Takorita Meets Fries Review (PlayStation 5)

Takorita Meets Fries Review (PlayStation 5)

26/04/2022 0 By Dan Boise
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Takorita Meets Fries tells the story of Princess Takoria who’s deeply dissatisfied with the fact that under the sea, all she can eat is soup. In order to find a new dish to spice up her life, the princess ventures up to the land where she discovers fries. After her discovery, she has only but one goal: make the fries tastier and tastier!

Takorita Meets Fries Review (PlayStation 5)

Takorita Meets Fries is a visual novel experience, where aside from spending your time reading, you can make conversational choices that will lead you down one of the game’s three endings. Also based on the decisions you will make through conversational choices, you’ll be able to access alternative versions of chapters three and four.

Unlike other visual novel games, you can pick select a chapter and start from there in order to find all the paths and unlock all chapters and endings so you don’t have to start over every time. It makes getting the full story easier and getting the Platinum trophy (or 1000Gs) so much quicker and easier.

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So aside from the obvious lack of gameplay that comes with the genre, another issue is the lack of voiceovers. I believe that Takorita Meets Fries, or any visual novels really, is voiceovers; or at least giving us the option to enable them. Given that the genre feels more at home on portable consoles/devices, reading on a TV can get boring fast whereas, with voiceovers, it’s easier to stay focused and pay attention.

The game looks great; very colorful and gives off a cutesy vibe. Character models look fine, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. It’s hard to explain, but they do look a bit amateur-ish; I don’t know how else to say it. Environments are also colorful and very diverse given the game’s short length. The soundtrack is typical anime-like visual novel; cutesy but also sometimes over the top. Nothing special here, unfortunately. As I mentioned, lack of voiceovers hurt visual novels overall.

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Takorita Meets Fries is a quirky and unusual visual novel game that will appeal to fans of the reading genre; there are a few choices to make that will allow you to unlock all three endings as well. While this might not be the game that brings in new fans to the VN genre, if you enable fast-forwarding all text, the Platinum can be achieved in 15 minutes.