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  • Summary: Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answersand a snack, maybe.
    In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest
    Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answersand a snack, maybe.
    In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island

    * What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really?
    * How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them?
    * And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Nov 18, 2020
    90
    While the few times the game seems to simply abandon you to figure out things it hasn’t explained well are still here, almost every other complaint I had with the PS4 version has been fixed. With one of the more unexpectedly interesting narratives I’ve come across in recent years and deeply inventive puzzle gameplay, there’s a lot to like here in a package that isn’t too short but also manages to not overstay its welcome. I made some great friends on Snaktooth Island and I think you will too, especially if you’re playing on the PS5.
  2. 80
    Bugsnax is a delight in the most unexpected of ways. Despite its cartoonish and exceptionally goofy exterior, it’s got deep messages of community, relationships, and belonging. Though there are certainly missed opportunities for a bigger gameplay loop around catching the various Bugsnax, everything about Bugsnax is a joy, perhaps the reason that I wanted more from it. It may not be an obvious showcase of the PS5’s power and capabilities, but it’s certainly a unique game that shouldn’t be missed.
  3. 80
    We should have expected nothing less than this level of surrealism from the developers of Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Bugsnax is about as weird as they come. Yet, underneath all the cutesiness, strangeness and edible bugs there is a surprisingly deep, heartfelt storyline with a mystery worth solving.
  4. Nov 11, 2020
    75
    Beyond its rather ugly aesthetic (so it's not really going to bring out the capabilities of PS5), Bugsnax has been a fun and original game that you arrive at by capturing its more than 100 Bugsnax and you stay for the story and character development.
  5. Nov 11, 2020
    72
    Bugsnax in a narrative adventure with some interesting ideas, an unforgettable cast of characters, lovely designs and a great script... that fails as a showcase of PS5 technical power, with come trial and error loop in its gameplay that can be frustrating at times.
  6. Nov 22, 2020
    70
    Bugsnax will leave a lot of players behind because of its hunting mechanics sometimes lacking in precision, or even by its assumed childish side and its strange artistic direction.
  7. 60
    An ambitiously odd game that has an innovative take on Pokémon style gameplay and features some of the most intriguing characters of the year - but is rarely as much fun as it should be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 62
  2. Negative: 4 out of 62
  1. Nov 16, 2020
    10
    Achei bem divertido, não esperava que o jogo seria tão legal assim , esperava menos então me surpreendeu
  2. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    Miyazaki's most ambitious title ever released, a completely new level in the souls-series which is a gaming marvel. Fans have waited so longMiyazaki's most ambitious title ever released, a completely new level in the souls-series which is a gaming marvel. Fans have waited so long on Bugsnax after a year and a half of no news nearly at all since the trailer in 2019. Hollowing fully, and questioning if the game even exists. It is a surreal experience for the community. But the surreality is in the game itself and with how incredible it is with the collaboration of legendary author George RR Martin. The voice acting, theme and script is incredible and on-par with any massive, legendary title. Fromsoft have taken a whole new initiative in an open-world with wandering bosses, politics, economy and covenant controlled regions or areas. In the verticality, brutality and atmospherics of the souls identity still masterfully in place. 330 hours in, and still feel like so much to do. They have absolutely won GOTY. Combat has sword play like Ghost of Tsushima but with heavier oof similarly to Dark Souls 1, but with Bloodborne's ferocity, axe-play like God of War and some of Sekiro's deflecting mechanics! Ooooh some of the best movement mechanics I have ever seen too. All the souls titles have seemed to come together and create the most in-depth game From has put out. Boss design is phenomenal and have carried on this the innovative, bizzare/horrifying and monstrous concepts. Some bosses wander well outside their 'scripted' locations and have very intelligent AI which is often terrifying. Such as rare behaviours where a boss climbs away and ambushes you later in an inconspicuous place. Most compelling is the illusive Glaive Master Hodir, the fights, mostly this one. Reduced me to tears, no film, nor game has ever done this to me. Expand
  3. Gaz
    Nov 20, 2020
    10
    Bugsnax is the true definition of a next-generation experience. Such a masterpiece in game design was only possible thanks to the power of theBugsnax is the true definition of a next-generation experience. Such a masterpiece in game design was only possible thanks to the power of the PS5. It's literally is incapable of existing on any other system, even NASA computers. That's how cutting edge it is. Bugsax drops you into one of the most immersive and jaw-dropping worlds I've ever seen. One where snacks are also bugs, but bugs are also snacks. It's this dichotomy which shapes the entire experience, which deals in the complexities of the endless cycle of life and death. Bugsnax clearly draws strong thematic elements from other narrative-driven games like Bioshock and Hardcore Henry to craft its many wonders.

    Graphically, the game is a powerhouse. It literally has the most graphics out of every other game out there with graphics, which is to say a lot of games. My jaw hit the floor the moment I saw this game's opening until the moment I stopped playing. It was literally on the floor for so long that a dust bunny crawled into the back of my mouth and I experienced several minutes of coughing and had to pause the game to drink water. Only Bugsnax has ever provided this level of enhanced sensation from a video game. The immersion almost killed me. Incredible.

    Bugsnax, like Skyrim and Shaq-Fu before it, sucks you into its immersive world and doesn't let go. I remember starting Skyrim during the day and exiting long after the sun goes down with me not even feeling time passing. This game goes even further. Thanks to the PS5's processing capabilities which utilize Gatorade Nitrocide liquid quantum programing, I played Bugsnax for what felt like an hour, but the experience lasted for several years. I'm actually typing this review from 2023 aboard the SONY space colony, which is powered exclusively by thousands of copies of Bugsnax running on the PS5. This technology was deemed too powerful by all Earth governments to use on the planet's surface so it needed to be brought to space in order to remain legal under international law. Incredible.

    Bugsnax rewards the player by really making them FEEL like Batman. The bond you share with your Bugsnax friends in the game is akin to the Persona and Telltale franchises and mixes it with the creativity of Minecraft. You are free to bind with your Bugsnax compatriots as much as you like and I actually got emotional during a few of the sequences. The power of the PS5 trains your brain to view the Bugsnax with the same neurons that you view your own children with. I suffered horrible post-partum depression after shutting the game off due to the realization that my Bugsnax children would never be real. And I'm a man, so I shouldn't even know what that feels like. I may require serious therapy because of the immersion Bugsnax provides. Incredible.

    In conclusion, Bugsnax isn't so much of a game as it is a way of life. Sony have outdone themselves with both the PS5 and Bugsnax in a way that unfortunately spells the doom of the video game industry. Since there's never been a game as good at Bugsnax, nor will another game ever top it in the future, there will be literally no reason for anyone to not buy a PS5 and simply play Bugsnax until the day they die, which is, in a word, incredible.
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  4. Nov 16, 2020
    10
    Bugsnax makes you feel like a delicious snack. It's a game I could not put down because the combat is so good. The world is fun to explore andBugsnax makes you feel like a delicious snack. It's a game I could not put down because the combat is so good. The world is fun to explore and the stories it has to tell are rich and compelling. And I’m already anxiously awaiting a sequel. Definitely the best souls-like game on the market. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    Do I even have to say it, Bugsnax is a masterpiece, the only game too stand up to its level was Knack, and Bugsnax has become goty. Penis
  6. Nov 13, 2020
    9
    Pretty fun downtime game or maybe family game enjoyed trapping some of the wild and unique BugSnaxs! And since i got it for free with PS+ evenPretty fun downtime game or maybe family game enjoyed trapping some of the wild and unique BugSnaxs! And since i got it for free with PS+ even better ! Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. De lo peor que he visto en cuanto a juegos para niños, ni siquiera se le acerca al slime rancher que lo hace mínimamente bien Expand

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