Originally posted by rcjenn40:I call it a prequel since they're made by the same company, Elise shows up in a cameo appearance in Recettear, and it uses everything from items, abilities, girl/fairy main characters, and importance of an item shop. It may not be an exact preequel, but the close tie-ins are there to make them very complimentary to each other. One game taking up the item shop side and the other taking up the adventurer side of the game world.I decided against it though since the game difficulty is rated hardcore/extreme in the reviews I've watched/read. A pity. I really loved Recettear and Chantelise would have made a great companion game to keep playing in that game world, but since I'm turning 50 this year my ol' hand/eye coordination isn't what it used to be.