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The Magnificent Trufflepigs

Sometimes a game isn’t about the gameplay. Sometimes is about the story and the characters. A game can sometimes be more like a novel or a movie. The Magnificent Trufflepigs isn’t really a game, its an experience. Is it something you’ll want to dig up from the Nintendo Switch eshop? Check out our review and some footage from Adam Roffel below.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a game about lost objects and lost people. Its a game that is narrative driven and focused on telling a story with minimal gameplay elements.

This is a game that some would call a ‘walking simulator’. There is a lot of walking. There is digging too. And taking pictures of objects. The gameplay really isn’t that important though.

The object finding is something to do while waiting for the narrative to unfold. The story and people are just as lost as the objects and little by little, object by object, we find out more about the people and narrative.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is also could be called a visual novel. You do have some dialogue choices that give you input into the story but generally you are listening and seeing this unique story.


Its all told in first person and you don’t see the two people. You hear their voices through some pretty good voice acting. This game is a character puzzle piece. Its got really nice graphics and an interesting story but its not a game that everyone will like.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is well worth well checking out if you want more of a novel/movie experience and less of a game. If you’d rather have a game that is focused gameplay, then The Magnificent Trufflepigs is not for you. Those who want to want to find something different, grab your metal detector right now and find this game!

The Magnificent Trufflepigs gets 8.0 out of 10.

A digital code was provided for this review. The Magnificent Trufflepigs is now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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