Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

Unspeakable Pixels, DANGEN Entertainment

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Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

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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

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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I found much of the gameplay to be frustrating in a bad way, with plenty of cheap shots and unclear mechanics making the questionable momentum even harder to deal with, and yet I kept playing after unlocking the bad ending. I even kept playing after obtaining the normal ending, spending several hours slashing at random walls in search of the secret switches that have to be activated to get the best ending. Why? The easiest explanation is that the characters—most of whom start out as joke-and-sarcasm dispensers—had grown on me to the point that I wanted everyone to have a good ending. Despite all of my gameplay complaints, Batbarian has a surprising talent for growing on you.

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