The true meaning of the word fear... Once upon a time, fairy tales were valuable cautionary yarns filled with dire warnings and sage advice. However, over time, the stories have become so watered down with cute woodland creatures and happy endings that they have lost their true meaning and purpose. No more!
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8 アイテムを同梱: Episode 1 - A Boy Learns What Fear Is, Episode 2 - Little Red Riding Hood, Episode 3 - The Fisherman and His Wife, Episode 4 - Puss in Boots, Episode 5 - The Girl Without Hands, Episode 6 - Godfather Death, Episode 7 - The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs, Episode 8 - Beauty and the Beast

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7 アイテムを同梱: Episode 17 - The Frog King, Episode 18 - Jack and the Beanstalk, Episode 19 - Mulan, Episode 20 - Pinnochio, Episode 21 - Sleeping Beauty, Episode 22 - The Adventures of Thumbling, Episode 23 - Snow White

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8 アイテムを同梱: Episode 9 - The Master Thief, Episode 10 - The Singing Bone, Episode 11 - King Midas, Episode 12 - Cinderella, Episode 13 - The Golden Goose, Episode 14 - Iron John, Episode 15 - The Pied Piper, Episode 16 - A Christmas Carol

 

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The true meaning of the word fear...

Once upon a time, fairy tales were valuable cautionary yarns filled with dire warnings and sage advice. However, over time, the stories have become so watered down with cute woodland creatures and happy endings that they have lost their true meaning and purpose. No more! This is American McGee's Grimm, and Happily Ever After ends now!

Experience an incredible adventure built around the world's best-known fairy tales. As Grimm, you will transform the classic tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more of your favorites into darkly twisted Grimm versions of themselves in 23 episodes. Each game episode is centered around one of the world's best-known fairy tales and provides 30 minutes of gameplay. Each episode is a complete, standalone experience and the episodes can be played in any order.

システム要件

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Single Core Pentium Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 6200+ or equivalent video card with 128MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz Dual Core Processor or 3GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 7600+ or ATI x1300+ Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
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投稿日: 2014年12月11日
ゲームにする意味を感じられないゲーム。
要は、赤ずきんや白雪姫など有名な童話の中に入ってしっちゃかめっちゃかにしてやれと言ったゲームですが、肝心のゲーム部分が全くと言って良い程中身がありません。

ゲームとしてはプレイヤーキャラクターが歩いた周りが汚れていき、その汚れた状態を出来るだけ広げる、基本的にこれだけです。ジャンプアクション的な要素や、敵(?)が汚れを取り除くのでそれより素早く汚していくなどの要素もあると言えばありますが、根本的に難易度が低いのでただ歩いて行けば普通にクリアー出来てしまいます。

それではこのゲームは何を楽しむゲームなのかと言えば、恐らくストーリーなのだと思います。ただこのストーリー部分は英語で一時停止する事もできない自動デモの形で延々と喋られるので、かなりの英語力がなければ楽しめないでしょう。正直自分は全く歯が立ちませんでした。キャラアニメーションなどを見てればなんとなく分かるような内容でも無く、例えばシーンとしては普通の童話のシーンを見ながら主人公である悪役(?)が皮肉げに語るような形式なので、皮肉も含めて英語そのものを理解しなければ何一つ面白く無いです。

このゲームはエピソード形式で配布されてたらしく、ゲームの開始時点から全てのエピソード、つまり各童話を自由に選んでプレイする事が出来ます。自分は最初の2つの童話と中盤の一つ、最後辺りの一つをプレイして見た所、それぞれでゲーム内容に殆ど変化がありませんでした。童話数で23個、各童話に6~10程度のステージが用意されているので全てクリアーしたらかなり長いゲームになるはずですが、その間にやる事はアクションとも呼べない単純な内容を延々と繰り返す事になります。これは例え英語がカンペキに理解出来てストーリーが抱腹絶倒ものだったとしても、この単調なゲームを延々とプレイしなければならないならかなりの苦痛なはずです。
このゲームはなぜアクションゲームにしたのか良く分かりません。ストーリーに自信があるならばクリックアドベンチャーか動画メディアで十分だったように感じます。それ程までにアクション要素はつまらない代物です。

このゲームはお勧めしません。
英語に相当な自信があり、単調なアクションを延々と続ける精神力があり、童話への深い造詣と探求心のある人ならば・・・やはりそんな凄い人なら尚更このゲームで時間を消費するのは勿体ないでしょう。
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記録時間: 17.2 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月2日
A silly, disturbing game for the sadism in all of us.

You play as Grimm, if that wasn't obvious. A smelly, cynical dwarf who's deceptively immature with his love for purile humor and fart jokes. But he's actually intelligent, using complex words and even speaking Mandarin Chinese in one particular Fairytale.

You run around some famous (and some rather obscure) fairytales, your existence itself causing the world to become corrupt and rigid, all in the name of returning the fairytales to their rightful state. There's where one gripe of mine comes in. You don't actually turn things into how they were supposed to be. In the original Little Red Riding Hood, Red Riding Hood actually eats her own mother, that never happens in this game. You rather turn them into dark parodies, which kind of ruins the entire purpose.

Nevertheless, turning fairytales into dark, disturbing, and metal as hell wastelands is pretty entertaining. Theres an upwards of thousand of different object transformations to keep it from being stale. It even brings variations on the darkening to keep things especially fresh (Like in King Midas when you turn everything into gold).

The animations are very primitive, you can tell this was made on a budget. And the cleaners are the most annoying things you will ever encounter. But buy this game anyway, it's loads of fun for what it's worth. I hope to see a sequel...

May all our stories end so well! Until next time!
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9 人中 8 人 (89%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 8.6 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月2日
American McGee. ♥ I got hooked from the 1st (free) episode and have gotten Mulan so far. Not disappointed one bit. I imagine it will eventually get repetitive after all these episodes but it has a unique playstyle that makes me want to replay over and over again. Plus, the characters, although gross, are adorable.
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記録時間: 1.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月8日
I think I could probably sum this game up in a sentence or two.

The adventures of a pyschopathic maniac who pees everywhere and destroys everything that he comes in contact with and slowly makes the world become Hell, He also likes to buttstomp children in order to make this hell happen.

But on a serious note this game is a really funny and enjoyable game with a lot of creative destruction and a perfect amount of evilness.
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記録時間: 13.9 時間
投稿日: 2014年11月22日
Brief Synopsis:

Grimm is an episodic game that takes you through versions of different Fairy Tales. In this game, you play as Grimm, a gross little imp-like man who wants to turn all Fairy Tales back to their gruesome originals. To do this, you simply walk through each scene, dirtying up everything around you. Your main weapon is "butt-stomping", which dirties up larger areas than simply walking. There are also special power ups such as "Flaming Pee" and "Sausage Stomp", just to name two.


Long Review:

Story - There are over 20 different episodes in the game. Each one depicts a different Fairy Tale. Most you'll recognise, but there are a few obscure ones that you may or may not have heard of. Each episode starts off by showing the "light" version of the Fairy Tale, where Grimm points out all of its flaws. After you've finished dirtying up everything, the "dark" version plays.

Graphics - The graphics are cartoony and several assets (random people, princesses, and such) are reused from one story to another. The best part about the graphics are how they change from "cutesy" to "grimm".

Music/Sounds - The sound fx are pretty good in this game and the music (especially the music that plays when the game is on pause) is very catchy. I've actually caught myself humming it when out doing shopping.

Length - Each episode lasts over an hour, if you watch both the light and dark cinematics. They can be skipped by pressing the SPACE button however. If you skip them, and play quickly through the episode, then each one will last roughly 30-40 minutes.

Replayability - There are lots of "secrets" (coins) which can be found in each episode as well as the potiential to earn gold stars for turning everything in each scene dark, so there is a bit of replayability in this game if you don't manage to do everything the first time through.

Overall, if you're the type of person who enjoys immature humour (fart jokes) and cartoony depictions of violence, and you like games which don't really take themselves very seriously, you would probably enjoy this game. It does have a few problems with camera angles which are quite annoying in places, so you may want to wait until the game goes on sale to get it.
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2 人中 2 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 1.9 時間
投稿日: 2月27日
The Grimm fairytales were actually a gruesome series of short stories. These were not suitable for children and many new editions were created that toned down the violence.

This series, I believe, reinvigorates the original stories published 200 years ago. The episode's are not true representations of the events but are pretty damn close.

the gameplay is extremely simple. You walk to areas of the map to "darken" the surroundings. occassionally you butt jump on a certain area to trigger the next part of the episode.

the cons - extremely simple gameplay remains unchanged from episode to episode, constantly changing the resolution for every new episode, no save spots, trying to remember what episode's you haven't started without uninstalling episodes you have completed as you go along

Not trying to detract, it's a good storytelling game. The visuals reminded me of tearaway but the gameplay is definately not as intuitive. Still, it's cheap...it's worth it.
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3 人中 2 人 (67%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 20.9 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月4日
I bought this little gem quite a while ago. Well, hard to say... but it is right to be bad in this game, and it is also fun to see how some fairy tales take a twist into the dark side. I like this game, because of the humor, because of the fun the game can transpose ... Messy up cute, nice landscapes, make people run away from you screaming in terror... As a whole, be as nasty as nasty can be, and change the outcome into a more ... acurate ... and far ... better ending.

At least you don't have to live after this forever happily after *yuck*!

Graphics: Not contemporary but still good.
Sound: Atmospheric... and yes, you are in a fairy tale, so... face it.
Gameplay: Simple but captivating.
Overall: Wear your own if you don't like mine.
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5 人中 3 人 (60%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 1.5 時間
投稿日: 2月28日
Episode 1. "A Boy Learns What Fear Is" of American McGee's Grimm was free so I decided to give it a go on both PC and laptop.

TL;DR – Cute, basic/easy game with mildly entertaining characters and stories. Will bore the average adult gamer. Is good for mindless “butt-stomping”.

Growing up I came across a series of books by Japanese author, Misao Kiryu (桐生操) titled roughly along the lines of The Horrible Truth Behind Grimms' Fairy Tales. I think they're officially known by the Japanese title Honto wa osoroshii Gurimu dowa (本當は恐ろしいグリム童話) or Dreadful in Truth. As there are probably only Japanese and Korean versions available (unfortunate 'cos they're a great read), chances are they’re unfamiliar titles but this is what sprang to mind when I ran this game. They're three volumes filled with the re-telling of famous Grimms' Fairy Tales with a very sinister twist. In Kiryu's books, Snow White is r*ped by King Dad (incest), her knight in shining armour asks to buy Snow White's sleeping body thinking it is a corpse (necrophilia), Cinderella goes right to home base the night she meets Prince Charming at the ball (fornication), Sleeping Beauty was also r*ped/"pricked finger on spindle" and the guy she ends up with either likes transvestites or is a closeted gay(?) because he'll only bed her in men's attire and Rapunzel locked in her tower was a pr*stitute, Dame Gothel(the witch), her pimp. I could go on, it was three volumes after all but instead I'll leave you with some articles in English to quench any morbid curiosity.

There's quite a bit of truth in the pages of Kiryu's series as many of the delightful stories we heard growing up were originally made to scare all into fear and wariness against the outside world. Brutality, sexual content, wicked villainy and death were all too common. There are plenty of materials on the "actual" fairy tales. For some interesting reading that may ruin the stories you have come to love, Emily Temple's article (2012 piece) is a beginner's paradise.
Grimm isn’t as hardcore but is basically a watered-down version.

Grimm contains playful animation and cheeky puns with a somewhat stimulating story along with an abundance of cinematics between plays. It’s like an interactive storybook where the controls remind me of a beginner’s version of Super Mario 64. The graphics run smoothly on my low grade HP laptop but with it being such a colourful and detailed game, it obviously looks better displayed on a bigger monitor. I’m sure it could keep a toddler pretty happy for a few minutes, which is saying a lot. The first time I was bored and downloaded the game on my BF’s PC, skipped all the stories, just concentrating on progression. Then I started getting stuck in places where I’d have to jiggle my way out until at one point after a few scenes I couldn’t do it anymore and was completely stuck. I had to force close the game and left it at that.

When I came back to it a second time I used my laptop, which is a feeble thing that cannot run high performance games but luckily did fine with Grimm. You can control Grimm using a keyboard/mouse or both and it’s spectacularly easy to familiarise yourself with. If you’re used to FPS games, using a mouse will add fluidity but if you’re easily nauseous as I am, stick to the keyboard and it’ll be buckets more pleasant. :)

Tip 1: The game is ambiguous with instructions when “butt-stomping” at designated points in the Grimm world. When you play, you’re filling up the Dark-O-Meter at the top of the screen to the indicated goal first. Then, and only then can you butt-stomp under the butt-stomp arrow. It appears before you need it so when I didn’t comprehend this at the start I was stomping like mad under the arrow trying to figure out how to progress. :P

On my laptop I decided to go through the whole thing and listen to the story properly. It was surprisingly thought-provoking. Grimm the dwarf doesn’t like naïve, happy things and thinks children should know the truth about “the dark side of the moon” instead. Yet he’s a likeable character with a quirky, macabre sense of humour that seems misanthropic on the outside and philanthropic on the inside.

Once you finish watching the initial introduction (you can skip all the cinematics though I advise against it as it is half the fun) you have the choice between the Light Theatre and Dark Theatre. 6 scenes await you, each averaging 3 minutes. The faster you finish each scene, the better. You/Grimm are in a delightful little kingdom where everyone is dancing, joyful and ecstatic to clean stuff. You must walk, jump and best of all, “butt-stomp” on everything and anything and turn the scenery dreary, the people menacing, and practically just everything apocalyptic. There’s more to the actual story in each episode. In episode 1 Grimm wants the player to discover the meaning of fear in both an overtly depressing light (Light Theatre) and a positively realistic manner (Dark Theatre). Which is actually a refreshingly enlightened point of view for both adults and children alike.

Tip 2: It proves helpful not to skip the shorter clips between games that show you what you should do next or you may get lost. Also, use butt-stomping like crazy to save time.

So now I’m thinking, it isn’t that bad and could be pretty educational. But then come words like fondle and butt-stomping on top of things can kill dogs you’ve brought to the dark side into a splatter of red meat flying all over the darn screen while gleeful villagers awaiting execution are turned into hanging corpses. At this point it’s confusing to tell if Grimm was made for a target audience of children, adults or kidults. The attention to detail is imaginative enough and I kept a watch out for how different objects in the game “turned” albeit usually not being one to dwell on surrounding graphics/illustration. But I have a niece and nephew, ages 3 and 4 and I wouldn’t let them play this. It might be good, simple fun for adults who think dark things are cute.

When all is said and done, it’s still an entertaining game and well made apart from a few glitches/bugs. It is mainly concerned with the controls such as the accuracy of the hovering butt-stomp arrows failing the player, at times making it difficult to find the right spot to place your final butt-stomp. This causes the player to re-start a scene completely to get past the bug. It froze once but I can’t be sure it was the game’s fault or my lack of a proficient processor. As mentioned, crevices or cracks I’d get stuck in were tiresome. I had to give up on this game and pick it up again three times (PC/laptop) because of various problems.

No part of it was even close to so awful that I disliked it but the bugs got to me substantially and to vote up a game I’m uninterested in buying feels deceptive to me so here I am writing both good and bad and then telling you not to bother. If you’re interested in trying the demo, go for it. Relatively, it’s a cheap game and great quality for the price. I just can’t figure out the objective for adults playing this game. It lacks an addictive quality and has some mildly educational merits that would rarely interest a grown up. It’s darkly sweet but it’d be like buying an ornamental ceramic bunny for my dressing table and just looking at it from time to time. I actually feel pretty satisfied after reading Wikipedia’s episode list for Grimm and feel like I’ve had my fill of light, gothic, storytelling.

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3 人がこのレビューが面白いと投票しました
記録時間: 0.3 時間
投稿日: 3月13日
Burned a teacher alive using the students as kindling.....♥♥♥♥ed up game
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11 人中 6 人 (55%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.9 時間
投稿日: 1月27日
I liked it. The whole thing should be free, as it's not hard, and could be beaten in one sitting.
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2 人中 1 人 (50%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 1.8 時間
投稿日: 2014年12月25日
I've only played the first episode so far,and I really enjoy it ( i hope i can get the other episodes :p )
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Anyways, in this game you play as Grimm, a gross little imp-like man
your objective is to run around in fairy tales and trying to make everything dirty and nasty ( he wants to turn all Fairy Tales back to their gruesome originals ) in 23 different episodes ..
It's little repetitive but still enjoyable, it can give some nightmares to kids (LOL!). I think ..
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+ good cartoony graphics and great Quality.
+ great story.
+ sounds are pretty good and catchy.
+ cute animations.
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- simple and repetitive gameplay.
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Unravel and re-explore wonderful fairy tales as you turn them into a terrifying graveyards.
it's absolutely a great game and totally worth trying . 8/10
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2 人中 1 人 (50%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 1.1 時間
投稿日: 1月22日
Grimm is a unique game thats for sure! You play a man, (named Grimm) who goes around turning fairy tales into macabre horror story's! The first story lasted me about an hour to play through, though it could have lasted longer if I had tried for 100 percent. There are a good deal of story's, 10 or so ti play, but the rest of the story's cost about a dollar a piece (if you buy them one at a time). I would recommend that you try the first story free before you buy it, because I doubt everyone will like it. I know if I see a complete pack go on sale, I will probably pick it up!
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9 人中 9 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 2.0 時間
投稿日: 2014年2月19日
汚いものが大好きなGrimmを操作して童話の世界を汚くしていくゲーム。
ルールは簡単で、綺麗な所を歩いて汚していくだけ。
どんどん汚くしていくと、Grimmはレベルアップし、やがて人間や動物も汚くしていくことができる。
人間等は掃除をして綺麗にしてしまうため、さっさと汚していかなければならない。
また、ジャンプボタン二回でヒップドロップを発動する。
使った後若干硬直するが、範囲が広いため逃げていく人々を追いかける時に使える。
レベルアップすると範囲が広がっていく。
無料でエピソード1がプレイできるので、気になったらぜひやってみて欲しい一本。
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2 人中 2 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年2月6日
レビューではなく一時的なメモ。
悪者グリムを操作し童話の世界を暗黒に染め上げようというもの。
自分の身の回りを汚くする能力を持ったグリムで歩きまわることで変化していく景色や豹変するキャラクターたちが面白い。
本当にただ歩きまわるだけなので言ってしまえば単なる世界観光ゲーだが、童話好きにはたまらないかもしれない。
ただ簡単には汚染させてくれず、世界をキレイに掃除して回る住人達を抑えながら動きまわらないといけない。

一言で言えば「掃除のおばちゃんvs浮浪者」なゲーム。

グリム童話が大好きな私はとても楽しめてます。

【不具合メモ】
ランチャーが起動出来ない不具合。
調べてみたら同様の不具合が稀に見られるらしく、それに対しての開発コメントが「うちではそんなことなかったんだけどなぁ…なんでだろう」というもの。
動作環境の問題ではと推測され、開発側の指示により公式からFreeの第一話だけを起動してみたところしっかり遊べたという。
また、各話がスタンドアロンしているためSteamフォルダ内の各話exeからの起動もテストしてみたところ、こちらも問題なく動作。
ランチャーの起動のみが出来ないようで、原因も解決法も不明のまま。
遊べることは遊べるけどSteamを介していないため時間記録やスクリーンショットなどSteamコマンドの使用はできず。
Steamもしくは開発側の対応待ちといったところのようです。
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9 人中 3 人 (33%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 1.7 時間
投稿日: 2014年5月4日
เกมนี่ฟรีเล่นกับเพื่อนสนุกให้ฆ่าซอบบี้เกมนี่มีหลายด่าน
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投稿日: 2014年4月26日
iQすこあ 79/100
童話の世界をぶっこわせ!きれいな童話なんてもうふるい!醜いものこそジャスティス!
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記録時間: 0.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年6月20日
Good
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記録時間: 10.5 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月8日
Grimm (a.k.a American McGee's Grimm) was originally released on GameTap in weekly episodes, and is made by several of the same people who made American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns, principle member being American McGee, obviously, but also the writer and one of the main voice actors - more on that later. The artstyle is very stylized and a bit silly, but quite lovely, and it fits the theme very well. The gameplay is simple, but satisfying; a somewhat detailed description of which is below.

The game stars a filthy, cynical, sadistic dwarf called Grimm (hence the name), who despises the trend of prettying up fairy tales for kids, and makes it his mission to return them back to their dark origins, or at least his own spin on their dark origins. Grimm, along with every other character in the game, is voiced by Roger L. Jackson, whom you may know as the voice of Ghostface (Scream films), Mojo Jojo (the Powerpuff Girls), the Cheshire Cat (McGee's Alice), Anton Sokolov (Dishonored), etc. etc. As such, despite being only one person, the voice acting is varied and top notch, if hammy, and is one of the highlights of the game, along with the well written dialogue and dark sense of humour. The game doesn't take itself very seriously, and it's all the better for that.

Grimm is made up of a series of self-contained episodes that take about half an hour to an hour to complete, each one based on a particular fairy tale, some well-known, others not so much. At the beginning and end of each episode you watch a puppet theatre narrated by Grimm, the first one being a cutesy and inoffensive version of the tale that he picks apart, the latter one being his own, nastier, gruesome take on the tale. These, as with all cutscenes, are skippable. Between these two are a series of levels or "scenes", based on the events of the tale, and it’s here where the meat of the game lies.

Gameplay-wise, the game is a fairly simple platformer but with a special mechanic; in every level Grimm has a circular aura around his person that can instantly change objects from their original sugary cuteness, to excessively dark and grotesque. The living creatures and people of the land (referred to as "cleaners"), valiantly try to stave off Grimm's corruption by converting objects back to their lighter selves. Their efforts are pretty much in vein, however, as Grimm can convert objects far more quickly than they do, so they function more as a nuisance than a real threat.

As Grimm converts more objects, he becomes more powerful, which is represented in-game by his "Dark-o-Meter". Gaining levels in the Dark-o-Meter gives Grimm a larger aura, allows him to jump higher and run faster, and most importantly, convert bigger objects and eventually the cleaners themselves, which renders them powerless. To progress through each level, Grimm must convert certain indicated objects to their dark equivalents, which usually requires filling up the Dark-o-Meter to a certain point. There is no fail state, and though Grimm can die through environmental hazards such as water, he respawns immediately and there is no penalty for dying, so playing through the game is a fairly straightforward and relaxed affair, though there are medals available for speedrunning levels, if you're into that sort of thing.

Some episodes spice things up by introducing powerups, and some levels are more platforming-heavy than others, but other than that the gameplay is pretty much the same throughout the series. One might think this could get boring fast (and for some it might do), but in my opinion it's kept fresh by the sheer variety of objects that can be converted. Every single character, object, and piece of the environment has a light and dark variant, and each episode has its own original setting which introduces a lot of new ones. Much of the fun comes from seeing how each new cutesy object/character warps into a twisted and disgusting parody of its former self (and if you manage to collect all the "secrets" hidden in an episode's levels, you can see the episode's Gallery, which allows you to look closely at light and dark variations of every object from any angle).

There's also something viscerally satisfying about the way Grimm converts things; as your power increases you may begin to feel like a perverse demigod as the land curdles all around you, and the fact everyone is powerless to stop you and you cannot be killed just adds to that. It's fun to look back at your handiwork at the end of each level and see how almost unrecognisable the land is from its former self.

As for the negatives, the gameplay is, as said, simple, and may be too much so for some people. The game was made quickly and on a budget, and it shows - the animation is often quite stiff and there's a certain lack of polish, but fortunately the artstyle makes this not too much of an issue, and it does improve somewhat as the series goes on. While the voice acting is good, it can get rather repetitive at times, as can the music, although each episode has a different soundtrack which prevents you getting too sick of it. Camera is serviceable but a little restrictive; I would have preferred to be able to look up and around a bit more to see things, as that's the focus of the game, though in the later episodes a new wider camera option is added that helps with that. The fact that it's in episodic format results in some oddities, such as later episodes having slightly more features, and settings (e.g. screen resolution) not being transferred between episodes, so you have to re-set them each time you play a new episode. Finally, there may not be a massive amount of replayability once you've been through each episode, unless you wish to get the timed medals and/or find every secret. None of these negatives have been a major problem for me, though.

So, to sum up, if you're only looking for deep, strategic and/or very difficult gameplay, this game probably isn't for you. If you'd enjoy a more laid-back experience that you can dip in and out of, enjoy black humour, and perhaps have a passing interest in fairy tales, you could do a lot worse than Grimm.
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投稿日: 2014年1月6日
While the gameplay itself it very simple and repetative, I enjoy the theme and the story telling. Some of my favorite games and stories are darker "adult" versions of fairy tales. This is no exception. I expected no less quality from Spicy Horse.
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投稿日: 2014年1月7日
I've only played the first two episodes so far, but I really am enjoying this (Ep 2: Little Red Riding Hood was pretty badass). The gameplay is simple and laid-back.. nothing is going to attack you (they just clean up behind your mess). You can only die by falling into chasms, water, or lava (and there is no penalty for death). It plays like De Blob + a Katamari game. The real treat is the story-telling. You begin each tale with a very sarcastic telling of the truthful version. Upon completion, you get to watch the disturbing retelling you created. Definately not for everyone, but you get a pretty good bit of content for $10.
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