In E-Smile’s oddball slacker RPG, you don’t play as a hero who is destined to save the world from the clutches of a Dragon Lord or even save a village from being invaded by demons; instead, you play as a shut-in who averts his financial crisis from the comfort of his own home.
The title of the game is Ore Ni Hatarakette Iwaretemo Otsu, which is roughly translated as “Even if You Tell Me to Work” is a RPG title on PSP, where the hero is a NEET. This term stands for “Not in Education, Employment, or Training,” which is a title given to young Japanese adults who aren’t employed, enrolled in school or any form of training, and prefer to stay home rather than seek employment.
Ore Ni Hatarakette Iwaretemo Otsu takes place in Aldebaran, a village in the world called Etoile. The main character has comfortably lived off his parents’ fruits of labor as a shut-in for most of his life, until one day, a certain incident occurs and he no longer has the financial benefits of his parents. He’s facing a crisis, as he no longer has the money to pay rent, and it doesn’t help that he’d rather die than leave his home—so going outside to slay a few monsters for gold is out of the question.
It isn’t long until a brilliant idea strikes the young lad, which is to hire adventurers to do the monster slaying and dungeon exploring for him, so he can act as a middleman and get paid without ever having to leave his home.
Ore Ni Hatarakette Iwaretemo Otsu was released on April 24th for PSP.