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  • Summary: Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is an RPG about family, childhood, escapism, and video games.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    93
    Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass moved me in a way that a game hasn't in many years. It's as though Ozymy reached into my childhood and created a game that appeals to me on every level. Its beautifully written characters, surprisingly robust combat system, and satisfying exploration make it worth the price of admission. Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a quirky, hilarious, emotional experience that simply shouldn't be missed.
  2. Aug 10, 2018
    85
    At 15 dollars and a little bit of elbow grease to get it working, Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is one of the most enjoyable and affordable RPG experiences in recent memory.
  3. Dec 3, 2018
    80
    Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a fantastic RPG that has every right to stand right next to the classics that inspired it, and especially the SNES gem known as Earthbound. It's funny, weirdly heart-warming and melancholic at the same time, and, believe it or not, very spooky. Apart from those who resent turn-based battles, or don't have the patience to do some heavy grinding, most are definitely advised to try this out.
  4. Aug 30, 2018
    70
    Ultimately, Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a touching personal story wrapped in good jokes and functional graphics. It won’t win over anyone who’s opposed to grinding or dislikes traditional turn-based battles, but pixel RPG purists should find something to enjoy. Customizing Jimmy personalizes battles while supporting the game’s thematic concerns, while using new powers to explore keeps the old brainmeat flexing. The music’s pretty good too.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 11, 2019
    10
    An incredible experience. Like Earthbound, but *better* if possible!?! 10/10
  2. Dec 18, 2018
    9
    Absolutely Punch Tanaka level of quality. There's something here for everyone, even if you're not a fan of traditional turn based combat, theAbsolutely Punch Tanaka level of quality. There's something here for everyone, even if you're not a fan of traditional turn based combat, the graphical style, music, characters and exploration will keep you hooked. Expand
  3. Dec 19, 2018
    9
    Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is an amazing RPG filled with unique battle mechanics, funky music, charming and flesh-out characters, and aJimmy and the Pulsating Mass is an amazing RPG filled with unique battle mechanics, funky music, charming and flesh-out characters, and a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat. It is clear that there was a lot of love poured into this game. A must-play for fans of games such as Yume Nikki, OFF, and the MOTHER series. Expand
  4. Dec 18, 2018
    9
    Best turn-based RPG I've played in a long time! Great story, great game play, great characters, and great music, just everything about thisBest turn-based RPG I've played in a long time! Great story, great game play, great characters, and great music, just everything about this game is great! Has almost 60 hours worth of content. I can't recommend it enough! If you are a fan rpgs like Earthbound, you will love this game. Expand

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