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  • Summary: The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game. You play as Adam, a sharp-witted but compassionate man returning to his childhood village of Stanning. There he'll help a woman named Beth on her mission to unearth a local treasure. As cracks begin to appear inThe Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game. You play as Adam, a sharp-witted but compassionate man returning to his childhood village of Stanning. There he'll help a woman named Beth on her mission to unearth a local treasure. As cracks begin to appear in Beth's fairy tale plan for everything, you'll delve into her history and discover all may not be as it seems. And you'll have to choose how Adam responds to Beth as she faces her demons.

    Gameplay combines laid-back metal detecting and exploration with a strong interpersonal narrative, all set in a beautiful English countryside. The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a game about trying to find something, and the tone it sets is like a typical English summer: mostly pleasant, but with stormy moments that threaten to ruin everything.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 2, 2021
    90
    The Magnificent Truffle Pigs labels itself as a first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game, but it’s far, far more than that. It’s a reminder that every person’s path through life is wholly different, and that sometimes the best plan is to have no plan at all. It’s a meditative, peaceful experience that I’m sure will resonate with many others as much as it did with me. If you’re a fan of Firewatch and other narrative-driven titles, The Magnificent Truffle Pigs is absolutely worth your time and money.
  2. Jun 2, 2021
    80
    The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a very condensed story, only taking about a few hours to reach the credits. Because of this, the narrative feels concise and free of filler. Despite spending such little time with them, I felt like I had a good understanding of these characters and the relationship forming between them, thanks to two exceptional voice performances. The game’s metal-detecting segments also make for some relaxing times as well. Although some design choices make certain moments more tedious than they need to be, The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a pleasant little experience.
  3. Jun 22, 2021
    75
    The Magnificent Trufflepigs may leave you a little dissatisfied mechanically, but delve deep into the layer of it’s story and you may find something more valuable than a mere trinket will ever be.
  4. Jun 2, 2021
    68
    The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a short and sweet experience. The game successfully fleshes out an entire character and their development within the narrative and allows for players to find themselves in the story. While graphics, sound design, and excellent voice performances were polished, the gameplay and storytelling have more potential to hold player's interests.
  5. Jul 8, 2021
    60
    The Magnifficent Trufflepigs falls short of the mark in its proposal, whose playable base is based on detecting metals that give rise to an excellently interpreted and remarkably written conversation. Its rhythm, a great advantage, stimulates you to keep going until the end, but its mechanics are far from what has been achieved by other walking simulators. In addition, its story has left us wanting more; more depth and depth. We recommend it only for fans of the genre with an emphasis on narrative.
  6. Jun 4, 2021
    60
    The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a small-scale affair, both in terms of technical scope and dramatic themes, when compared to its award-winning inspirations. It’s not especially memorable but it has just enough warmth and wit to get you through a spare Sunday afternoon.
  7. Jun 15, 2021
    50
    The Magnificent Trufflepigs almost instantly draws a comparison with Firewatch. But it fails to deliver in the same way and actively made me regret spending the 2 hours required to finish it. The development team wants to both tell a poignant story about growing up and making choices and to (slight spoiler) deliver a twist ending that makes almost everything that comes before feeling empty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 4, 2021
    10
    bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom..
  2. Jun 6, 2021
    5
    The Magnificent Trufflepigs
    Trying to detect the point
    The Maginificent Trufflepigs is a 2 hour long metal detecting game Here you play as
    The Magnificent Trufflepigs
    Trying to detect the point
    The Maginificent Trufflepigs is a 2 hour long metal detecting game
    Here you play as Adam, helping beth look for a second earing to a pair she found detecting years ago.. here youll be slowly walking until your metal detector beeps, dig up whatever it is, take a pcture, send it and youll get a little chunk of the story… this whole game is just finding stuff to learn more about beth and her family.. its just a shame she isn’t really interesting.. I found nothing about this game to be interesting.. im thrown into a fenced in area to find items, walk at a snails pace so I would lift my metal detector to run, throw it down see if anything pops up rinse repeat until lunch time while I get to hear this girl cry about her fiance and friend zone me for 2 hours… and there just isn’t anything to uncover..
    at th end of that day youll be thrown into a new fenced in area that barely feels different from the last.. and there is just no excitement when you find something new.. no mystery to solve.. youre just finding junk and reflecting on your friendship and listening to her boy problems.
    his is more of a friendzone simulator, and I was bored of it from start to finish…
    I give The Magnificent Trufflepigs
    a 5.5/10
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  3. Jun 6, 2021
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Having finished the game, I found myself relating to the protagonist in a profound way that I have never experienced.

    The protagonist is a guy named Adam who wants nothing more than to rekindle a romance with endlessly self-centered Beth who literally talks about herself the entire game while he (at her behest) digs up junk in a field. He is ostensibly trying to find an expensive earring that Beth insists is there, but she later admits it’s not.

    Then at the end, she friendzones him really harshly, saying that he (the one friend that agreed to meet her, when her other friends blow her off at the beginning) is “part of the problem”, when he asks if he could accompany her, she says “that’s not how this works.” (Apparently “how it works” is that she gets what she needs and he can go f*ck himself for all she cares.)

    And then she glibly makes plans with her other friends moments after kicking him to the curb. Are we supposed to be happy for her? I felt the same way. I thought, “Yes, I will literally dig up trash on a farm. And yes, I will serve as an inert sounding board for this terribly dull person, where my dialogue options clearly have no impact to this ceaseless prattle. But I’m the end it will be worth it! Something good will happen, for sure!” But it never did, and I left feeling just as downtrodden as Adam, and just as much of a sucker. To whomever made this game: Screw you.
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