Bugsnax recently got a round of preview coverage online, with numerous outlets able to play a PC build of the upcoming game. Developed by Octodad: Dadliest Catch studio Young Horses, the cross-gen title has delighted fans with its obscure premise and daft characters. But what does the moment to moment gameplay actually look like? Thanks to GameSpot, we now have a 30-minute look at exactly that.
In the video, which is (almost) entirely free of voiceover, the story is set up and the first few tasks are doled out to the player. Playing as a journalist, you head to Snaktooth Island to investigate the titular Bugsnax — mysterious creatures that, when eaten, turn your body into food items. The person you're supposed to meet has gone missing, and instead, you're guided through the basics of capturing Bugsnax by the self-appointed mayor, Filbo.
Gameplay is from a first person perspective, and you'll use various contraptions and equipment to lure and capture different Bugsnak species. It seems to be a bit of a puzzle, as you need to figure out how to catch each critter by using your tools and the environment. Everything's documented in a journal, which will fill up as you progress, and you'll also interview the residents of Snaktooth Island as the story deepens. Then there's Snaxburg, a settlement that starts as a ghost town, but will slowly repopulate as you help everyone out.
It honestly looks very intriguing, and looks to scratch an almost Pokémon-esque itch. We can't wait to play this one for ourselves when it arrives on PlayStation 5 and PS4 next month. What do you think of this Bugsnax gameplay? Throw some ketchup in the comments section below.
I honestly love the look of this game. Will be one of the first things I play on PS5
@itsMeaningless I believe the game's already been reported to cost $25 at launch.
The nighttime looks a bit weird for the start of the game, everything is so dark lol.
Reminds me of viva pinata more than pokemon, looks fun regardless.
Waiting for Game of The Year Edition
Looks like fantastic fun!
Looks really fun but I was already buying this for the song alone XD
Looks interesting! But after seven long years cyberpunk will be here (GOTY) and it's really going to set a new standard for rpg's. I just can't see myself playing anything else.
I'll take a look, if it's good I'll play it on ps5 launch
sounds good to me
Looks like could be fun Childs game !
Meh, not my thing.
Buying this at launch for sure.
I'm not sure what I just watched.... I wanted to know what the game was. And I still do.
It looks like a hybrid of Pokemon and Dora the Explorer. I guess? Intriguing. I think?
This is the only launch title that I'm interested in believe it or not haha. Looks like a blast
Is this a launch title? Haven't seen it to preorder, unless it's download only?
Eh... not sold on it. I realize I’m not the target audience, but it doesn’t look next-gen to me. Actually, the footage could easily pass for a PS3 game.
@Waa-Laa I believe it is digital-only, but hopefully if it gets enough interest there might be a later physical release?
@Th3solution nothing about it screams next-gen to me, but it looks like fun, and that matters to me more 🤷♂️
@theheadofabroom I hope so, this looks interesting and I'd like it in my collection.
@theheadofabroom Definitely, that’s what matters in the end. For me it doesn’t particularly strike a chord, interest-wise. Never quite got into Pokémon, but I realize I’m in the minority on that. But it may do the game a disservice to include it as a PS5 launch title along-side the stunning likes of Demon’s Souls and Miles Morales. Or on the other hand, maybe it will help it get a boost by being one of a few PS5 games available. Either way, I hope it’s good and sells well.
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