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fog!Review (Switch eShop) | Nintendo Life

What do you get when you participate Push Me Pull You, 1 copy Noby Noby Boy, 1 copy CatDog And strangely big help Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons??Depending on what you take, you will end up in a story of brotherhood and body horror, or you will end up in fog: A game that is played simultaneously as half of both double-headed dog snakes.

It’s not as scary as you might think. Dear little fogo, as they are called, are sweet and adorable. Simply chew, meander, or hang out in a series of puzzles to reach the end of each level. Rather than a love craftsman horror in space, Phogs is a physics-based puzzle game that can be played in single player (fun but difficult) or in collaboration online or through local multiplayer.

phoggos can solve puzzles using a combination of brains and a hell of many tube-based operations. They don’t have hands, but they can chew things. That is, put the lever in your mouth (not recommended), pull it, or carry things through the level. Some objects have additional functionality that is propagated through the foggo body. If you bite the fan, the wind will come out from the mouth on the other side, if you bite the water outlet, water will come out from the other side, and if you bite the light, the direction will change for some reason. The other fogo goes to the torch. Don’t think too much

Puzzles can range from simple to difficult, but in the puzzle game way, the difficulty isn’t that you’re not thinking about what to do at all, it’s actually achieve It. The range of puzzles is also great, and the creativity of mechanics and aesthetics makes every moment a wonderful surprise.

Levels are divided into three components of phoggo’s life: Food, Play, and Sleep.Food level is reminiscent of Mario Kart Truck or luncheon kingdom Super Mario Odyssey: Giant corn cobs sit patiently, eat spicy pepper and then wait for your fog to turn into popcorn (this is … not popcorn mechanics, but the fog world is unique It will be played according to the rules of).The character bathes in chocolate flowing down the brown river (at least you Want It’s chocolate). Giant watermelons and elastic pumpkins help Fogo reach higher levels.The theme is fun, smart, and always With every fun, new food-related surprise, phoggos is given new ways to explore and new puzzles to solve.

As the name implies, sleep levels are a little more subdued, mainly with the theme of alarm clocks, dreams, and bright and happy nightlights – literally. all By the way, the face is either adorable (depending on your perspective) or quickly returns to body horror. Sleep levels are wrapped in a dusty purple color, unlike other levels of noisy colors.This gentle theme can provide a break from a variety of stunning food and play worlds, but it’s just a little It’s more boring to see. It’s still beautiful, but not so interesting.

Despite having seemingly the weakest themes, play levels are the highlight of the game.Beaches, theme parks, mini golf, and absolutely what you’ll find in this world Great At an arcade-themed level, there’s Fogo who beats pinball, air hockey, racing games, and bowling. From sticky bowling shoes to 90s-style arcade carpets, art is perfectly on target. Neon was everywhere, and the characteristic steam wave appearance of the 80’s was very fashionable during hot hours. This year is really one of the best puzzle levels.

Phogs have so many attractions, from how to fall asleep when you don’t use your dog’s head very often, to the characters who live in each level. And hat – Hidden collectibles, golden bones, serve as a currency for purchasing these fully aesthetic add-ons. glory..

Even better is both online and local cooperation modes.Single player Phogs is fun enough, but co-op makes the game sing.. There is nothing better than trying to solve a ball-rolling puzzle with others. The person’s adjustments can be very different from yours, and successfully completing the puzzle feels like a testament to your combination of skill and communication.You may get divorced or lose friendship, but if you can’t complete the fog level with them, they Really Is it worth keeping?

Unfortunately, as is often the case with physics games for any purpose, there are some minor flaws here and there. Fogo could easily get stuck in things, and at some levels there were bits that didn’t work. That is, advancing is literally impossible, and the game crashed into the Switch home menu several times.With generous checkpoints, respawns, and promised patches, these issues may be resolved (or at least managed), but it’s worth knowing that the game won’t run. completely, At least on the switch.

But Phogs, despite its flaws, is a real pleasure in a 3-foot dog tube package. There are many mysterious moments, such as when you realize that moving from one level to another is like this: Giant worm It eats you, or when you discover a D-pad emote that ranges from “phoggo crying” to “confused poggo”. Phogs has a lot of fascinating details that you don’t need to be there. The game works fine without them, but the presence of Phogs elevates it from a simple physics puzzle to a heartwarming sunny one in the much more serious game ocean. Fogs have a dog soul. It just wants to cheer you up, and it does so by being unavoidably enthusiastic, shyly cute, and unconditionally adorable.

(Yes, NPCs can pet dogs.)

Conclusion

Phogs are a true amount of unrestricted joy in a weird physics-like dog tube package. It’s hard to play this game without a huge, goofy smile on your face. The Switch version has some minor to major issues here and there, but it rarely slows down the wiggle gameplay of puzzle-solving dogs. This is another great collaborative experience with Nintendo’s system.

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