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!
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
Deltarune Screenshots and Media
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