Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

Moonsprout Games, DANGEN Entertainment

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
89
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 8 critic reviews
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Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

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Based on 8 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCNov 21, 2019
Xbox OneMay 28, 2020
PlayStation 4May 28, 2020
Nintendo SwitchMay 28, 2020

Developer: Moonsprout Games

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is an Adventure RPG following three heroes, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they embark on an epic quest in Bugaria in search of The Everlasting Sapling, a treasure that can grant immortality! The game combines colorful platforming with the heroes' unique abilities as they explore a wide variety of areas in the kingdom. The turn-based battles make use of Action Commands that can power up your attacks! STORY Hidden within the foliage of nature lies a small but prosperous continent - Bugaria. Insects from all over the world travel to it in search of the treasure scattered across it. The most sought after of these relics is The Everlasting Sapling! Eating just one of its leaves can grant even immortality! In search of this ancient artifact, a brave team of explorers - Vi, Kabbu, and Leif - will travel across many different environments. In order to do so, they must work together to clear puzzles, defeat strong enemies and help the general bug populace! FEATURES Seven lush chapters of story following the heroes across Bugaria! Traverse vast overworlds that transition into turn-based combat! Use action commands with Vi's Beemerang, Leif's Ice Magic, or Kabbu's Horn to make attacks more effective or block enemy attacks! Turn the tide of battle with the Turn Relay feature to exploit enemy weaknesses with the power of teamwork! Explore unique areas including: The Ant Kingdom, the treacherous Snakemouth Den, the picturesque Golden Hills, The Lost Sands, and Vi's home, the Bee Kingdom! Utilize a cooking system to turn ingredients into items that can help you in battle! Engage in a Tattle System that lets you hear your party interact with each other as they discover all the secrets Bugaria has in store! Over 30 sidequests and 15 optional bosses!

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling Reviews

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The best Paper Mario game since The Thousand-Year Door, but also a charming adventure in its own right, with some surprisingly good storytelling and fun combat.

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Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is the Paper Mario we've been waiting for for over fifteen years. It's aesthetically pleasing to look at, the main characters have an amusing dynamic, and it has a fun turn-based battle system with real time elements and strategy. I urge not only Paper Mario fans to give it the chance it deserves, but anyone that has ever picked up an RPG.

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Nintendo Enthusiast

Ben Lamoreux
9 / 10.0
Nintendo Enthusiast

If you love classic Paper Mario games, Bug Fables is an absolute must-have. It eases you in with everything you know and love from the Nintendo RPGs, then consistently impresses with new tweaks and innovations. It may lack the built-in charm of the Mario brand, but I fell in love with the characters and story just the same. I can confidently say it has earned a spot alongside the games that inspired its creation.

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A bit of a triumph, Bug Fables is a superbly polished independent tribute to the first two Paper Mario games – but that's not to say it doesn't have its own, strong identity. The sheer familiarity is a little bit wearying at times – seriously, it's like it's been traced over in places – but Paper Mario with the serial numbers filed off is still a very good time. There's plenty to see and do, a rather compulsive card game to play and hidden secrets all over the place. Add all this silky-smooth performance, a splendid soundtrack and turn-based combat that's never less than engaging and you've got a surefire winner here. Maybe now people will quit "bugging" Nintendo for a throwback Paper Mario. Pun intended. (Sorry.)

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