- Year of release: 2015
- Creator: Toby Fox
- Story in a nutshell: a date with a skeleton over a plate of spaghetti
The underground story of Undertale tells of two warring worlds: the human world and one to which supposedly merciless monsters have been banished. Due to bad luck (or maybe just a happy coincidence?) the main character accidentally ends up in the land of the beasts. Our goal is to safely leave that realm, and the manner in which we do it strongly shapes the nature of the story and the tone in which subsequent events will unfold.
Undertale is simply great. Just like that. It's a beautiful, empathetic game full of witty humor and inventive gameplay mechanics. Narratively, it often breaks the fourth wall, skillfully leading us to tears of joy and sadness, and also infects with unbreakable determination. This is a surprising story in many respects, and, above all, it carries many positive values. It's about friendship, love and tolerance, at every step teaching us to avoid prejudice and not to make superficial judgements.