece of art you cannot miss out to admire. And now that it's on the Nintendo Switch, INow let's be honest, Undertale is a piece of art. A piece of art you cannot miss out to admire. And now that it's on the Nintendo Switch, I decided to try it out, and no regrets. Holy damn this game was fun. It has a great story, amazing soundtrack, and a unique gameplay. I'm playing Earthbound: Beginnings next. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    8
    Undertale is a good and unique game, although not without its flaws.

    The gameplay, writing and art are a weird yet mostly successful mix of
    Undertale is a good and unique game, although not without its flaws.

    The gameplay, writing and art are a weird yet mostly successful mix of comedic self-parody and earnestness.

    The core fighting mechanic involves controlling a little heart, dodging obstacles to avoid damage. To engage with the enemy, you can choose either to fight or to interact and talk. It's unique, fun, and the game constantly riffs on the concept.

    There are a handful of puzzles. They are okay but not inspired.

    The writing is full of jokes, meta-humour, and absurdism, and there are a cast of memorable characters. I enjoyed this side of the game a lot.

    I found the story mixed, though. The broad strokes of an underground realm of mosters is good, but it's overly complex and confusing, partially due to a reliance on exposition dumps, and there are about twenty endings, which rob the game of its narrative momentum about halfway through and start to grate. I wasn't very emotionally engaged.

    The art is very basic, largely in the spirit of self-parody, but about half of the character designs are actually really strong, and there are some pretty environments. However, the other half is pretty bad. Some of the in-world character designs are not even intelligible, and there's an absence of animation which, while joked at, seems lazy.

    The music is unreservedly excellent.

    Overall, if just due to its sheer oddity, I have to recommend playing this.
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  7. Dec 5, 2018
    0
    Everyone said go in blind, to trust them, it will be great. After wasting several hours in trauma and nonsense, I gave up.

    I read this game
    Everyone said go in blind, to trust them, it will be great. After wasting several hours in trauma and nonsense, I gave up.

    I read this game was reminiscent of ghibli, no.
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