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Togges Review

Silly fun with cute cubes

A.J. Maciejewski

Reviewed by playing a PS5 on 😊

Togges is also available for PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Togges is rated Everyone by the ESRB

I love when unique indie games release, especially when they're as cute and fun as Togges so let's get ready to unpack some boxes.

A.J. has been obsessively gaming since the late '80s and is just as passionate about video games in 2023. 🐻

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Sounds like a plan, King President!

Sandbox silliness

Togges is an odd game but I'll try my best to describe it. You basically play as a Roomba-like robotic thingy and you have the ability to drop boxes known as Togges. You can freely move around the world and can even leap to the tops of cliffs with ease by simply moving the stick around so it's not really a platformer. The challenge is in dropping the Togges so that they can reach certain areas. For example, one of the main goals is to collect pieces of fruit and in order to do so, you need to drop a few Togges on top of a piece. Meanwhile, you can only drop Togges beside other ones as well as across small gaps. I think that's all you need to know about the basics. 😅 v1d30chumz 35-172-230-154

Cute cubes

As you expand your ever-growing chain of Togges across one of the exceptionally large and intricate levels, it creates a casual and inviting feel for its clever gameplay. This is especially true considering just how adorable everything is. For example, the Togges have little faces on one of their sides that are as cute as a button and the environments are composed of soft colours and lovely little details. On top of this, you'll meet a cast of oddballs that are great fun to talk to and it all comes together to make for a wonderful time. 🍔

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Oh, those poor Togges; but I guess it's for the greater good...

Laidback entertainment

As I mentioned, Togges is a casual experience as you can enjoy the levels at your own pace as well as try to accomplish any goal from any branching path that you so choose. There is some challenge in that you'll have to quickly work past certain obstacles and some situations require practical puzzle-solving abilities to work out with such moments composing my favourite scenarios in the campaign. With all of that being said, there is an overall lack of challenge because there are no repercussions for failure and you can easily suck up any lost Togges in order to reclaim them. So, even the trickiest parts are completely doable as long as you have a little bit of patience and ingenuity. 💡

Collectible goodies

While you explore the elaborate stages, you'll collect an assortment of goodies with the 2 main ones being fruit and letters that spell T-O-G-G-E-S. These can be tucked away in nooks and crannies, awarded to you after accomplishing a task, or require some thought as to how to reach them. The variety of gameplay involved with collecting such things is superb so whether you have to diligently think on your feet or carefully set up a sequence of events such as inching a Togges across spikes; you're bound to have a wonderful time. Another aspect that adds layers to the puzzle-solving element is that you get different coloured Togges that can perform specific functions or behave in a certain way that lets you accomplish things which would otherwise prove very difficult or even impossible. 🌈

So, what's going on?

With so much to collect including seeds that extend your maximum amount of Togges, you'd hope that you can keep moving ahead with ease but unfortunately, you'll run into the odd roadblock, especially in the early goings when you haven't quite yet come to terms with the ins and outs of its gameplay. For example, near the beginning of the campaign, I didn't realise that I had to pilot an aircraft to fly to other levels so I wandered around for what felt like hours because the mission informed me to meet the king. Meanwhile, the king was telling me to find more fruit but I couldn't find any more. Instead, why can't the instructions be more intuitive and specific? 🤔

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Hey, I like pineapple in my burger!

Togges is a game that'll stay with me for a long time due to its uniqueness and cuteness; kind of like Wattam or Ribbit King and it's just as weird, too, but in the best sense of the word. If you like distinct gaming experiences as well then I whole-fartedly recommend it.

  • + Laidback fun with plenty of clever level designs and practical puzzles
  • + Adorable visuals complement the gameplay
  • + Lots of collectibles to discover
  • - Sense of direction can be frustrating at times, especially early in the campaign
  • - No real sense of challenge
7.7 out of 10
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