Day 6: September 6th
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
- 仕入れる = しいれる to replenish stock, to procure.
- 順調 = じゅんちょう favourable, doing well, all right.
- 組合 = くみあい association, union, guild.
- 目当て = めあて purpose, aim, goal.
- 酒場 = さかば bar, tavern.
- 合成 = ごうせい synthesis, combining.
- 店主 = てんしゅ shopkeeper.
- たどり着く = たどりつく to arrive at (after a struggle), to finally reach.
Okay, today was the most random turn of events type of day. I thought I was going to continue reading the next chapter of Secret on Satori Reader, but nope. This is what happened instead:
My PC’s graphics card is currently RIP, and normally when I game I use my brother’s PC instead until I’m able to get a new one. For a couple of reasons his PC hasn’t been available these last couple of days and I was browsing my Steam library today, looking for 2d games that could run on my motherboard’s integrated graphics card. I installed a few of them, but this game “Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale” caught my eye. It’s a game that I bought on sale a very loooong time ago, played it for some minutes, and then proceeded to ignore for the last several years. Well, today I learned that the game is actually Japanese, and that I could actually play it in Japanese, so I thought sure why not.
Long story short, I wasn’t expecting to be hooked at all, but that was close to 3 hours of gaming. The level is just perfect, perhaps even a bit on the easy side, but I like it so much because it allows me to mine so much vocabulary effortlessly. I’ve encountered many sentences where I only didn’t understand one word, and the vocabulary is not obscure at all.
For the curious, the setting of the game is this:
You’re a young lady whose father decides “whew, this life be damned, I’m going on an adventure!” and leaves you. But the thing is, he had debt; debt that of course falls onto you. And then there’s a fairy, a debt collector, who naturally comes for the money. But since you don’t have the money, you basically have to work to repay your father’s lovely gift. So you set a shop with the fairy in order to raise the money and fix it. But the fairy is pretty chill and cool, so you’re buddies. So basically it’s a simple fantasy RPG where you buy things to sell to customers if they agree with the price you set, and make your moneys go brrrr. And there’s also a dungeon, where you can fight and explore for rare items that you can craft with afterwards, etc. And all of this, I suppose, while the story unfolds.
So yeah that’s today’s log . I think I will definitely continue playing, it was a nice surprise to rediscover.