Welcome back, Offbeaters, to another fabulous Tuesday at The Offbeat.

Now, I’m just going to be straight with y’all… We are about to get into one of my favorite video games of all time. So I’m totally going to get super nerdy. I am so sorry if I’m a bit much, but this is seriously a fabulous video game and I implore everyone to play it. Also, this post will be dedicated to my Lesser Dog Undertale pin that was lost today (RIP Lesser Dog).

So Undertale is a role-playing video game styled in 8-bit, retro design created by Toby Fox. Its a bit old by pop culture standards, it was released in 2015, and though it did get super popular, its still beyond offbeat. The premise of the game is that you play a silent, non-descript, androgynous child who falls down a hole on a mountain to awaken in some underground ruins on a bed of golden flowers. Mysterious and weird, eh?

Well trust me, between goat mothers, and skeleton brothers, and a nice cream man, this is the most normal you’re going to get before it gets totally wild.

Quickly, you learn to love the word determination and how it fulfills you. Also you’ll learn to love the crazy cast of characters that all push you to answer the realest, most important types of questions.

I’d love to give more on the characters, but I love them too much to ruin any of the great story and atmosphere. Speaking of atmosphere, despite being 8-bit, the scenery is inventive and gorgeous. It can be soft and pretty, or light and ambient, or loud and creative. To give an example, here is one of my favorites:

And now add some of the creator, Toby’s, gorgeous soundtrack behind it and its fantastic. While I have it mentioned, that’s another great thing that the game has. The soundtrack of Undertale is fabulous. The music is upbeat, clever, and totally fit the tone and feel of this underground monster world. The game is so clever and wonderful it kills me sometimes. Its one of the few things that makes me look like a complete and crazy fangirl. *Looks over and sighs at Undertale phone case next to Undertale backpack pins* Sometimes I wonder if I’m straight bonkers.

Now, before I start gushing and ruining ANYTHING that could be important, go get to this fabulous, turbulent, amazing game for yourself. You won’t regret it. I promise.

Explore Undertale, keep up your determination, and stay weird.

(This post is accredited to our lovely communications team member and blog manager, Stephanie Marceau)

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