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Review: Ooblets

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Ooblets is one of those games I followed from its announcement all the way back in 2016 up to its release, so it suffices to say this was a highly anticipated game for me.

Stardew Valley meets Pokemon is a hell of a logline, and the combination of those gameplay elements compared with the game’s cute, colorful art style basically made it feel like it was made specifically for me.

The game went into early access in 2020, but this month it got its full 1.0 release. You’ve got all the usual mechanics you’d expect from a game like this — farming, fishing, foraging, cooking, befriending villagers — as well as some new twists.

You can see clear inspiration from farming sims like Stardew, and yet Ooblets still manages to feel entirely unique in that regard.

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