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  • Summary: Own a Bar Inside an RPG! -Simulation Management Meets Full Scale RPG-Slice Up Monsters For Your Main Dish!??Release Sale 66% off - Now on sale at US$0.99??“I'm so high on this because it's the best of every world. I'm not spending hours and hours senselessly grinding, and I'm notOwn a Bar Inside an RPG! -Simulation Management Meets Full Scale RPG-Slice Up Monsters For Your Main Dish!??Release Sale 66% off - Now on sale at US$0.99??“I'm so high on this because it's the best of every world. I'm not spending hours and hours senselessly grinding, and I'm not cooking fake food until my eyes bleed. The mix of action and simulation feels right. The pacing is good.” -toucharcade.com“It's a massive game, with a seriously smart idea that has been executed well. If you're hooked by RPGs and find simulations addictive, this game might just eliminate your free time altogether.” -Pocket Gamer“We spent way more time than we bargained for with a near-final build as we got sucked into its intricacies, but we’ve managed to tear our thumbs away from the touchscreen long enough to write up some impressions.” -iFanzine.comYour sister's shabby tavern is facing a takeover by a rich restaurant owner, Gustav. The only way to save it is to become the most popular place in town! -Adventure the World to Find Ingredients!-Slice Up Monsters For Your Main Dish!-Fish & Farm for Exotic Produce!-Grow your revenue, complete quests, and win contests to rank up your bar!??Story??Kamerina's Bar is a typical tavern in the world of an RPG where adventurers gather to share information. YOU are the owner. Gustav, the rich neighborhood restaurant owner, is trying to buyout your tavern. Gustav is a powerful man, if you don't do anything, he will drive you out of business and force you to sell the bar! Best way to defend the take over? WIN THE CROWD! Become the most popular bar in town, so even Gustav can't touch you!??Game Play??- Slice Up Monsters for Your Main Dish!Battles are the best way to get exotic ingredients. Slice up a dragon, and bring back its meat to cook dragon steak! Steal its eggs to make dragon omelets! - Rank up Your Bar!Cook with the ingredients gathered in your adventure. Serve customers and win contests to Rank up Your Bar and trigger RPG events. Do you have what it takes to analyze seasonal demand changes and combos? -Eat to Level Up!Unlike most RPGs, the characters in this game do not level up by fighting monsters. EXP is gained only through eating! Make enough food for your customers and party members. The better the food, the stronger they get.- 400 RecipesThere are over 400 recipes in the game! Completing the recipe book will be a tough challenge. Lead your party members to over 10 dungeons in the game to look for rare ingredients!?iAPs are absolutely unnecessary for the full completion of the game. Only 50-70 hours of your time is! There is also no waiting time in the game. It’s NOT a pay or wait game. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 30, 2012
    80
    There is no semblance of a tutorial or anything to ease you into this multi-faceted game. After hours of play, I stumbled upon HELP which all players should read to get the most out of Adventure Bar Story. Even after these failings, Adventure Bar Story is an enjoyable, quirky fantasy romp that only the Japanese can deliver.
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    80
    It's fun for a while if you're in it for the RPG, but it's great for a lot longer if you're the sort of person who can't resist a checklist or a spreadsheet. On the whole, this game is a steal-but only for the right sort of person.
  3. Mar 17, 2012
    75
    Adventure Bar Story is good, but we're not sure you'll be asking for seconds.
  4. Mar 9, 2012
    70
    Adventure Bar Story is a decent game. It hurts me to say it but decent is about as good as it gets. There are plenty of small moments of enjoyment, but the overall experience feels weighed down by blandness.
  5. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    Its redeeming qualities are primarily the same elements that drag it down. It seems that somewhere along the line the creators forgot what every food enthusiast worth his salt should know, "everything in moderation."
  6. Mar 9, 2012
    70
    Adventure Bar Story feels like it should be great. Between enjoyable combat and the simple restaurant management, all the ingredients for something special seem to be in place. Unfortunately, things don't really rise like they should thanks to the gameplay's glacial narrative and repetitive grinding.
  7. Mar 12, 2012
    60
    Full marks for originality, but this unusual mixture of RPG and tycoon simulation doesn't quite have the killer ingredients to make it fly off the menu.
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  1. Apr 20, 2012
    7
    Excellent time sink.

    I don't usually go for games like this, its kind-of 'Cooking Mamma'' meets 'Final Fantasy' dungeoneering. A real
    Excellent time sink.

    I don't usually go for games like this, its kind-of 'Cooking Mamma'' meets 'Final Fantasy' dungeoneering. A real interesting twist of gameplay.

    I recommend it as one of the better phone games, deeper than many of the arcade style things flooding the app store right now.

    If you enjoy this, try Recettear, or conversely try the Recettear demo on STEAM to see if you like this kind of game. Its pretty similar in design.
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