One of 2015's very best gets a well-handled port to PlayStation - and Toby Fox's wonderful RPG finds the perfect home on the Vita.
It's hard to express just how much I adore Undertale without spoiling anything significant, but that's what I love about it. It tells its story in such a dynamic way, and with such a great understanding of the RPG player's mindset, that it couldn't have been told in any other way. It's a masterfully crafted experience that I won't forget any time soon.
A hilarious JRPG romp with far more than laughs on its side.
Undertale is a superb indie role-player that proves once again that it's not graphics that make a game entertaining but gameplay and great ideas.
Compelling characters and music come together with an eclectic and clever combat system. Undertale is an intensely curated experience that's worthy of your attention.
Undertale exceeds expectations, when it isn't busy subverting them.
Wonderful characters, ample secrets, tons of replayability. Boss fights can be tedious. A subversive spin on role-playing games that's packed with heart and humor.
Undertale combines charming characters, smart writing, and a unique combat system to make one of this fall's biggest surprises.
Regardless of its indie status, Undertale is one of the best and most inspired RPGs in years. By playing with traditional, turn-based mechanics, creator Toby Fox has crafted an experience with a legitimate surprise around every corner. If you have a PC and ten bucks, you owe it to yourself to play this amazing game.
Undertale is a clever and charming masterpiece, through and through. I didn't look back at our original review until after beating it and deciding for myself what I wanted to say about it, but I have very little to add or modify. No game is perfect, but a very rare handful are special, exceptional examples of the best there is to offer, and Undertale stands proudly beside them.
It's the kind of game that I'll want to replay many times in order to see how all of the various choices play out, and I'm sure I will remember it fondly for years to come. I hope everyone else can find as much joy from playing Undertale as I have!
Undertale is a fresh and original indie adventure: great story, great characters and a wonderful soundtrack.
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Undertale is a wonderful game on every level. The music is awesome, the gameplay is fun, the lore is deep, the characters are great, the humor is hilarious and the story is terrific.
A masterclass in storytelling with its memorable characters and soundtrack. Undertale is a phenomenal experience overall.
It's rare for a game to so ruthlessly and completely nail the altered reality games place us in the way Undertale does. Whether it's the nameless NPCs you always meet in RPGs or the hundreds of mooks you mow down with gunfire in games like Uncharted, Undertale brilliantly demystifies these conventions and questions why games are still codified this way. But even outside of its ambitious themes, it proves to be a compact, perfectly paced RPG experience with hilarious, tense writing and endearing charaters.
The brilliance of Undertale, its delicate balance that it manages for most of the time you'll spend playing it, is that it understands how to be scary and funny all at once. Inside the Snowdin library there are leather-bound books that contain strange prophecies, books that say profound and disconcerting things about the human soul.
Despite having beaten it, it's exciting to know that there's so much more than simply what I've seen. The complexities woven deeply into this initially unassuming RPG are enough to keep you invested long after y0u've watched the end credits for the first time. It's been a long, long time since this style of RPG has grabbed me as Undertale has, and even longer since a small independent effort has been so ambitious, impressive, and unquestionably successful.
Undertale is one of the most unique efforts seen in indie gaming. Combining a love for the old with a willingness to innovate and utilize game mechanics to express ideas, rather than a binary input-output, this game should be on any and every one's radar.
This game is totally deserving of the hype its received since it first launched on PC two years ago. Although its not the prettiest, it is one of the most original.
Two years old it may be, but Undertale arrives on PS4 feeling as timeless and inventive as ever.