Baba Is You is a refreshing puzzle-solving game that brings a new perspective on how puzzle games can be played. Controlling the character Baba you must solve puzzles by bending the rules of the game in unique ways, to complete the various levels as you come across them. Let’s see what Baba Is You has to offer:
Put your creativity to the test
When entering the region map of Baba Is You one might think that they are playing a platform a la Mario Bros., but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The game consists of many different puzzle levels separated amongst the different areas of the map, each with increasing difficulty from the next.
Here you must put your creativity to the test, as there is no single way to solve the various puzzles and that will entertain you almost to no end.
As Baba you need to construct arguments to help you win, so, for example, at the start there will be “blocks” that say “Flag” “Is” “Win”, but if you change it to “Rock Is Win” you can now complete the level by touching any rock, instead of a flag.
The curiosity to see in what ways you can finish a level, alongside the increasing challenge the levels present, makes Baba Is You one of the best puzzle games out there.
Simple but amazingly fun
The graphics are simple pixel 2D art that is not anything close to the pinnacle of pixel art but manages to keep a cute and friendly style. As for the soundtrack, it consists of simple relaxing tunes that will soothe your experience thought the gameplay.
In Baba Is You the graphics and soundtrack are simplistic to ease you in on its, at times, complex puzzles. Nothing really stands out, and when your attention is focused on solving complex puzzles that is a sign of good design, as anything to the complex would take away from the rich and complex gameplay.
Simple as it may be, it is a shining example of how good game design goes a long way to make a great game. It does so much with so little.