By Spencer . November 20, 2012 . 2:18am
If you’re sick of sequels and want to play something completely different you should check out Chulip. There isn’t anything like it since the game revolves around kissing people in a small town to restore the hero’s health.
Let’s back up a bit. Chulip is about a guy who gets rejected by his dream girl. Your father responds by telling you to kiss a bunch of people to raise your reputation in Long Life Town. Characters in Chulip live life on their own schedule, so part of the game is waiting until time passes to surprise them with a kiss. You also have to collect items to write a love letter, fill in as a defense attorney (take that Phoenix Wright!), and… deal with aliens.
Since Chulip was only sold as a GameStop exclusive late in the PS2’s lifecycle it didn’t get as much attention. Maybe it’ll get a second shot as downloadable PS2 Classic for PlayStation 3? The ESRB re-rated Chulip with Sony Computer Entertainment America as the publisher indicating a PSN release in the near future. After completing Chulip, Yoshiro Kimura went on to making Little King’s Story and No More Heroes with Marvelous.