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Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
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86

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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 7, 2018

Developer: Kasey Ozymy

Genre: RPG

Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a Japanese-style RPG made by a guy from Texas. It was very much influenced by SNES-era jRPGs, particularly Earthbound, Final Fantasy 5, and the Breath of Fire series, among others. It was also heavily influenced by Yume Nikki. The game takes place in the dream of an eight-year-old boy. When an alien entity appears and threatens his family and the stability of the dream world itself, Jimmy sets out on an adventure to save his family and eradicate the threat of the Pulsating Mass. Along the way, Jimmy will have to work with his family, confront his own shortcomings, and brave the creeping nightmares of his subconscious. Features: -Full-length Japanese-style RPG. -Classic turn-based combat with some modern sensibilities. -A big emphasis on exploration. -As an empathetic kid, Jimmy gains the ability to imagine himself as several of the monsters he meets, allowing him to interact with the world in new ways. -These different transformations can also be leveled up, granting Jimmy higher stats and new abilities. -A story for adults delivered from the perspective of a child. -Jokes. -Unspeakable horrors.
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Reviews

At 15 dollars and a little bit of elbow grease to get it working, Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is one of the most enjoyable and affordable RPG experiences in recent memory.

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One of the most charming and heartbreaking games I've played.

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Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a fantastic RPG that has every right to stand right next to the classics that inspired it, and especially the SNES gem known as Earthbound. It's funny, weirdly heart-warming and melancholic at the same time, and, believe it or not, very spooky. Apart from those who resent turn-based battles, or don't have the patience to do some heavy grinding, most are definitely advised to try this out.

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Ultimately, Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a touching personal story wrapped in good jokes and functional graphics.

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