Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac is a new point and click adventure game on Nintendo Switch with an interesting art style and funny writing. Learn more in our Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac review!
If you play with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, you can move your character around with the left analog stick, interacting with characters and things with the A button. Your inventory is mapped to the L and ZL buttons, and once you press either one, you will see the contents in your bag displayed on the left side of the screen. Once opened, you can search within your inventory with the D-Pad so that you can find the right item to solve the puzzle at hand.
The starting area in the game will serve as a short tutorial of sorts. It will offer the opportunity for you to interact with your shower, your bed, or the stove. You will also be able to collect a couple of items to get you started before you exit the house through the front door. Once outside, you will get a chance to collect some more vegetables before using one of the carrots you’ve collected to power up a machine set up nearby. How can a carrot power up a machine? Well, it turns out that you can collect enough energy for the job by having a rabbit chase after the carrot inside of the circular contraption!
Unfortunately, tragedy strikes in the form of a lightning bolt that hits the contraption, breaking it in the process. You rush to take care of the fire and start to fix the machine. You will first need some wood for the initial repairs, before realizing that all of the oil has burned up thanks to the lightning bolt. As luck would have it, you have some Omega 3-rich oil in your kitchen, which can be repurposed for lubricating the machine. All seems to be going well, but it turns out the ionic vaporizer is no good since the metal inside it has been destroyed. Because of this, insects fly in and wreak havoc on the garden. This forces Edgar to go out on an adventure to Boulzac, to try and find some Razidium to keep the Lionflies away from the squash.
You’ll need to solve several puzzles during this journey to find what is needed. The puzzles will be of the “locate items X, Y, and Z so that someone can help you carry on with your adventure” variety. The puzzle I mentioned with the carrots, the rabbit, the lightning bolt, and the wood, and the oil, that’s the type of things you’ll be doing during your time with Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac. It’s not going to be a challenging experience, and backtracking is going to be kept to a minimum, but it’s definitely a fun one.
Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac is an entertaining point and click adventure game with a great art style, funny writing, and easy to understand gameplay mechanics. The one complaint I’d have is that the game has no voice acting because I do believe that the right cast would certainly do a great job with this script – that, unfortunately, would cost a ton, which is why it’s understandable that the indie team at La Poule Noire were not able to implement this. Depending on your experience with adventure games, you’re going to end up spending 3-4 hours at most playing Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac from start to finish. The game is out now on Nintendo Switch for $18.99
This Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by La Poule Noire.