Bugsnax review | PC Gamer

Bugsnax review | PC Gamer

November 9, 2020 Off By tracy

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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
Multiplayer? Nope
Out: November 11
Link: Epic Store 

The bugsnax that affected me the 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. “Weenyweenyworm,” it says again and again as it circles, embedding its voice in my head, waiting for me to capture it and feed it to a grumpus—a furry person, more or less, whose body parts turn into the bugsnax they eat.

What kind of grumpus would want a weenyworm for a leg or arm or nose? Almost all of them! Grumpuses love turning into bugsnax. It’s genuinely a bit disturbing how eager the characters of Bugsnax are to replace their body parts with sentient snack foods. Though they look it, grumpuses aren’t Justin Roiland-style shrieking monsters, either. They’re regular people, albeit bean-like and snaggletoothed. They’re cute, actually, and they even edge past wackiness and sentimentality and slice into human experience (when they’re not turning into weenyworms). I didn’t care for the actual bugsnax catching in Bugsnax, but working through the grumpus’s insecurities was pleasantly sweet—like a sweetiefly or a sprinklepede, perhaps.

Snack attack