Recettear Capitalism, Ho!
Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:34 AM
It's a Japanese RPG game where you also are am item shop owner. It's part management sim/ part dungeon crawler. I was just wondering a while ago why there was no game from the viewpoint of the item seller, and lo and behold, i stumbled across this.
Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:08 PM
But before Recettear was created, there was Gust's Atelier series. It began in the mid 90s as a life simulation/RPG fusion, and new games are still being made. See the series' TVTropes entry at http://tvtropes.org/...n/AtelierSeries , and a fansite called Puni Cove at http://punicove.ar-ciel.org/index.htm
If you want to experience one of the core Atelier games in English, start with Atelier Annie on DS (should cost about $20 now), or Atelier Rorona on PS3 (about $60). Or support the person who's trying to create a fan translation of Atelier Marie. Also, there's a trio of games with vaguely similar gameplay on PS2 called Atelier Iris 1-3... they emphasize RPG aspects, and don't have much in the way of simulation.
Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:48 PM
You can control the character like normal (left, right, jump) and well as you are able to turn the screen to make the walls the new floor and such. If you move too fast and land, you loose. There are a lot of checkpoints spaced [not] too far apart so it doesn't get you as frustrated as if you had to complete each level in one go, though there is a time trial mode I believe. I enjoy it more because it looks like a not book sketch world.
This post has been edited by Suigetsu: 27 November 2010 - 03:16 PM