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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: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  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. Nov 9, 2018
    10
    Undertale has an interesting story plot, simple game mechanics and music that seems to enhance the atmosphere of the game. The game is veryUndertale has an interesting story plot, simple game mechanics and music that seems to enhance the atmosphere of the game. The game is very enjoyable and I'd recommend it to anybody who has not tried it out yet. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    I am not an RPG fan. I've played Pokemon, Final Fantasy, and a few others that were just not memorable enough for me. But Undertale isI am not an RPG fan. I've played Pokemon, Final Fantasy, and a few others that were just not memorable enough for me. But Undertale is different. It takes RPG tropes I hate and turns them on their head. I really enjoyed the combat in this game, it's unique, challenging, and interesting.

    The characters are endearing and the humor is fantastic. The music does a fantastic job of representing the character's personalities and traits (especially Death by Glamour). I cannot say how much I love this soundtrack. It's definitely a jammer.

    The complaints I have with the game are that the sprite work can be boring sometimes. You can walk down a hallway with 1 color, so you cannot even tell if you are moving or not. It's weird because there are some points in the game that are gorgeous (like the room where you fight sans). If all sprite work was like this it'd be incredible. Genocide run can be a little grindy.

    This is one of the best games I have ever played, and if you haven't played it yet, make this a priority. Go in blind if you can.
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  4. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    This is the best indie game ever made. No doubt. It looks and sounds beautiful. The characters all have their own special charm. The worldThis is the best indie game ever made. No doubt. It looks and sounds beautiful. The characters all have their own special charm. The world around you is wonderfully designed. The music is amazing. The stories are very well done, namely the Pacifist story. If that didn't give it away, this is one of those games where every single choice you make affects the ending of the game. Say you don't kill anything and do a bunch of other really specific stuff. You'll get the Pacifist ending. If you play through the game normally (and most likely blindly), you'll get the Neutral ending. But if you literally go around hunting for enemies to kill, eventually none will show up. Do this in every area of the game, and you'll get the Genocide ending (and one of the hardest boss fights every made). Overall, Undertale is modern masterpiece. Just don't go looking up fan-art of Undyne x Alphys... I've seen some s***. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is a masterpiece. The jokes are funny, the atmosphere is relaxing, the music is well done (due to the fact Fox is a composer), the characters are likable, action is provided, and some of the twists are definitely shocking. In the True pacifist Ending, you are just stricken with sadness due to the fact that despite saving everyone, you cannot save one monster. My one small complaint is the graphics and sprites. I highly recommend playing this game on PC, PS4, PS Vita or Nintendo Switch. Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2018
    5
    Undertale has some unique mechanics which are interesting, such as the mini-game you play to mitigate any damage you receive, however for anUndertale has some unique mechanics which are interesting, such as the mini-game you play to mitigate any damage you receive, however for an RPG the storyline seemed overly simple and the humour is fairly basic. I found this game underwhelming after reading all the extremely positive comments, especially if you consider that at the time of writing it's almost ranked the same by players as Zelda BOTW (8.5) and Mario Kart (8.6). I'm a big fan of 8 bit games, but I wouldn't recommend this to a friend. Expand
  7. Dec 12, 2018
    0
    Vaya basura de juego como se nota que los que ponen un 10 no tienen ni idea de videojuegos

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