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Developer / Publisher: Mortis Ghost
2008
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You're invited for being puppeteer of an humanoid entity named "Batter", helping him to purify the world.
In a grim, monochromatic, and surrealistic landscape. You travel through zones, neutralizing specters and other creatures to clash with the guardians of each, to fulfill your holy mission.
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A post-modern RPG like Undertale, before Undertale. But unlike Undertale, it's a very grim, sickening, and filthy world with a negative message. It has perfect dark ambient music that works very well outside the context of the game, and an eerie, pale colored, and highly stylized visual design. It's the antithesis to Undertale. You kill everything and never bother to ask yourself why until it's too late.
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"FINISH ME OFF"
I finally found the balls to finish this game. What a masterpiece.
Whenever I talk about OFF, I always mention the mood first. Its world is relatively monochromatic, the only colors being whatever the ground and walls are - and it's usually the came bright yellow, green, pink, or blue. Sometimes there is red, as well.
The one-note worlds are added to by the uncompromising artstyle of enemies - think January, various Burnts, of which my favorite is the Critic-Burnt. I still hear him screaming for help... and the Whales. The Secretaries are the ones I hate the most.
Not to mention the memorable characters, either, the shopkeep Zacharie, the Judge in his cat-form, and all the bosses to the various zones. Especially Valérie.
All in all, OFF is not a nice game for cute children. OFF is a harrowing experience that you will never forget. Do not show this game to children.

10/10 game, would replay! But only if I had the emotional readiness needed.
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Off, a solid experience
Off is a fascinating and relatively short post-modern RPG maker game that really sets the stage for a lot of it's predecessors. Coming out in an era before he concept of an "Earth bound inspired depressing RPG maker game" was as common as it was today, I can comfortably say I was surprised with how fascinating this game is and how much I enjoyed it bar one portion of the game.

On its whole there's not really a reason NOT to check this game out. The sound track is incredible, battles while being a tad tedious, can be auto'd through and never really reach a stage where I'd call them difficult, and each character/boss-fight is incredibly memorable.

The story was... well it was something! But by no means was it bad, but there wasn't an incredible amount of "depth" from my singular playthrough. While I have no doubt there can be more to suck out of this game from closer analysis and deeper exploration I am incredibly burnt out and would probably sooner kill a man than play through Zone 3s pattern puzzle again.

All in all, I liked this game quite a lot. A good 5-6 hours long across a handful of days will be enough to finish at least one full play of the game.
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  • eletricity 2021-07-04 16:04:30.910743+00
    mortis ghost is creating a new video game too, check it out if you guys are fan of off
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    • Ullur 2021-11-29 16:53:32.933956+00
      what's the name ?
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  • Myriadis 2021-07-26 20:42:55.434603+00
    the game would be a lot better if it would've ditched the combat entirely or they created a good battle system (which is however hard to do in classic RPG Maker games)
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    • jamboricks 2021-08-07 20:29:19.921116+00
      thing is you can just turn it off by setting it to auto. its obviously the most tedious aspect of the game but I think they were aware of that
    • jamboricks 2021-08-07 20:30:42.691434+00
      also, is this game getting a wave of popularity atm? I seem to remember the rating being a fair bit lower back in '19 when I started lurking this comment box (I do this with too many comment boxes...)
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  • dropthesocram 2021-11-22 15:52:03.711204+00
    i could never finish the game the combat was so unbearable and the puzzles were really obtuse but im blown away by the little worldbuilding i saw
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  • godspeedthese64emperors 2022-01-13 18:34:46.786515+00
    only our regrets remain
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  • Potis 2022-02-24 20:00:18.449861+00
    One of the best games I've ever played
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  • _sawdustanddiamonds_ 2022-03-10 21:16:35.55969+00
    damn this skyrocketed. i wanna say it was in the 3.5 range when i first rated it
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    • oculi 2022-03-28 14:06:31.653646+00
      well deserved, it's been one of my top 5 games for like a decade
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  • str00p 2022-05-10 15:51:07.975662+00
    I never minded the combat or thought about skipping it. I was surprised to learn it bothered people so much lol.
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