Baba Is You

Baba Is You

Baba Is You joins the illustrious ranks of Braid, FEZ, and The Talos Principle as an excellent puzzle game with a unique relation to its own level structure. Considering its central mechanic involves rewriting the rules of each area, this status may be baked in to the premise, but I guarantee that you are not prepared for just how far the gameplay boundaries will be stretched. I went in expecting a funny little diversion, and instead I got an expansive and humbling existential trip.

Between the puzzles that rely on quirks of the behavioural engine and the quickly-rising complexity, Baba Is You can be shockingly difficult. I will admit with zero shame to using a guide on several levels, simply because I needed to see what inventive and/or mind-blowing idea the game would throw at me next. It is, of course, not the best-looking or best-sounding product on the market (although it’s much better at the latter than the former), but it’s impressive that a such an experimental game even works, let alone works this well, so it’s a small price to pay.

8/10
8/10

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