It’s got well-observed characters and some genuinely weird moments, but the actual bug hunting isn’t much fun.
What is it? A singleplayer adventure on a mysterious island populated with snack-based bugs.
Expect to pay $25
Developer: Young Horses
Publisher: Young Horses
Reviewed on: Windows 10, Intel Core i5-9600K, 16GB RAM, Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
Out: November 11
Link: Epic Store
The bugsnax that affected me most is the weenyworm. A weenyworm is a hot dog (with bun) that squiggles around in a circle saying “weenyworm” in a sing-songy voice that I’d describe as “nasal” if it didn’t imply a nose, which weenyworms don’t have. When I capture one, I can feed it to a grumpus—a furry person, more or less, whose body parts turn into the bugsnax they eat.