• Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2007
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  • Summary: You and your father have just moved into a rural town famous for an ancient legend. It's been said that whoever kisses underneath the old tree on the hill will be destined to live happily ever after. With your eyes set on a girl living in a nearby pipe...you set out on your quest. FilledYou and your father have just moved into a rural town famous for an ancient legend. It's been said that whoever kisses underneath the old tree on the hill will be destined to live happily ever after. With your eyes set on a girl living in a nearby pipe...you set out on your quest. Filled with a new determination, you've sworn to yourself that you'll do whatever it takes to kiss this charming little girl underneath the ancient tree and spend the rest of your life with her. To do this, you need to improve your reputation. Many in town are tired of their repetitive lives...they are always worried about something and have lost all of their hopes and dreams. It is up to you...to bring back life to this town and to move their hearts! You will have to solve a variety of puzzles to help characters open their hearts, moving every closer to your destiny. [Natsume] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  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. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  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. Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2019
    8
    An interesting puzzle game with a ton of personality. Basically it's about the literal girl from your dreams rejecting you, you then go on aAn interesting puzzle game with a ton of personality. Basically it's about the literal girl from your dreams rejecting you, you then go on a quest of insanity by kissing EVERYONE in order to improve your reputation to win a quiz game and seal the deal with dream chick. One charming thing about the plot is how down to earth it is compared to the sheer mind **** of things happening around you. A young man aiming to win the affections of a prophetic dream girl is something many can relate to, as well as improving your reputation to impress a woman you plan to kiss. You could say this a puzzle rpg of sorts, where the puzzle is often creating a condition where the "target" can be in the right mindset to kiss you. Every character you can kiss has a specific routine they go through on a day to day basis, kinda like majoras mask. Sometimes this involves carefully moving to sneak up on someone to plant that kiss, other times it involves signaling a flying saucer with light flowers so you can kiss a space chimp(that actually happens). The game walks a razor's edge between social commentary and **** insane nonsense, there's a doctor that has sleeping issues during the day but in the hours of the night morphs into a giant syringe wielding psychopath. One part involves becoming the manager of a corporation of bland looking drones which grabs you with its dreary interpretation of being a salary man and then you get in the train that is controlled by gigantic number dial. This game is bonkers but also very charming with how it presents its world and inhabitants. But it is incredibly punishing, which could be a statement on love itself. Try it you will be entertained. Expand

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