[Beyond PlayStation] Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac Review
Visit Boulzac on the hunt to find Razidium and fix your machine to keep the flies away from your crops, so that you can go back to your solitary life. Check our Edgar – Bokbok in Boulzac review!
Crackpot outcast Edgar sets out to Boulzac to save his squash, and instead uncovers an unearthly secret at the heart of the city. A colourful, surreal and utterly bonkers point-and-click narrative
You are eccentric outcast Edgar, living in the woods with your chicken and beloved squash crops.
Unfortunately, a sudden disaster forces you out of your shack and towards the bright lights of the big city, Boulzac, where an 800 year old fire rages beneath the surface, and weird things are afoot.
Explore a strange and comic universe, meeting its unhinged (and unforgettable) inhabitants and discovering ancient secrets.
Unveil the surreal conspiracy holding Boulzac together. Trek above and below the light city.
Enjoy whip-smart dialogue, surreal adventures and satire.
Equal parts whimsical and dark: you’ve not met a cosmic horror like this before.
Edgar – Bokbok in Boulzac is a classic point and click adventure game on the Nintendo Switch. I’m a big fan of this genre, so I was happy to dive into this one. Edgar – Bokbok in Boulzac sets up the story while helping you familiarize yourself with the controls. Edgar is a pumpkin farmer who, well, farms pumpkins. He used a machine to keep these terrible flies away from his crops. It has, unfortunately, run out of Razidium and stopped working. You need to travel to Boulzac to find some more before it’s too late!
This gets the story going in a practical way. I kind of started to have some sympathy for Edgar. It seems he leaves a lonely life on the farm, and maybe social interaction isn’t the best for him as he seems a bit off.
Boulzac is a really interesting city, very different from your pumpkin farm. It feels densely populated, especially for a point and click adventure game. I’m used to games in this genre limiting the areas you can explore, particularly at the beginning of a game. For this one, it feels like they give you a big chunk to explore off the bat. That being said, something is off in this city, and in your quest for Razidium, you’ll be able to find out what’s really going on.
As with most point and click adventures, in this game you have access to an inventory for items you will need to use to solve puzzles. I did find it curious that the game limited you to only five items to hold at any time – not that it was ever an issue. I’m used to adventure games giving me a hard time, although my brain is now luckily wired to understand them. I really didn’t have any issues figuring out how to proceed. In fact, I sailed through Edgar in one sitting. Honestly, I was surprised how quickly I made it through it. It took me around three hours, but I do have a lot of experience with this particular genre.
I think the art style of the game is very unique. Everything has a very blocky look to it, with lots of edges in their designs, including the characters. It gave Boulzac a special feel and is different from what you see in other point and click adventure games. In terms of sound design, it’s a fine effort, but there was nothing memorable that stood out for me. There’s also no voice work, which is not a big deal, but it’s something I did want to mention.
I had fun with Edgar – Bokbok in Boulzac. It has a unique art style, and it’s hard not to like and feel for Edgar. However, the game does feel too easy and short, especially for fans of the point and click genre. But, in the end, it’s an enjoyable adventure that you should give a try.
This Edgar – Bokbok in Boulzac review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by La Poule Noire.