Without a doubt a charmingly weird little world to explore, capture critters, and then watch them dance battle in
It’s a bit of a double-edged sword when you know and then absolutely cater to your audience, but though Ooblets may lean very heavily towards folks who appreciate quirk, charm, and a more leisurely pace in their games it still delivers well enough on the whole not to be pigeon-holed as niche. Mixing together elements that will likely feel familiar at times of classic farming sims, a bit of a Pokemon cute creatures vibe, and weirdly the combination of card-based strategy for epic dance battles it steps far enough away from the games that helped inspire it to stand on its own and exist as its own weird thing. If you’re looking for action, a challenge, and excitement you’ll likely want to steer clear, as while there are times where the battles will up the ante for challenge the experience generally decidedly casual on all fronts, never getting too difficult and letting the story and new beats play themselves out in a very paced manner. If you’re a fan of odd characters, some adorable little critters, and buckets of charm while you take your time and simply enjoy yourself it will happily hook you up.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.2]