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Old 09-02-2010, 05:51 AM   #1
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Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Some weird game from japan is now on Steam


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Recette Lemongrass finds herself in charge of an item shop built into her house, in order to pay back a loan her father took and then skipped out on - and Tear, her newfound fairy "companion", won't take no for an answer! As Recette, you have to decide how you'll get your stock - either through playing the markets in town or going out into the wild with an adventuring friend and thrashing beasts until they give up the goodies - how much to sell things for, what the shop should look like, and how to best go about getting the money Tear needs to pay off the loan. If you can't come up with the money... well, hope you like living in a cardboard box.

"We are happy - almost to the point of delirium, really - to be on Steam," said Andrew Dice, Project Director for Recettear at Carpe Fulgur. "This is the first time an independently-made game from Japan has appeared on the Steam service. This will allow the game to reach an audience of millions that otherwise would've been closed to it, and we have high hopes that Steam users will enjoy the game for the unique gem that it is."







Following link has a bit of depth about the game plus a link to the demo.


http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010...em-shops-tale/
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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There are many Doujin (Independant Japanese games) games that are very fun to play. Even though it was made in 2000, Alice Nyo is among my favorite games of all time. Its a Strategy/Puzzle RPG that is simple yet boosts a fantastic soundtrack. Another great Touhou title which released last year is Mystical Chains, a 2D platformer where you play as a duo of witches. Here are videos of the first and fourth Chapter boss fights:





I expect to see more Doujin both on Steam and the PSN. In fact, Sony recently made a deal with Rockin' Android, which makes English ports of some games including the Gundemonium Collection which contains 3 titles in the series.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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I'm really happy to see Recettear on Steam. Hopefully more Japanese games follow. I'll definitely buy it, but probably not till the holiday sale.
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