Hey duders, got my PS5 on launch and told myself I wouldn't buy any games until I hit 100% with Astro's PlayRoom and Bugsnax. Now that I've done so with both I can reflect a bit on how crazy Bugsnax is.
The concept as a whole I found pretty fun, the bugsnax are adorable and their sounds/names are so catchy I randomly find myself saying stuff like "Bunger Bunger Bunger" or "Mooooothza" when walking around the house. Some were more tedious to find (I'm looking at you "can-only-catch-in-the-rain Bugsnax) but ultimately they can all be gotten fairly easily.
Now with the spoilers and the ending of the game.
WTF was that?! Bugsnax being parasites was a great idea, how it's a virus and it's eating the Grumpus from the inside. How we have to escape the island and make sure no one dies was exciting but man did it feel weird smashing and killing Bugsnax I've come to call as cute while playing the game. Found the modifications to existing gathering tools to become killing machines amazing and I laughed as I went through that last level. Add to that the post-credit scene of finding out there's a Bugsnax conspiracy and GNN (the game's CNN) knowing about the Bugsnax and that last strawberry escaping in the boat makes me kinda excited to see where the franchise goes.
All in all, glad those two games were free for PS5 and would have probably paid like 25$ for Bugsnax if it wasn't free but definitely should not be priced higher than $40.00.