Undertale is unique in that it gives you the option to play through the game in its entirety without ever having to battle an opponent. With several different approaches to interacting with the various creatures you encounter, Undertale is notable for its pacifist approach. Rather than dueling a monster into submission, you can pacify it before going on your merry way solving puzzles and journeying through the varied landscapes of the Underground.
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Furthermore, the monsters in Monster World are great at networking. One individual you befriend may turn out to be best buddies with a different monster, thus adding a chain reaction to your decisions. The game can be played out in stark contrasts, whether you’re acting to understand and connect yourself to the story’s monsters, or grow powerful and vanquish your foes with a few skillful shots. There is no right or wrong way to play Undertale, and you can choose to play through the game several different times in employing different methods in order to see how the story (and its respective ending) will change as you change with it.
Full of genuinely entertaining humor, a smooth RPG system, and fully fleshed-out characters, Undertale earns its place as one of the best RPG releases of the past few years. Even if you’re not a huge fan of RPG games in general, Undertale is an enjoyable experience that offers huge potential for replayability, and overall is quite a lot of fun. Whether you decide to talk it out, fight epic battles, or mix-and-match, Undertale is a game that shouldn’t be missed.
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- Fantastic story
- Unique gameplay with the option to befriend opponents
- High replayability factor
- Fighting/communicating can sometimes be a tedious process