Baba Is You
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Baba is You manages to take the familiar idea of nudging blocks and solving puzzles in a fresh direction. Brilliant.
Sokoban and coding collide in this clever puzzler.
A hugely original puzzler that relies on raw logic in a way only a video game could, providing some of the most satisfyingly open-ended challenges of the generation.
Baba is You is smart, but as later levels force you to consider more variables, the charm wears away
Baba is You is a clever, challenging indie puzzle game that often confounds, though not always in satisfying ways.
The game has over 200 puzzles, and I’m roughly 50 deep. I plan to make my way to the finish line, not just because it’s a great game — and it is! — but because its obsession with rules has me rethinking the rules in every other game I love. It’s selfless in a way, a game that lets you bend its rules to appreciate the rules in everything else.
Rules are made to be broken, and that's never been more true that with Baba is You, I just wish they had made it a bit more fun.
But this is wonderful. Completely wonderful. Original, inspired, challenging, and most importantly of all, that constant sense of “Oh no, how will I ever do this one!” so quickly followed by, “I AM A GENIUS!” It’s a very, very smart game, that has the humility to let you, the player, feel like the clever one
Possibly the most original puzzle game in recent memory, Baba is You is also an exercise in frustration and stretched-out logic.
Baba Is You is like a compilation of gift shop brain teasers; they’re not for everyone, but some people can’t get enough of them. And while it may sound like just another sketchy smartphone game, it’s surprisingly one of the most unique puzzlers you can find on the Switch and the way in which it encourages you to break its rules and create your own ones is refreshing and unique.