Sunday, February 20, 2011

25 - Chulip

Genre: Adventure
Rating: T
Developer: Punchline
Publisher: Natsume
Platform: PS2
Release date: 2007

A few years ago I tried this game out but never bought it. The idea intrigued me: level up by going around the town kissing people until your true love will reciprocate your feelings! The idea of the game has stuck with me through the years but I'd basically forgotten everything about it.

Playing the game I realized why I put it down so quickly the first time. It's very, very slow. It's very Japanese as well which might turn some people off. There's no murder or car crashes or explosions but just you and your father in a strangely Animal Crossing-esque world. Despite the ponderous pace of the game I really enjoyed playing it.

There were various plot points laid out relatively early in the game and there was always something going on in the town that you needed to take care of. Each character was a specific personality and overall the game oozed with a cute, Japanese charm.

At first I thought I might just sit and play the game to completion for it didn't seem very easy to die. However, finally I was presented with the option to jump down from a higher plot of land to a back yard below. Of course I took that chance and ended up plummeting to my death. It didn't seem that far, I swear!

Would I play again? Sure.


Bryan Ochalla said...

I own this game but have yet to play it, sadly. I think I'll finally give it a go soon -- despite the fact that it sounds a bit slow.

Marcus said...

I'd say it's worth it! Especially for someone who is into import games and this game seems like something that normally wouldn't come out outside of Japan. :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, yeah, I'm also amazed it was released here. I really don't know why I've avoided it up until now. I guess I just have too many other games to play :}

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