This is a game that literally everyone seems to want me to play. Nothing but praise and fan art has filled my dash since it’s release.
I’m almost scared to play it at this point because of the sheer hype.
So I check Metacritic and the reviews are hugely positive but it’s not just that:
Undertale is the highest rated PC game ever on Metacritic.
This means that if we’re going by a “score = worthiness” system then Undertale is better than Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Quake, Minecraft, KOTOR, Warcraft III, The Sims, Thief: The Dark Project, Dark Souls II, and many many more.
On the scale of video games at large, Undertale ranks 12th. Assuming games that are displayed on multiple systems only count once then this means that there are only 4 other games that are better than Undertale: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, SoulCalibur, and Grand Theft Auto IV*
In all fairness, I haven’t played Undertale yet so may be worth the hype. I’ll make a follow up post once I complete it but all I’m saying now as someone who’s “outside the fandom” looking in: The Cult is looking mighty powerful.
*Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 have the same rating as Undertale thus are not counted as “better” for the purpose of this examination.