Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Review (Steam)

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Review (Steam)

Play as an adorable yet trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, harvest crops, and battle massive beasts beat a journey to take down a corrupt vegetable government

Pros:

  • Decent cartoon slash pixel art like graphics.
  • 542.17MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, and screen shake.
  • Speed run timer.
  • Accessibility options-player strength (1/2/3x)and God mode.
  • Controller icons-PlayStation or Xbox.
  • Adventure gameplay with a slight puzzle angle.
  • The goal of the game is to get back in the good books tax-wise with the local Mayor.
  • Map uncovers over time as you get new items.
  • A colorful collection of characters.
  • Hats-earned from side tasks and can be changed at any point.
  • Has a Zelda link to the past vibe.
  • Boss battles.
  • Easy swap weapon buttons.
  • Twin stick controls can be used or the face buttons.
  • Simple controls.
  • You have main and side tasks.
  • Easy achievements.

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • No replay value.
  • The whole game is just a collection of fetch quests with the occasional boss fight.
  • Hats are just cosmetic.
  • Very repetitive.
  • No mini or normal-sized map.
  • No way to see current tasks and later on if you miss/skip an interaction you will have no idea what it is.
  • Only one control layout.
  • So much backtracking.
  • Once the tutorial is done you get no additional help or guidance.
  • Slashing bushes is pointless as it doesn’t ever drop anything.

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Review (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.4/10

Summary

Turnip Boy is a game that is instantly pleasing to the eye, very much a pixelated game harking back to games like Zelda. The game is an adventure game at its core and you have to find items for characters and return them for rewards, the ultimate goal is to pay off your debt of tax fraud and clean the slate with the town Mayor. As you play you will get visible roadblocks that require certain weapons or abilities in order to pass. It’s all very safe and straightforward in its goal, navigating the world is fine but you get no map so it does require a lot of map memory. The characters you meet are charming, rude, or funny and they have dialogue that changes depending on the current task you are doing. Turnip Boy has simple hack and slashes combat with a minor emphasis on puzzles. I enjoyed the initial few hours of the game but for me, it started to repeat the tasks, it’s a lot of fetch quests, and progress outside of the tasks is to find anything made of paper and rip it up, it just got very samey and even the boss battles were not that engaging. It annoys me when I think back because I hammered the game hardcore and got to the final set of tasks but I hit a wall hard, boss encounters were infuriating and it all got too much. I’m not sure what the game is going for gameplay-wise, the story is very meme filled with the current world issues and jokes but that’s all it really has. I didn’t come away liking the game and instead found it tiring, repetitive, and telegraphed. Overall Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a game that relies on wit and memes to gloss over the tired gameplay.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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