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!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (58 reviews) - 93% of the 58 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,863 reviews) - 97% of the 3,863 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2010

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About This 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (58 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (3,863 reviews)
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Fracturedchaos
( 45.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Capitalism ho!
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Fey
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I keep thinking I'm selling something when I'm actually buying something and end up paying thousands of gold for a loaf of walnut bread

10/10
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セーラームーン
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
So! I really enjoyed playing this game. Its addicting in the same way Harvest Moon is. I really enjoyed setting my own prices for things, and trying to keep up with increased prices and decreased prices. The only thing that irritated me beyond belief (which might have been my own fault), the final week when you come up to paying your final debt, the prices on the market fluctuated so much that I had to keep redoing the week until I finally got the amount I needed.
It's taken me 7.5 to beat the main storyline, but there is more after that as well! A survival mode, a mode where you don't have to pay bills, and a mode where you can start over and keep your items.
All in all, I would reccommend this game. Also managed to pull my friend into the addiction with me.
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Cap'n Frosty
( 49.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is the cutest game ever. Freaking buy it. Freaking play it. Freaking love it. Great Story, great mechanics, great dialogue, great everything
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Threepw00d
( 67.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Manage a shop, hire adventurers to explore dungeons to get rare items to sell, raise your prices and get rich. Capitalism, ho! Seriously fun game.
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Cheri
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
I wish I could sell Recette's body for easy money.



Still, very fun game 10/10
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oguz.gungor96
( 38.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Cute story, really fun characters and overall a great comcept.Also great music.
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Twitch.tv/RavensCrime
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I went bankrupt within the first week.

10/10

Statues are not good deals.
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Treasured Walnut Bread
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Time to set up shop!
*four customers comes in*

Customer 1,2,3,4:Hey i wanna sell my Vase,my treasure,my high quality armor my blah blah blah.....

wtf
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1000 minus 7
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
$20 for a 6 hour game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Fairy Loan shark enslaves 10 year old girl whos parents have abandoned her....

But actually this game is really worth playing and I have to say I'm quite glad that it doesnt have achievements as Id probably end up spending 100+ hours on it.

Pro's
+ Unique Gameplay
+ Character progression (both you and companions)
+ Addictive
+ High difficulty to complete a "single loop"
+ Ripping old men off
+ Well fleshed out JRPG
+ Can run on pretty much any system.

Negatives
+ Gamepad is better than M&K
+ Limited Graphics options
+ A little childish at times.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
I feel sorry for the poor sods whose deceased grandmothers leave them cherries and walnut bread for when "times get tough." I felt especially bad when I gave them 25% of what the item was actually worth and then resold it at 300% mark-up during a famine.

Am an awful person, 10/10 game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
You play a little girl and her best friend the loan shark, and your job is to screw money out of people who are peddling their dead grandmother's cherries. Follow the story and collect a band of hired muscle to acquire "items" to offload towards the goal of paying off your unscrupulous family debt.

A delight for all capitalists aged 3 and up.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This is a merchant game. It's a good idea to look at a guide before playing because the game contains a lot content that can be confusing. The story can be beaten fast or long depending on how you choose to play, but unlocking everything seems to be very time consuming. There is a new game plus and survival mode as well. If you fail to pay your weekly debt on the last day of the month or anytime before that you will reset to day 2 and loose money, but keep all progress and items. I can't find any flaws with the game but I recommend you read a guide with the pricing tables before playing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I beleive that this game is one of the best, dare I say, "Teaching" games out there. Not only does it teach you the fundementals of economics in a fun way, but also about knowing your costumer. I believe this game should have more attention than it has at the moment, and is worth the money to play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
"Capitalism, ho!" This is one of those games that you don't understand is great until you play it. I played a fair amount off of Steam despite my hours here, and it's a great "chill out and just play" type of game. If you see it on a Steam sale especially, I would highly recommend picking it up. Devs made a solid experience and it's fun for all ages.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Capitalism Ho!
You befriended with a loan shark and needed to pay up your abandoned father's loan and you got 5 weeks to do so.
You will rip off people so hard that they will just coming back. You will rip off your friends, families, and even a little girl for money.
Women always wanted to buy stuff cheaper then you sell for.
Dungeons is almost 2D zelda like.
Learning supply and demand will help.
Best game to make time flies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Manage a shop, hire adventurers to explore dungeons to get rare items to sell, raise your prices and get rich. Capitalism, ho! Seriously fun game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game is the cutest game ever. Freaking buy it. Freaking play it. Freaking love it. Great Story, great mechanics, great dialogue, great everything
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I went bankrupt within the first week.

10/10

Statues are not good deals.
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