A Bug Fables Review

2 min readOct 13, 2020

In the simply it is a new Paper Mario inspired game with actual strategy.

Style: 9/10 Gameplay: 10/10 Story: 2.5/3 Overall: 9.5/10

Style 9/10

The style in bug fables feels like the old aesthetic style of Paper Mario with the buildings somehow reminding me of the 1996 movie James and the Giant Peach. Which is really weird for me to think of, considering that there is no clay animations or bad models. In short the animations, music, and overall aesthetic of the game is excellent in every way.

Gameplay 10/10

The gameplay is expanded Paper Mario where you get three party members that you can not change, but you can put on badges that you find around the world to shake up the gameplay. I’m not going to lie I did die a few times due to my poor strategy of trying to get one tank to carry me through the story which is a bad idea especially in the second half of the story where the tank is not as tanky as I thought. For my final thoughts on the gameplay is to try and find a strategy that works with your gameplay style whether it be more defensive or offensive play style.

Story 2.5/3

The story is great and I do not want to spoil any of it, so here is the rundown from the trailer. You are a trio of bugs on an adventure trying to make it big by doing guild quests for the ant queen. The rest of the story is engaging making me want to replay it hours on end to find every secret again. Though I do wish there was more endgame story content to continue to expand the characters.

Overall: 9.5/10

Overall the game is great and I highly recommend this game to people who love an old fashion Paper Mario style game with interesting mechanics, and a lovely story.