PC - Windows
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
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YIIK is a lot like if the Earthbound kids had never gone and saved the world and instead grew up to be weird hipster adults. It’s got a lot of the fourth-wall breaking humor that made that game so famous, while still going its own way when it comes to narrative and world design. I ended up loving the whole ridiculous thing, and it’s a great play, and something different, for anyone who likes RPGs.
Ultimately, YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG is a hefty chunk of well-considered and well-intentioned 90’s nostalgia wrapped in a clunky experience. The abundance of style and fun soundtrack make up for a lot of the systems that don’t quite land or the inventory that’s messy and unintuitive. YIIK is sure to appeal to those with strong nostalgia for the period or an appreciation for throwback JRPGs.
The story is fascinating, though completely insane, and you’ll never find yourself bored. For all of the WTF moments in the game there were some incredibly well-written, heartfelt moments that you’ll think about long after the credits roll. There is plenty of humor in the game as well, specifically during the load screens. You’ll want to read each tip they give you because they are hilarious.