Pikuniku took me by surprise so much that I'm struggling to describe the feeling after playing it, an absolute joy for sure.
Note: Copy provided by GOG.
To be honest, I really didn't know what expect. I watched the initial trailer when I posted about it originally and I thought it looked sweet. However, I was pretty wary as it looked very simplistic. I've never been happier to be so completely wrong about a game.
Honestly, it had me smiling within seconds. The introduction was brilliant—FREE MONEY!!! You will get that if you play it, trust me, if you don't smile at the intro you're nuts. It just doesn't stop, even just getting into the game and starting to walk had me practically dying of laughter because it's so silly.
The official stuff:
Pikuniku is an absurdly wonderful puzzle-exploration game that takes place in a strange but playful world where not everything is as happy as it seems. Help peculiar characters overcome struggles, uncover a deep state conspiracy, and start a fun little revolution in this delightful dystopian adventure!
- A Vibrant Adventure for All: Explore a colorful world at your own pace, help quirky characters with their unusual requests, and solve clever puzzles that will challenge players of all levels with a 4 - 5 hour campaign.
- Charming Cast: Meet a cast of memorable characters on your journey, each with their own problems and eccentricities to accommodate along the way.
- Cooperative Mode: Join up with family and friends for local multiplayer fun in custom cooperative levels and challenges.
It caught me rather off guard with the humour and charm, it's going to leave a lasting impression on me. It's not a particularly long game, it feels about right but with that in mind there's too many ways for me to really easily spoil it and I don't want to do that.
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