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Metacritic: N/A
Release: 2007
Reviewed on: PC

OFF

Site Score
7.0
Good: Multiple endings – Unique design and concept – Auto battles
Bad: Can be confusing and difficult to get into
User Score
8.8
(4 votes)
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OFF is a free French title that was created with RPG Maker, the game has since been translated into multiple languages (including English). Focused on store, setting, atmosphere, music and character design.

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Players start there adventure in Zone 0 in control of a mysterious being known only as The Batter. Soon after entering this area players meet a cat like character known as The Judge who provides some additional cryptic background for players to interpret.

Similar to other free games made in RPG Maker the selling point of OFF lies within it’s wacky nature. This adventure takes place over 4 different zones a long with an additional room with each area more unique than the previous one. A particular recurring theme that players will have to deal with is the feeling of discomfort that comes with not being able to trust anything or anyone at face value.

Each zone also comes with new puzzles, NPCs and enemies to engage in combat. Both the puzzle and combat elements are sprinkled in at a good pace, while they are definitely not the main focus in OFF both are well designed.

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Combat for example is backed with a strong auto battle feature which lets players avoid the simple turn based combat if you so desire. It also features multiple party members, items and a large selection of creepy enemies. In the background of all these story elements, puzzles and combat is a tantalising soundtrack that caps off the atmosphere.

Ultimately OFF takes several hours to complete, which puts it on the higher end for free RPG Maker titles. With multiple endings and a number of small hidden facts that you might not uncover in your first playthrough it’s ripe for more than one glorious playthrough as well.

Summary:

  • Free to play RPG created in RPG Maker.
  • Originally made in French and since translated.
  • Experience multiple endings.
  • Engage in combat and puzzles throughout your journey through several zones.
  • Perfectly eerie soundtrack adds to the overall atmosphere.

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OFF, 8.8 out of 10 based on 4 ratings

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