Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 17, 2020
    86
    Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling, while a direct inspiration from the Paper Mario franchise, definitely has something to offer all on its own. The gameplay may become clunky or tedious at times, but more than makes up for it with its very cute environments to explore or charming characters to interact with. Players that loved Paper Mario and similar styled games will absolutely find something to love about this game.
  2. 80
    Bug Fables is a great ARPG inspired in no small part by the Paper Mario games. It's really rather good.
  3. 80
    Bright, bold and colourful. Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling adds another dimension to turn-based battles and brings platforming, puzzles and heart to a worthwhile adventure. The art-style was not to my taste but it fits the subject matter perfectly. There is a lot of game here for your money, especially if you want to see it all. Now bug off and get tucked into the game.
  4. 70
    One of the issues that people have with some of the more recent Mario RPG titles is that they've become gimmicky and rather shallow as a consequence. Bug Fables is nowhere near as refined as Nintendo's efforts, but they also represent a back-to-basics approach to the mechanics and structure of these games. For many people that will be appealing, and Bug Fables is indeed an appealing effort by a small team. It would be great to see the team come back with something a little more refined with a second outing.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. May 28, 2020
    10
    If you enjoy paper Mario and don't mind an art style that Is super indie then this game is what you're looking for. Characters areIf you enjoy paper Mario and don't mind an art style that Is super indie then this game is what you're looking for. Characters are surprisingly interesting and the combat (while having small numbers) can be pretty in depth. One of my favorite games of the year so far. Would highly recommend, hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2021
    8
    Love the gameplay mechanics in this! Has so many options, and the various skills each member can learn are unique. The bounty hunts are by farLove the gameplay mechanics in this! Has so many options, and the various skills each member can learn are unique. The bounty hunts are by far my favorite part of the game, as they are frantic as all heck. The button imputs are the only downside, as sometimes the response time for some of these attack commands are delayed. Other than that, a solid game! Full Review »
  3. Jun 9, 2021
    10
    Game was on sale for $17 so I figured it was like Paper Mario which I like so I took a chance on it. Wow! In some ways, it surpasses PaperGame was on sale for $17 so I figured it was like Paper Mario which I like so I took a chance on it. Wow! In some ways, it surpasses Paper Mario. Great look to the game, combat is pitch perfect & RPG elements are excellent. What more could you ask for? Buy it Full Review »