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Available on:PCMay 17, 2018

Developer: Yitz

Genres: Action, RPG

YOU WAKE UP WITH NO MEMORY. YOUR DAY IS STARTING OFF GREAT! Nepenthe is a hand-drawn RPG with a terrible sense of humor. Set in the strange world of Carithia, you play as a mysterious bald dude who lost his memory. Yes, you read that right. Meet some very polite monsters, and battle both them and your sense of self-dignity in epic bullet-hell fight scenes. DEFINITELY NOT A POTATO IN A TRENCH COAT Sporting a childish hand-drawn art style, Nepenthe is sure to either make you love it at first glance, or throw your computer away. The developer of Nepenthe takes no responsibility for such actions, and recommends drinking chamomile tea. “It’s really soothing,” he says. “You should really try it one day,” he says. “What was I talking about?” He asks. There is an awkward pause. DESIGNED FOR NON-PSYCHOPATHS, MOSTLY With three different endings, and countless side-quests, Nepenthe is designed for ultimate replayability. This can get quite annoying if you need to share a computer with someone else. Trust me. Almost every monster can be spared, for added challenge and less violence. They can also be killed - don’t worry, you psychopaths! If you enjoy dad-jokes or Chinese water torture, Nepenthe is for you. NEPENTHE IS DESIGNED FOR BOTH CASUAL AND HARDCORE GAMERS ALIKE.

Nepenthe Reviews

Nepenthe is half as good as its source inspiration, and while it's still in need of much more improvement, it is an ambitious first effort. While it suffers from derivative gameplay and a shallow story, it does have a unique presentation and some fine music.

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Nepenthe is basically a a fever dream you had as a kid. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to you.

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Nepenthe is a solid indie game. It's a fun, complicated RPG that has brilliant moments backed up by unique art and music presentation. It does have some bugs to fix, but nothing yet that isn't manageable or gameplay disruptive.

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