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7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
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  1. May 3, 2021
    8
    Fun, simple game, with not a great amount of substance, but clearly a lot of passion and care put into it. The dialogue is funny and charming, the story, although simplistic, is very well-told, using a "show, not tell" approach. The soundtrack is easy on the ear, and the graphics style is very appealing to look at. However, the gameplay is extremely simplistic - the combat is pretty muchFun, simple game, with not a great amount of substance, but clearly a lot of passion and care put into it. The dialogue is funny and charming, the story, although simplistic, is very well-told, using a "show, not tell" approach. The soundtrack is easy on the ear, and the graphics style is very appealing to look at. However, the gameplay is extremely simplistic - the combat is pretty much only using your one sword attack and then dodging, though occasionally the game will get you to bomb your enemies. Additionally, the puzzles are very basic, surface level difficulty. At one point the game introduces essentially the portal gun from Valve's Portal, but you don't really use it much outside of the area you pick it up in, which was disappointing. I was also a little disappointed with the short runtime of the game - 100%ing it took me just under 2.5 hours - but I guess that's a testament to how enjoyable the game is, despite its flaws. Overall, I'd say it was a short but sweet experience that I would recommend. I'm looking forward to seeing what else this studio will bring out next! Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2021
    9
    I really genuinely enjoyed my time with this game! Don't expect a long adventure. I completed the entire thing in a little over 2 hours, but all of those two hours were spent having a lot of fun. The dialogue was often genuinely funny, and really cute throughout. I will say the Switch version feels poorly optimized. There's pretty consistent frame drops, but the game isn't difficult enoughI really genuinely enjoyed my time with this game! Don't expect a long adventure. I completed the entire thing in a little over 2 hours, but all of those two hours were spent having a lot of fun. The dialogue was often genuinely funny, and really cute throughout. I will say the Switch version feels poorly optimized. There's pretty consistent frame drops, but the game isn't difficult enough that it's ever really an issue. I was always excited to see what came next. Also ending credits song slaps super hard. Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2021
    10
    Cute and hilarious Zelda like game. The only problem I had with it is that it was to short. I wish it was longer, but I still had a great time.
  4. Apr 29, 2021
    10
    Turnip boy is a strange game, some people may not like it. This is one of those “easy to learn, but hard to master” type games. It provides easy gameplay, but frustrating bosses to make you keep coming back. It’s humor is on point and is self aware, the game feels really happy and cute. The story is also very simple, but that’s fine. The game is short but it felt like it was meant to beTurnip boy is a strange game, some people may not like it. This is one of those “easy to learn, but hard to master” type games. It provides easy gameplay, but frustrating bosses to make you keep coming back. It’s humor is on point and is self aware, the game feels really happy and cute. The story is also very simple, but that’s fine. The game is short but it felt like it was meant to be that way, a short, tough as nails adventure game. Turnip boys soundtrack is amazing, I remember all of them. It has so many fun moments, and when the game ends. You hope for a sequel, just like I did. Expand
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74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 6, 2021
    65
    The biggest issue with the game is its brevity: I knocked it out in an afternoon, and was surprised because it seemed like an RPG of sorts. There were also several instances where I thought areas would open up after a boss battle, but the game blocks off areas for humor, almost teasing the player into thinking the adventure is bigger. [Issue #53 – July/August 2021, p. 23]
  2. Aug 16, 2021
    60
    A fun little game, but far too short and without any challenge at all. Do you want to relax and gaze upon lovely illustrations? Don’t hesitate. But if you want to actually play a game, look elsewhere.
  3. Jun 21, 2021
    70
    Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a cute little game that’s over way too quickly. While this means that a lot of its questions aren’t answered and its mechanics are underutilized, what’s here is still a very enjoyable ride with an adorable protagonist (that may need a calculator or two).