Indie developer Toby Fox has created an RPG title called Undertale that surpassed Half-Life 2 and other AAA titles as the highest rated PC game of all time on Metacritic. The Surprising thing is, he developed it all by himself.
With all these AAA titles spending millions of dollars into the development of their game and employing hundreds of people to help perfect them, Undertale managed to beat them all (in terms of rating) with just one man creating the whole game with a crowdfunded amount of $51,124, and GameMaker.
Some critic reviews:
- “The fact that this is basically a one-person project only makes it more impressive, from the excellent use of simple graphics to convey emotion, to the fantastic lo-fi soundtrack. It may or may not be the best RPG you play this year, but it’s certainly going to be one of the most worthwhile—as memorable as anything in, say, The Witcher 3, and every bit as worthy.” ~Richard Cobbett via PC Gamer.
- “Undertale provided me with many hours of laughter, happiness, and warm, fuzzy feelings, all the while surprising me with some truly sad and shocking moments out of the blue. It’s the kind of game that I’ll want to replay many times in order to see how all of the various choices play out, and I’m sure I will remember it fondly for years to come.” ~Ben Davis via Destructoid.
- Regardless of its indie status, Undertale is one of the best and most inspired RPGs in years. By playing with traditional, turn-based mechanics, creator Toby Fox has crafted an experience with a legitimate surprise around every corner. If you have a PC and ten bucks, you owe it to yourself to play this amazing game. ~Bob Mackey via US Gamer
Something that is in common among all these reviews is the emotional aspect of the game. Apparently, it is a life-changing experience that will cause you to think deeper about yourself and the world, something that isn’t common in a lot of games. Don’t worry though, you can play this RPG in the comfort of your home where nobody will see you cry…