1. Recettear: An Item Shopís Tale
There was a very dark period of my life where I played Lemonade Tycoon
every day for two weeks straight. I once stayed up until 5AM during a marathon session of Game Dev Story
. Do you remember RollerCoaster Tycoon
? Because I remember. I remember watching loan collectors circle like buzzards as I tried to keep Dr. Moosingtonís Funporium Park afloat by courting the fickle needs of a never-ending parade of greedy little monsters.
The business simulator is my heroin, a genre that preys upon my self-destructive compulsion toward turning arbitrary numbers into better numbers. For this reason, a discounted Recettear
was at once impossible to pass up and impossible to play. Cutesy item shop economics and a heaping helping of RPG elements are the ingredients for a sim speedball, and the moment I start this game is the moment I disappear down the rabbit hole forever.
Okay you beautiful, opinionated angels: tell me which of the games currently languishing in Steam purgatory deserves a better shake. Or perhaps you have your own shameful list of uninstalled titles youíll never play? Share Ďem in the comments, and letís all try to calculate how much money could have been better spent on charity.
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