Bulb Boy PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Bulb Boy by Bulbware.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the developers for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Bulb Boy is a point and click adventure game that follows a humanoid light bulb as he encounters nightmarish creatures while trying to save his grandfather.
Since the game is a point and click adventure game, much of the game revolves around solving puzzles. These puzzles can also kill Bulb Boy in a ton of different ways. The puzzles are pretty easy to figure out but they can kill you in an instant if you aren’t careful.
As you progress through the game, there will be “bosses” that you’ll encounter. These enemies require a specific strategy in order to defeat them. These strategies are pretty easy to figure out since you’re usually locked in the room with them and there aren’t many interactable objects.
One thing I was really impressed with in this game was it’s artwork and it’s animation. The game feels very much like a cartoon, albeit a severely deranged cartoon. The artwork is gorgeous to look at though and it really added to the experience.
Another area that I was impressed with was it’s audio. It’s atmosphere was quite good and the weird noises you hear throughout the course of the game added to the overall strangeness of the game. The way the character’s laughed was rather creepy as well.
I will mention that in the last parts of the game the saving and loading times increased by a lot. There were times when the game froze while saving for some reason. It happened most on the very last part of the game when you’re inside Bulb Boy’s deformed grandpa.
Overall, Bulb Boy is easily one of the strangest point and click adventure games that I’ve come across. It’s wholly demented but it’s also quite entertaining. It’s definitely nightmare fuel for those that are scared easily and it’s got some brutal ways to kill Bulb Boy as well. If you’re a fan of point and click adventure games and want something that’s not only creepy but very weird as well, then Bulb Boy is a solid option.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!