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Recettear is the story of an item shop, the girl who lives in it, and the fairy who turned her life upside down. Recette Lemongrass finds herself in charge of an item shop built into her house, in order to pay back a loan her father took and then skipped out on - and Tear, her newfound fairy "companion", won't take no for an answer!
Release Date: Sep 10, 2010

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$19.99

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Includes 3 items: Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters, Fortune Summoners

About the Game

Recettear is the story of an item shop, the girl who lives in it, and the fairy who turned her life upside down. Recette Lemongrass finds herself in charge of an item shop built into her house, in order to pay back a loan her father took and then skipped out on - and Tear, her newfound fairy "companion", won't take no for an answer! As Recette, you have to decide how you'll get your stock - either through playing the markets in town or going out into the wild with an adventuring friend and thrashing beasts until they give up the goodies - how much to sell things for, what the shop should look like, and how to best go about getting the money Tear needs to pay off the loan. If you can't come up with the money... well, hope you like living in a cardboard box.

Key features:

  • Manage all aspects of an item shop – from stock to interior design!
  • Explore randomized dungeons – never quite the same twice!
  • Multiple adventurers to choose from when dungeon-diving – no two play the same!
  • Plenty to do after beating the game – challenge yourself with Survival Mode or play to your heart's delight in Endless Mode!
  • Engaging story, localized by Carpe Fulgur – get to know the people of Pensee!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1.7ghz or Athlon XP 1700+ (or equivalent processor)
    • Memory: 256MB of system RAM (512 reccomended for Windows Vista and 7)
    • Graphics: DirectX 8.1-compatible video card of any type with at least 64 megabytes of video RAM; Nvidia and ATI tested (Intel Intregrated Graphics below X4000 series not recommended)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 700MB free HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1-compatible sound card/motherboard chip
Helpful customer reviews
397 of 407 people (98%) found this review helpful
268 products in account
10 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
You think this is a cute little game about running an item shop and having fun, but it's not. It's a game about crippling debt and trying your hardest to claw your way out of it.

The bank comes to your house and tells you that your dumb deadbeat dad is probably dead, and that they're going to repo your house. Instead of making you homeless, the bank fairy just turns you into a slave and turns your house into an item shop (because zoning regulations and child labor laws don't exist here) and you spend the rest of the game trying to make payments to buy your freedom.

Fun game, but god help you if your hustle isn't strong enough. Would not recommend to the capitalistically weak.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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101 of 111 people (91%) found this review helpful
72 products in account
29 reviews
25.1 hrs on record
A mix of Shop Economic simulator, old-school hack'n'slash JRPG and a Visual Novel. Pretty awesome if you like these kind of things.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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59 of 67 people (88%) found this review helpful
205 products in account
8 reviews
53.9 hrs on record
God damn I don't even know what I'm doing, but I like it
Posted: December 24th, 2013
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53 of 66 people (80%) found this review helpful
81 products in account
1 review
8.7 hrs on record
kawaii pawn stars
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,270 products in account
21 reviews
26.1 hrs on record
This game is so much fun! Buy, Sell, Buy, Sell! Also has fun RPG elements and a exploration/combat system where you scavange around for more items to sell. Profit, upgrade your shop, interact and attract different customers and heros. You could play this game for hours on end. Capitalism Ho~!
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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