The Magnificent Trufflepigs

AMC Games, Thunkd

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
39%
Critics Recommend
Based on 18 critic reviews
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The Magnificent Trufflepigs

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 3, 2021
PCJun 3, 2021

Developer: Thunkd

Publisher: AMC Games

Genre: Adventure

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game. You play as Adam, a sharp-witted but compassionate man returning to his childhood village of Stanning. There he'll help a woman named Beth on her mission to unearth a local treasure. As cracks begin to appear in Beth’s fairy tale plan for everything, you’ll delve into her history and discover all may not be as it seems. And you’ll have to choose how Adam responds to Beth as she faces her demons. Gameplay combines laid-back metal detecting and exploration with a strong interpersonal narrative, all set in a beautiful English countryside. The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a game about trying to find something, and the tone it sets is like a typical English summer: mostly pleasant, but with stormy moments that threaten to ruin everything. FEATURES: Metal detecting! Meditatively exploring a peaceful English farm Finding “treasures” (mostly rubbish) with your detector Digging them up with a large shovel and a small trowel Sharing photos of your finds with Beth Relationship building! Chatting with Beth via walkie-talkie and instant message Unravelling a mystery through interesting narrative choices Learning about Beth’s hopes and fears Directing the conversation to root out the truth STARRING: Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as Adam Luci Fish (Safe House, Another Eden) as Beth From the lead designer of Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, AMC Games, and SundanceTV: The Magnificent Trufflepigs. STORY: It’s summer in the idyllic northern English village of Stanning. Beth is a successful twenty-something who’s poised to become the CEO of the biggest company in the valley, on the cusp of settling down, maybe having a couple kids. Life seems so straight-forward, but something’s missing… Many years ago, Beth found an earring while metal detecting on a local farm. It brought her brief fame (and a modest sum of cash for a pre-teen), but—most importantly—it made her feel special. But she never found the earring’s match. Now, the old farm is only a week away from being demolished so an energy company can turn it into a solar farm. Beth decides this is her last chance to rekindle that childhood sense of adventure. There’s too much ground to cover by herself, so (despite warnings from her friends) she’s hatched a plan to invite Adam back into her life. Beth’s search for the long-lost earring will unearth much more than she's bargained for.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs Critic Reviews

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The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a small-scale affair, both in terms of technical scope and dramatic themes, when compared to its award-winning inspirations. It's not especially memorable but it has just enough warmth and wit to get you through a spare Sunday afternoon.

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The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a very condensed story, only taking about a few hours to reach the credits. Because of this, the narrative feels concise and free of filler. Despite spending such little time with them, I felt like I had a good understanding of these characters and the relationship forming between them, thanks to two exceptional voice performances. The game’s metal-detecting segments also make for some relaxing times as well. Although some design choices make certain moments more tedious than they need to be, The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a pleasant little experience.

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The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a chilled out game with a poignant story at its core, set in a familiar place that feels like home.

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The Magnificent Trufflepigs created a fun experience for players by putting the focus on storytelling and letting players take their time.

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