Babol the Walking Box
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What's not to get excited about when you've presented the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of a walking box? 'Babol the Walking Box' fulfills all of our fantasies by whisking us away into the world of square humanoids. If anybody caught a whiff of the developer's descriptions leading up to the game's release. It seems exciting as, well, a cardboard box!
Yes, you'll take on the character of a walking box. Yet, the visuals bring a wee bit of intrigue to the game. Another thought-sparking factor is that the game was developed in Indonesia - a nation not known for its video game releases. These curiosities want to bring us into the box-world more if taking on the role of a walking box hadn't excited you already.
Who Knew That Boxes Were So Dramatic?
Most unexpectedly, there is a narrative behind the world of Babol the Walking Box. There's a supervillain that's traversed the world, out to steal the souls of walking boxes, ultimately gaining infinite power. It's up to young Babol and his boxy powers to overcome obstacles and put an end to the soul-sucking evils of Dr. Magico.
Are you intrigued yet? As expected, you'll play as Babol - a bipedal box striding through each linear platform level, defeating foes, solving puzzles, and jumping over a lot of things. The gameplay has all the hallmarks of a trivial platformer. But surprisingly, the world is more immersive than one would expect for such a bland theme.
The boxy characters that Babel interacts with have some personality and tales to tell. It does help progress a narrative that makes you want to play to discover the outcomes. The visuals do feel like crumpled papers in a bin, leaving players a little uncomfortable. But the game controls well enough to make it a palatable platformer - definitely not one that offers anything remarkable in terms of mechanics, though.
'Babol the Walking Box' is a bit silly and non-sensical in terms of gameplay. However, you can't help but feel engaged in this ridiculous world. There has been a genuine effort to bring an immersion factor and present players with some challenges. This is even though the concept presents more like a portfolio game than a professional offering. Babol and his universe come across as an enchanting set of assets.
Walk the Box, Save the World
There's a clear-cut inspiration in terms of gameplay behind Babol the Walking Box. That would be the famous Crash Bandicoot franchise. The assets, mechanics, controls, and gameplay all scream similarities to our foxy friend. Even the obstacles resemble the level progression of the series. The odd visuals help it stray away from being a carbon copy, though.
'Babol the Walking Box' is playable, and it's recommendable based on it being a purely oddball game. The gameplay functions well, although not straying far from stereotypes. And there is some lore behind the narrative that keeps interests peaked. By no means is Babol going to be wowing anybody - but you can't say that isn't a good bit of fun either.
- An immersive universe built on a strange concept
- The game feels vibrant with the personality behind it
- Challenging platformer without being overly frustrating
- Visuals are jagged and don't look fantastic
- Nothing unique about the gameplay
- The game could strike as a bit too odd for some players