LifeisXbox’s Takorita Meets Fries review | Imagine if the popular little mermaid Ariel wanted to discover the land, not because she was curious about the people, or because she was enchanted by some guy. No, what if she wanted to step upon land because of… food! Now, that’s a story that sounds right up my alley! As you can guess by the title, our little heroine Takorita will be enchanted by one of the best options of food out there: french fries! Seeing as french fries are actually a typical something from my home country Belgium, I was seriously curious about this game. Developed by Roseverte and published by Ratalaika Games, we follow Takorita and her guard Mer on her journey!
This is a short review, our usual the good, mixed and the bad was difficult because of the nature of this game.
Reviewed on Xbox Series X| Review code provided by PR/publisher, this review is the personal opinion from the writer.
Deep under the sea, there is the Tako Kingdom where Takorita lives. Here, soup and seaweeds are the only dishes that serve as meals, but our little princess Takorita wants to put an end to this. She is sick and tired of always eating soup and wants to discover new dishes to spice up her life! And thus, she and her guard Mer (a merman) take up the challenge and journey to the land of men. What I liked about the story in Takorita Meets Fries, is that besides the main storyline of Takorita looking for new dishes, there is a smaller secondary story to be followed. Apparently, Takorita’s grandpa had attempted the same quest as her, but he never returned and disappeared, so we get to follow this as well in the game.
With four different routes, a prologue, three endings, and an epilogue, Takorita Meets Fries offers various gameplay, tackles more than one theme, and tries to offer a little something extra. It’s easy and simple to discover parts and endings without having to replay the entire game. Still, it’s quite a short game that will be finished in less than two hours. Besides this, Takorita comes across her beloved french fries rather quickly, and I was not expecting this at all. After making the big discovery, she finds ways to change things up and make the fries even more delicious. I was not blown away by the story or the gameplay (note that this is a visual novel so there is not a lot of gameplay) so this game didn’t leave any big impressions on me.
The cast of characters in this story is quite diverse and fun to follow. They all look very cute, even though I sometimes felt like they were weird and a little ‘too much’ in some ways. Still, they were all charming in their own way and I did enjoy the way they looked. However, I did not really feel any connection to the characters whatsoever as you barely get to decide anything. The two or three choices you do make a difference, and you’ll have to go through each one if you want to get all those achievements. The endings do stay somewhat the same every time, which was a bit of a letdown. There is no voice acting, some faint music, and some good-looking backgrounds, but none of this was too impressive.
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