Okay, honestly I had no idea what to expect when I first downloaded the demo for Adventure Bar Story and after having played for several hours, I am still wondering what it is exactly I have accomplished. I suck at cooking apparently, or at least knowing the proper ingredients and methods of doing so. The story for Adventure Bar Story is quite good, it kept me going even when I would rather be in the wild fighting creatures and collecting ingredients (add a mode for only adventuring and someone else handles the cooking and I would be all over this game).
Adventure Bar Story tells the tale of Kamerina’s Bar, a place where adventurers come to discuss their quests, accomplishments and to embellish their stories and enjoy some, hopefully, good food. Keeping the bar afloat is the inner challenge here as there is a much more popular, i.e. powerful, restaurant owner in town named Gustav who wants to see your bar go under in a whimper.
Bringing your bar up to the challenge requires a lot of work, a lot of questing for ingredients and fresh recipes (talk to as many people as possible and hope you get lucky). Fighting enemies reminds me a lot of games like Breath of Fire and, somewhat, Final Fantasy in the early days as your party is pretty much stationary and you just select commands (no real strategy involved, those who have more hit points wins). Still, for this type of game, finding any kind of fighting engine is a nice surprise.
Adventure Bar Story by RideonJapan,Inc.
Platform: Android (previewed) and iOS
Rated: Low Maturity
In App Purchases: Yes
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.
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