Capitalism is addictive

No, I’m not dead yet.

I’m just busy helping a little girl from having to live with only two internal organs by selling overpriced wooden bows to pensioners (it’s the “in” thing right now!), candies to little girls, swords and armor to budding adventurers and recipe ingredients to housewives.

Recettear

No, I’m pretty sure you’ll be dead with only two organs, Recette.

It’s seriously addictive and Recettear is worth all the 20 USD I paid for it from Steam. Capitalism, ho!

Of course, if you’re in to socialism, it’s okay to do so, but if you really like this game, and maybe hope to see more like this, SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY! Or wait till the Steam weekend promotions, which I’ll certainly highlight here.

Regular blogging will probably resume in another week or so. Hopefully.

P.S. Euria needs to fucking die. That Combo-breaking bitch.

36 Comments

  1. Xellos-_^ Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:11 am

    saw this on sankaku
    saw this on chan
    now i see it on kuro

    3 is the word, now i have to go get it.

    Can buy this form someone other then steam? I do not and will not support steam and companies like it. Steam and the verification system is why i refuse to buy civ5.

  2. Xellos-_^ Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    nix that, i just want tot he 3sites that sankaku listed, i refuse to support online verification with limited amount activation for a someone i purchase. until it is on available on a more reasonable format i won’t buy it.

  3. linger Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    @Xellos: Impulse and GamersGate are completely DRM-free without limited activations. You can download the game once, then freely copy and move it from computer to computer with restrictions. The company that released the game even wrote about how they think DRM is stupid, so they’re very pro-free gaming.

  4. jobias Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    @Xellos-_^

    I’ve heard that it’s available on Impulse, which is DRM-free. It may also be on GamersGate but I haven’t checked myself.

  5. mirumu Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    @Xellos-_^ Said
    GamersGate usually isn’t too unlike a traditional PC install. When you buy they give you a downloader application and when you run that it downloads, unpacks and runs an installer. Usually after you install it asks if you want to leave the downloaded files behind. Say yes and in the folder you’ll find a standard PC installer EXE that you can burn to a CD or whatever. I’ve never had any trouble re-installing GamersGate downloads and haven’t even needed to be online to install.

    I didn’t buy Recettear from them though so I can’t say 100% this is how it works for this game.

  6. EvilDevil Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    Help, I can stop playing this game!

    Also, I found this to be funny…

    http://i.imgur.com/3sH2P.jpg

  7. Pw3age Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    No, that other Fairy needs to die. She won’t buy shit at 105% of base. Fuck that bitch, get out of my shop. Breaks my combo every time.

  8. inter4ever Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    Hinano and Kotaku and now Kuro, it seems that I have to get this game. Hopefully Steam will offer a promotion on it soon or I will be stuck until their new year deals.

  9. k.k. Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    I fucking love this.

    And Louie (lvl 35 in the fourth dungeon) with high tier gear is invinsible.

  10. DKellis Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 9:24 am

    I was wondering whether I should push you to blog about this too just to get this game more exposure.

  11. SnooSnoo Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    >> Level 50 grind at Crystal of Nightmare
    1 hit KO-ed
    >> Level 90 grind at Crystal of Nightmare
    1 hit KO-ed

    What is this i don’t even

  12. Pw3age Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 9:49 am

    @SnooSnoo
    If you game isn’t from Steam, you probably didn’t patch your game up to 1.106v. All of Steam’s games get auto patched, but if it isn’t from Steam, you’ll have to manually download the patch yourself from the official website. I heard the patch makes the dungeon crawling portion easier.

    If you have the patch, then I’m not looking forward to playing Crystal of Nightmare.

  13. DKellis Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    Also, to those wondering, apart from Steam, you can install the game, and then copy the entire game directory to wherever you want and it will still run fine.

    I think (never used them before) GamersGate requires you to be online to download (duh), and then you never need to bother them again.

    Impulse requires you to download and install the client, which you then use to download the game, and then you can uninstall the Impulse client if you want.

    None of the services (including Steam) add DRM. There’s also no limited activation for Recettear, and you can install as many times and places as you want.

  14. DKellis Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    @Pw3age

    The patch balances enemies (among other things) to make the earlier dungeons easier and the later dungeons harder. (Most enemies do more damage now, but slimes and ropers do less.)

    I think Crystal Nightmare is a later dungeon, so it’s going to get harder than pre-patch.

  15. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    Only Steam version has some DRM, you can’t launch the game without the client running. Not a biggie if you’re already a Steam user.

    Of course, GamersGate and Impulse are also perfectly good places to get the game from, but I highlighted Steam because I’m already using it myself. Hell, I was surprised it actually got sold there. Even funnier was that it happened in less than a few hours after I had a conversation with a friend who said the company would have to “suck Gabe’s dick” in order to get put on Steam. Ironic, eh?

    But frankly, a little DRM isn’t a big put-off. Putting the game on Steam has been a great move on their part mostly because of the bigger pre-installed user base as well as tie-ups with gaming media. Heck, this even got featured on Kotaku after launch (okay granted a lot of shit gets easily featured on Kotaku anyway…).

    Hopefully, this will push for better exposure of great indie games from Japan. I’m already thinking of getting the older EGS games to try out. Heard their latest project is a strategy-RPG mash-up. I wouldn’t mind trying it out if Carpe Fulgur gets the rights for that one as well.

    Or even better, a Recettear expansion/sequel.

  16. CaptainBright Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    Lol, to think that when I heard this months ago as a demo, it has now grown so big in support……

    Might start on it soon, with many people talking about this..

    Thunderca…. I mean, CAPITALISM, HO!

  17. Pw3age Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    @DKellis
    All I know is that slimes and ropers were doing insane amounts of damage before, are now doing reasonable amounts of damage (which was the only monsters which actually killed you, others are still weak). What they really need is to remove the goddamn loli and fairy.

  18. Jobrill Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    Hah, this game is fun.

    …And now I sort of want an Anime.

  19. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    @Pw3age: I lost count the number of times I got my ass handed to me by the damn ropers and the occasional slime in the demo. Now, the patch makes early dungeoneering a lot more easier for the new player.

    I’ll admit, the high damage and danger really made me learn how to quickly avoid the monster attacks and tactics on killing them without dying very quickly at first. Now it’s all EASY MOODO~. Great for the new players, but kinda boring for the demo veterans now.

    And removing the loli and fairy wouldn’t make the game any funner, they are there to throw spanners in to your works for a good reason ;).

    @Jobrill: … and the anime would suck terribly since it will most likely focus on the adventure aspects. It would be weird to make an anime where all that happens is a girl serving customers demanding/selling random items.

  20. Myssa Rei Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    Ehehe, 20 US Dollars is a bargain for this little gem. It’s nice that the localization is getting a lot of exposure — heck I even did a post on it myself.

    http://unequivocalhorizon.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/business-play/

  21. Wittyreviewer Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    I got this game a few days early as a review copy. I really liked it.

    Oh, and “Yayification” is going into my vocabulary!

  22. arigatou Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    Chrome Dokuro in a game?!?
    I have to play this game as soon as possible, then I might temporarily add one up to twelve organs to the main heroine. (Although one is enough, six is sufficient.)

  23. Daniel Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

    Ugh…I’ve been playing on six hours and I can’t unlock another dungeon past the Jade Way dungeon (the second one). And I’m literally broke (133 pix) and have to get 200,000 pix. I’m going to get looped several times, aren’t I?

  24. hshng Said,

    September 16, 2010 @ 12:50 am

    how far i have fallen when my first reaction to the game description is “oh, so it’s like that one eroge”

  25. Shiden Said,

    September 16, 2010 @ 6:13 am

    I can’t stop playing. If I do, that poor girl will lose her home!

    Capitalism ho!

  26. drmchsr0 Said,

    September 16, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    Not getting hit is totally a lost art. But the patch makes it a little easier to finish the dungeons… … …

    While handing you totally crap items.

    I want my treasures back.

    Also, CAPITALISM HO~ T_T

  27. updatedude Said,

    September 17, 2010 @ 12:25 am

    Y’know, an anime COULD work. IF they go the route of EPIC item selling. I mean, we have epic mahjong and epic bread making, so it’s not something impossible to do.

    Anyway, I was already aware of the little girl, so I was ready for her cheapness. Prime’s kinda annoying, but I figured that since he’s also a retail guy, he knows the price of things. I guess the guild merchant guy gets no employee discount?

    But yes, darn Euria, wasting mah time all the time.

    The events could have been better spaced out though. Shortly after finally beating the main game, I don’t seem to be getting anymore events. Right now, I’m still climbing the Obsidian Tower or whatever it’s called, so I figure I’ll end up befriending the final boss and getting a few more events from that. But otherwise, looks like events have run dry already.

    Also, yeah, Ropers… so who’s Fatina? Charme doesn’t quite match up perfectly. And if Tear is Koopa, does that mean Recette is Melt?

  28. Rockmanshii Said,

    September 17, 2010 @ 1:21 am

    Like Xellos: Koda then Sankaku then Kuro?Maybe I’ll try it and support the FUCKING industry

  29. asd Said,

    September 17, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    Izumi Curtis lost some organs and she was fine lol (apart from occasionally coughing out blood)

  30. Heh Said,

    September 17, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

    This is the greatest game ever in history.

    Almost at level 40 and has raked it more than 20mil.

    CAPITALISM, HO!

  31. FlameStrike Said,

    September 18, 2010 @ 2:26 am

    Wow this looks really interesting. Somehow I’m reminded a bit of Spice and Wolf (If only for the fact they’re both related to trading/selling). If it works fine without steam then it’s time for me to open up my wallet.

    CAPITALISM HO!

  32. maru-kun Said,

    September 21, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    downloading this now…cant wait to play!

  33. maru-kun Said,

    September 21, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    this is where im downloading it from, im pretty sure its the full version

    Kurogane: I wouldn’t suggest linking it here because I might get in trouble. And this is a game worth paying 20 bucks for.

  34. maru-kun Said,

    September 22, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    oops my bad…ur right tho $20 is actually worth it., and i actually just ordered it off of steam, dl for free doesnt really feel right

  35. CaptainBright Said,

    September 24, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    I wonder if anyone is still here talking ’bout Recettear?

    Anyways, I now agree with Kuro on how shitty Euria is. Greedy bitch is greedy.

    So far, going to start the journey to get Griff. Oh god, I don’t even want to start thinking about Arma…..

  36. Teks Said,

    December 21, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    Yo, So it turns out this game is 50% off, so there are no excuses to not buy it anymore. Same link that kurogane provided on the blog. 9.99 baby, yeah.

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