Undertale Opinions

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Presper, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Presper

    Presper First time out of the vault

    Jun 8, 2015
    Yup, this game. As of now it is the highest rated game on Metacritic, and everyone everywhere is praising it like its Heyzeus.
    For those of you who don't know, this game is a top-down JRPG style kinda game which is heavily inspired by Earthbound.
    I quite like it, certainly is something refreshing with today's market of RPG's of this type I must say. It's one of the few that allows the player the choice to not kill anything, like... at all. I wish that was in more games. I remember always trying to do that in the early Fallout games, rarely succeeding to do so.

    So anyways I ask for your opinion on this game, because you guys are the most honest community I know of. Don't hold back either, rip it apart, praise it, or somewhere in the middle.

    Oh! And this game will hate you if you reload saves! Now ain't that something!
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I'm going to be playing this bad boy pretty soon. I really like the Earthbound vibe it has going on for it. The relatively simple style of the game gives me hope that I might someday be able to crank out a little indie masterpiece beloved by all with half as much depth as this. I really like the C&C stuff. I would download and play it now but I want to give it my full attention. Pacifist play through I hear is the way to go.
  3. Presper

    Presper First time out of the vault

    Jun 8, 2015
    Yes, this little gem is quite inspiring. Though if you want more story, I suggest playing a neutral run of the game first. Then you should play through Pacifist. It gives the pacifist play through a whole lot more meaning :)
  4. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    Picked it up, probably going to go ahead and dedicate a day to it when I have the time. People seem to be quite enamored with it, I'd like to see what the fuss is all about.
  5. I watched an LP of it and it already looks more entertaining than 90% of shit out there.
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  6. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    Well, I played through it a couple of times, and I'm probably going to play through at least once more in the future.

    This was a very charming little game. I'll probably remember it fondly for a very long time. It had a good story, interesting characters, and was told in a way that used its medium as a video game to its advantage. I really enjoyed that it was a game where reloading to make a different decision on something was something the game could recognize. In a way, it took that get out of jail free card away from you. It's still there, in a form, but the game remembers, and reminds you. But the main draw for me was definitely the characters. I wasn't really expecting it, but most of the characters managed to endear themselves to me in some way. Add to that a few characters that just seemed to be goofy jokes turning out to have some compelling depth to them makes the story have stakes that maybe you wouldn't think there would be. The fact that most of this depth isn't shoved into your face unless you actually go looking for it was nice too.

    Honestly I'd say it's worth a shot for most people. Neither the monetary or time investment is terribly large, and you'll get an rpg that seems like it's had a lot of time and care put into it in return.
  7. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    It's the most hilarious game I've played in ages. I like how they mix up the combat mechanics so they don't get boring or repetitive. I love the music, the art, pretty much everything about it is great. So far I haven't felt the need to reload a savegame to make a different choice but I'll maybe try it to see how the game reacts. I AM THE EXCITE.
  8. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    When I first saw it I thought it was a short indie RPG like many flooding the market lately. Small chance of being great, maybe good, but probably lame.

    A few days later a friend is raving about it. A few days after that many friends are and the game is spawning memes everywhere I look.

    I can tell the art and writing have some neat style and there's actual C&C with heavy affects.

    It's definitely worth playing and I'll get it at some point.

    The Vault Dweller
  9. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    It seems very neat, but perhaps overrrated. The best PC game of all time does not seem like a title it is worthy of.
  10. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad. Anyone who doesn't like Undertale is a terrible person.
  11. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    Well that's a bit extreme.
    I would still recommend the game, but I won't argue on best game of all time on any platform either. I've yet to see anything that can really have that sort of claim. However, from a writing standpoint, Undertale is a game that is rare in that it has a story that is specifically crafted to take advantage of its medium as a program that is running on your computer. It's also something of both a love letter to, and a deconstruction of classic JRPGs. The comparisons to Earthbound are apt in that regard.

    In addition, as a more personal experience to hopefully add to your likelihood of giving Undertale a shot, it's actually the first game that has actually made me laugh at its humor since New Vegas. It may not seem like much, but that's quite a feat for a game to accomplish with me. It may end up not being the case for you, but that the game intentionally made me laugh is astounding.
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  12. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
    Ive played it till the first town and im enjoying it, its very charming, has quite likeable characters and it made me giggle few times. I have to agree that its bit odd it gets as much praise it does. My biggest issue is the dodge combat mechanic thingie, its starting to get old already. Other than that easy to recommend at the price its sold at.
  13. Presper

    Presper First time out of the vault

    Jun 8, 2015
    Sorry, been quite busy lately.
    I agree completely. You really know how to put your opinions into words. I however am not too good at this. Its quite amazing really, its like you're reading my mind.
    Telling by your profile picture you must be some super-ultra-omni-megafan. I too find it quite humorous. I was genuinely laughing, just like what Chromevod said its the only game that made me laugh since New Vegas. Which for me is quite a feat for a game to accomplish.
  14. Pondwitch

    Pondwitch First time out of the vault

    Oct 13, 2015
    I'm not surprised by its metacritic rating, it's a simple game that executes its premise extremely well. There's really nothing to criticize. I think it's far from the best PC game ever made, but it might be the most unarguably good PC game ever made.

    Also, I like how the main character is presented as nonbinary.
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  15. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    This game is pretty much the same league as The Stanley Parable for me — it relies heavily on the medium to tell the story. I find this kind of games quite amusing and enjoyable.

    While I absolutely hated the "avoid the white objects" mechanics, it was justified by the core idea that sparing the opponents is harder than killing them. It made me struggle and curse the developer, but I was determined to finish it without killing :)

    Overall, a pretty good game, that should be played.
  16. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    You are a boring person.
  17. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Picked it up on Steam last week. I restarted about halfway through since I did a dumb early on and screwed up my pacifist route. I've put about 12 hours into it at this point and I'm just about to finish it. Final boss can't-actually-fight here I come.

    Sans is confusing me quite a bit, though. I half suspect he's related to the final boss, but I'm unsure.

    I really like Undyne, though.
  18. vdweller84

    vdweller84 First time out of the vault

    Dec 29, 2015

    Hey, are you the same TorontRayne who posted over at RPG Codex about the game? I would ask you to elaborate briefly on what type exactly the average codexer is, because the game got a lot of hate there for furfaggotism, memes and hipster content, but I'm not sure you'll feel like it. Although I've been a looong time lurker of NMA, I have just recently began to scratch the surface of Codexia. Been reading the whole Undertale thread there yesterday. It was...interesting, I guess?
  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Guilty as charged.

    The average Codexian would dislike the game purely due to it being a JRPG and having a couple of meme references. In a market filled with AAA annualized garbage, Undertale is a breath of fresh air. More games should be made like it. The story isn't the best personally but I really like what they were going for. It was a bit too simplistic for my taste but sometimes that is all you need.
  20. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Absolutely recommended. Just finished this game for the first time, on what I've heard is known as a "neutral ending", so I'm planning on playing more of it later, because I can't get enough of the characters in this game.

    Except for this guy.