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As a huge fan of the epic Undertale (a game I have on three systems now!) I was very excited to finally play the spin off, Deltarune which by the way is an anagram of Undertale…. Did that blow your mind like it did mine when I found out?
A Spin Off…. Kind Of
I know that I said Deltarune is a spin off from Undertale and that is what the developer has stated. However, while this is a spin off and parts of the game are intended to make you think of Undertale, Deltarune is not actually set in the world of Undertale. It is kind of hard to actually explain, but when you play this you know right away that the guy who did Undertale did this game.
The Dark World
I got very invested in the story of Undertale and I can say the same for Deltarune. You play as a character called Kris. Kris lives in a world where monsters roam around the surface of the world. One day he and his classmate, Susie fall into a place that is known as Dark World. Here they learn that they are the ones who are destined to bring balance back to the world. The writing is very witty and bot Kris and Susie (even though she drove me nuts) are characters that you care about. I wish I could say more about the story, but I do not want to spoil things and also as I write this only chapter one has been released.
Kill or Spare?
The combat system is very reminiscent of Undertale where you more want to spare the things you are fighting. The gameplay is what you would expect from a turn based RPG. One of the interesting things about the combat in Deltarune is that while you want to “spare” the monsters. Susie does not and she wants them all dead. In the early parts of the game, you do not control what Susie does so you have to be very clever with what you do in order to win the battle, but make sure the monsters are spared. This is something that I found very interesting and I am very intrigued to see who they build upon this in the next chapter of the game. As well as standard attacks you can use these things called Tension Points. These are what will allow you to use spells, spells which can make taking down, but not killing monsters easier.
Look, Deltarune is one of those games that is rather hard to talk about as you do not want to spoil the story. Let me tell you the story is very dark, very well written and Kris, Susie and another character that you come across are very well written. This chapter ends on a major Cliffhanger and it is one that raises so many questions about Kris and what his destiny really is.
My main criticism wit Deltarune is a rather strange one and that is I want more! This is being sold in chapter form and as I write this it has been a few months since the first chapter was released and the second chapter still has no official date. I know he is working as hard as he can, but I really hope he can get that second chapter out real soon.
- I love the characters
- It feels very much like Undertale
- The combat is very fun
- What is the deal with Kris?????
- It is enjoyable from start to end
- It is only a small part of the story
- Release chapter 2 already!
Deltarune is a game that many people had their eyes on and for good reason too! This is actually a spin-off from the awesome Undertale which for many is one of the best games of the last decade.
Wait So It Is Not A Spin-Off?
Ok, so I know that I just said that Deltarune was, in fact, a spin-off from Undertale and even the guy that made it says this is so……. But it is not set in the same world as Undertale and it really does not have much at all to do with it. However, I will say that anyone who has played Undertale will within five minutes of playing Deltarune know that it was put together by the same person.
Falling Into Dark
One of the ways that you can tell Deltarune is from the same person as Undertale is the story. The story is super engrossing and the main reason for that is the writing is just fantastic. The main character is Kris and that is who you will be playing as. The world that Kris lives in kind of sucks as there are monsters just roaming around. One day he and another student somehow end up in a place that is known as The Dark World. It is here that they learn about their destiny and that they can save the world from monsters. I really do like Kris and actually, while Susie can be annoying, she is also a great character and the two of them have a ton of personality. The story is great and it is being released episodically so I do not want to ruin it for you guys.
The combat is very similar to what Undertale offered in that you can spare the creatures that you are in a battle with. This is a turn based RPG and the battles are an absolute blast to play. You really do want to save the creatures that you are fighting, but at first, Susie does not agree with this. So you have to actually change the way you go about battles to make sure she does not just kill everything! While you can do some pretty basic attacks, Deltarune also allows you to use spells. Spells are used by using what the game calls Tension Points. Some of the spells are a lot of fun and you have more chance of defeating a monster without killing it when you use a spell.
What Happens Next?
As Deltarune is being released in chapters as I write this only the first chapter of Deltarune has been released. I really did enjoy the dark story that the game told and the three main characters (I am not spoiling the character Kris and Susie meet!) are written very well. It does end on a pretty big cliffhanger and I am still waiting for chapter 2 to show up, but it looks like it is not happening any time soon!
Deltarune is a great game it really is. It is a fantastic RPG and one that I can see myself playing through many times. It features characters that you care about, a very interesting combat system and the story always keeps you wanting to no more. So much so that I really wish that chapter 2 would get here already! I cannot recommend Deltarune highly enough it really is a blast to play through.
- The characters are very likable and well written
- Combat is very interesting
- If you like Undertale you will like this
- You are still unsure of Kris at the end of the game
- It is very addictive and you will play through it more than once
- Still no chapter 2 in sight
- If you did not like Undertale (what is wrong with you?) I cannot see you liking this
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