YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

released on Jan 17, 2019

The game is a colourful 3D Japanese-Style RPG. It is set in the 1990s and is based around a mystery in a small town. Recent college graduate Alex Eggleston gathers weirdos from the internet to investigate the mystery around Sammy Pak, a mysterious woman who goes missing in a supernatural event. The player can control the characters in turn based battles where normal everyday objects are used as weapons. The combat consists of turn based moves with timing based actions which can increase the damage of an attack. There are six dungeons to explore which include battles, puzzles which have to be solved, and traps that have to be avoided. There are approximately twenty five hours of gameplay.

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idk i really enjoyed yiik tbh
writing is interestin, soundtrack is great, n found the combat pretty fun albeit slow throughout the beginning
also vella <3

This game has so much potential, but it's held back by its basic presentation and slow combat.

This review contains spoilers

alex yiik dies in endgame

This game is buggy, occasionally appalling design and writing that is often contrived, but that doesn't stop it from also having an odd charm, solid aesthetic, an often great soundtrack and sequences that border on art house. It seems the studio is taking steps to correct almost every complaint about the game (shorter monologues, persona-esque combat, instant level ups, battle balancing, reworking of tone-deaf bosses), though too little too late for most, is always something I can respect. I can guarantee every .5 review is from someone who came to a conclusion through video essays. I 100%ed this shit, and let me tell you, it is far from irredeemable. I'm not here to recommend it, just to say there is clearly a lot of passion and good ideas here, even if their execution didn't pay off. Though most won't make it far enough, the ending is admittedly quite brilliant.

I haven’t played this game I thinks it’s about Morbius or something