Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

Unspeakable Pixels, DANGEN Entertainment

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
67%
Critics Recommend
Based on 15 critic reviews
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Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 15, 2020
PCOct 15, 2020

Developer: Unspeakable Pixels

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

Genres: RPG, Action, Puzzle, Platformer

Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a snarky action-adventure puzzle game with a good dose of humor. Explore hundreds of secret-filled rooms, fight big bosses, gather companions for your party and use the powers of Pip -your bat buddy- to solve puzzles and escape the eldritch abyss! KEY FEATURES - Gain new skills for your barbarian and elemental powers for Pip, the (magic) bat! - A narrative-driven metroidvania with dialogue choices and plenty of humor and snark. - Big numbers! 400+ rooms, 20+ hours of evolving gameplay, 10+ boss, 60+ minutes of music and almost 30,000 words of text that a barbarian would never bother to read! - Puzzles. - RPG elements with a level-up minigame. - Contains more fruit throwing than probably any other game. - Companions that join you in your quest and help you out in fights. - Multiple endings based on your choices and actions. - The thrown fruits are NOT wasted, they are eaten by the bat (who is magic). - A ton of secrets and hidden loot just about everywhere. - The (magic) bat has a whopping FIVE different squeaking sounds! - Fewer repetitive jokes than this description has.

Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials Critic Reviews

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Batbarian wades into the Metroidvania genre with enjoyable exploration, tricky and inventive puzzle mechanics, and an array of impressive accessibility options. A more helpful map that included signposting would make this a real Metroidvania highlight, but it still comes highly recommended for fans of the genre.

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Ultimately, while Batbarian may not blow your mind, it'll offer the odd chuckle, and mechanics just robust enough to keep you coming back.

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A wonderfully crafted Metroidvania that should have genre fans plenty excited. It's blending of combat, platforming, and puzzling keeps the gameplay fresh and varied throughout its entire 20-hour story. It may not be the most revolutionary game ever made, but it does what it set out to do very well.

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Overall, Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a simple game, but a very good one. I heartily recommend it to anyone who’s willing to put up with a bit of trial-and-error.

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