Baba Is You
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About this game
Developer: Hempuli Oy
Content Rating: Everyone
Baba Is You is a puzzle game where the rules you have to follow are present as blocks you can interact with. By manipulating them, you can change how the game works, repurpose things you find in the levels and cause surprising interactions!
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A-ha moments are precious things. Their relief can feel miraculous--but only so long as you understand what you’ve done and feel you’ve earned the victory. For the most part, Baba is You’s most brutal stages do offer this balance of challenge and reward. By puzzle 50--there are 200 in all--levels are flipping upside down, rules are compounded elaborately, and sentences are sprawling out to command things like “wall and hedge and key and flag is word,” to take one real late example.
I got stuck fairly often, but I was always enjoying myself. I knew once I found the solution, I would either be kicking myself or be in awe of such a well-crafted puzzle. Baba Is You uses that marshmallow fluff dough ball face to trick you into thinking this is just another cutesy puzzle game, but it is so much more than that. It handles gameplay and new mechanics better than any other puzzle game I have ever forced myself to get through.
I’ve made my way through a wide and varied range of puzzlers in my many years playing video games but Baba Is You easily ranks as not only one of the cleverest but also one of the most rewarding. Whether you’re into logic-based puzzles and after a challenge or just in the market for something truly unique for your Switch, Baba Is You delivers a remarkable albeit sometimes too punishing experience. Reviewer Is Impressed.