Undertale’s surprise concert got the internet in its feelings
Heartfelt role-playing game Undertale celebrated its fifth anniversary on Sept. 15, and to mark the occasion, merch website Fangamer and Japanese localizers 8-4 held a sweeping, epic concert. An orchestra got together and played many of the game’s iconic tracks, all while a plush of Undertale’s annoying dog oversaw the proceedings.
The concert begins at about the 45 minute mark in the video above, and it’s well worth a watch. If nothing else, you should absolutely tune in to the livestream’s rendition of Megalovania around the 2:54:00 timestamp. It is, somehow, more majestic than you might expect.
This is probably why many folks who watched the concert last night absolutely got in their feelings about the game. The top comment on the YouTube video says, “I cried like twice through the whole thing.” I saw the same sentiment unfold across my Twitter timeline, where folks reminisced on the game’s highlights and what it meant to them when they played it. It was a total mood shift from the general depressing and terrifying tenor of the year. Undertale is, at its heart, an optimistic game about friendship and love. For those of us living in a country that proudly displays how little of a fuck some people give about their neighbors, Undertale’s concert was a much-needed respite.
You wouldn’t think that from the way most people talk about Undertale, though. Over the last few years the humble RPG went from being lauded to being hated and denigrated ...
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