Ore Ni Hatarakette Iwaretemo Otsu – The RPG Equivalent of Living with your Parents Forever

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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In the last few years a phenomenon has arisen in the West — thanks to the unpredictable job market and rising college costs — of 20-somethings living with their parents for many years after graduating. In Japan, these people are referred to as NEETs, or “Not in education, employment or training.” And it is a phenomenon being addressed in a new PSP title called Ore Ni Hatarakette Iwaretemo Otsu, roughly translated to Even if You Tell Me to Work.

The premise of the game is the main character is a NEET in a village called Aldebaran who has lived off his parents for years. One day, some tragedy occurs, and he is no longer able to live off his parents income, and must find a way to pay the rent without setting foot outside of his house. He finds hope in a scheme to hire wandering soldiers to slay monsters and explore dungeons for him! Sounds like a rather comical interpretation of the economical straights many are currently finding themselves in.

The game released for Japan on April 24th, with no sign of localization currently. I hope that changes because this title sounds just odd enough to be an interesting change of pace from current RPG fare.

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About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!




  • lets us ask NIS or Aksys for a digital copy of this

  • “Final Fantasy: Chrystal Chronicles – My Life as King” did something similar and it was good