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[Beyond PlayStation] Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1 Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1 Review
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Point and click adventure Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos by Celery Emblem is a quirky game you should check out on Nintendo Switch! Find out why in our Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat review!

 

Have you ever played a game and after finishing it someone comes and asks you what it was about? Or they ask you how it was? And after staring at them for a few seconds you shake your head thinking “How the heck am I supposed to explain ALL THAT? Where do I even begin? What WAS that?”? Well, Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos is a game that definitely walks down that alley, pees on a corner, builds a fort out of dirty and soggy cardboard, and then calls it home.

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The first of three planned episodes, the game puts you in the shoes of Watracio Walpurgis a vampire eggplant who also happens to be an FBI agent that has found himself in the middle of a really weird town that only appears once every 25 years. The style is similar to a classic JRPG sprite-style release in the way you interact, but most of the quests you need to complete to progress will be more similar to what you find in a point and click adventure. But don’t get too comfortable because you might get thrown into a 3D environment out of the blue. If you think it looks weird now, don’t worry, it gets weirder.

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After playing the game for a bit, you’ll probably get used to the mechanics and solutions will come to you logically, even if they are completely nuts. What you’ll probably not get used to are the sound choices. They are quirky and fun the first few times you listen to them, but they get old really fast, and there really isn’t a way around them, unless you want to play with no sound at all. The controls aren’t a clean cut either, especially if you try to use the Joy-Con’s analog stick since it’s too sensitive, so it’s definitely best if you play with the D-pad.

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This game arguably has it all in the weird, eerie, horror and mysterious departments, yet it may seem like it’s trying a little bit too hard. There are plenty of references and pop culture throwbacks during the narrative that if you aren’t familiar with them, they’ll just seem odd, out of place or simply boring. One could argue that it needs more original stuff to really be something other than a conglomeration of shout-outs to other things, but considering it’s only a first episode, this certainly is not a deal-breaker.

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Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos is weird, it wants to be weird, it was intended to be weird, and it has definitely weirded out plenty of people, myself included. But if you’re a fan of point and click adventures and like weird games, then this one is perfect for you! Maybe you are looking for a game that throws you into a different type of experience. Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is someone’s, so make sure to check it out and see if it’s what you would want to take for a spin on Nintendo Switch!

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Disclaimer
This Baobabs Mausoleum Volume 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Celery Emblem.

 

Review Overview

Quirky, weird and fun adventure game
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