Chulip PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2007
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. 85
    While part of the fun is in exploration, I just found it very difficult to figure anything out. Add to that a translation that is at times pretty bad and, at points, incomplete (parts of text are just cut off and missing), and you have a game not worth a purchase.
  2. 65
    Gameplay nags aside, we do want to make it clear that Chulip is certainly worth a look for purveyors of all things Japanese and indie. We can bandy about synonyms for "charming" and "stylish" all damn day, but the game makes an effort to resist labels, really becoming something in and of itself.
  3. There's something to be said for Chulip's abject weirdness and purposefully awkward structure, but they don't translate into a rewarding game experience.
  4. 60
    Fans of Japanese zaniness will have a swell time wandering the streets of Long Life Town trying to kiss everything in sight, but everyone else will be left frustrated and ultimately uninterested.
  5. 60
    Despite frustrations and a tenancy towards the obtuse, Chulip manages to skate by on charm. The game is frequently funny and strange enough to keep players wondering what sort of nonsense the story will dish out next.
  6. PSM Magazine
    60
    Overall, it's fun and somewhat novel, and there's quite a bit to discover, but there's not enough substance to keep most gamers occupied for long. [May 2007, p.85]
  7. We couldn't possibly recommend a purchase, regardless of price, simply because it doesn't seem like there's enough here to constitute a whole game.
  8. Besides these few little "WTF" gems of humor, Chulip as a whole is tedious and frustrating. You might enjoy a brief rush of adrenaline when you finally kiss someone, but it's only because getting there was so painful.
  9. Fans of slow and quirky, non-violent storytelling may be intrigued. But this is as required as acquired tastes get. Proceed with caution.
  10. This is a quirky Japanese kissing game. I say kiss it goodbye, because it’s not worth your time. Some games are just made broken. I don’t mean broken in the bug-riddled sense, but Chulip is probably one of the most poorly designed games I have ever played.

Awards & Rankings

#94 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 21, 2014
    8
    I do not know how to explain this game. I can tell the developers were trying to make a really good game. Its weird (in a good way), and itsI do not know how to explain this game. I can tell the developers were trying to make a really good game. Its weird (in a good way), and its very nice to look at. I cant say its a good game. Its very hard to figure out what to do. However this is something that I think everyone should play at least once. Just grab a walk through, and enjoy. Full Review »