After losing its home, one lonely Wum must travel the length and width of the world to find a new place to live. From the metropolitan haven Popocity to the cavernous Bliekopolis, our Wum will discover magical places and encounter strange creatures. But this Wum is no traditional hero and only by using wit and charm can it succeed in this massive journey.
Wuppo is one of those games that you’ll either really like or won’t like at all, for me, I knew I liked the game from the first 2 minutes. Like a lot of games, Wuppo gives you the ability to choose what your response is to various dialogue in the game and based on your answer, you’ll get different responses and sometimes even increases in your max health (generally occurs when you are nice). But it all depends, I felt like my character would be more of a smart ass right off the bat so I went with that and the response was hilarious, to the point where I continued to play for another few hours!
Of course one of the simplest and perhaps, greatest feature i’ve seen in a game, is the ability to make your character whistle by pressing the right mouse button. You can make your own melodies, whistle to the current background music playing or click away just for the fun (for me, the hilarity) of it all. Stuff like this is what makes the gaming industry move forward and inspire others to do just the same, create a unique feature that is not only fun but will make the player remember it.
While Wuppo doesn’t have nice crips graphics, it’s part of the beauty of it and is utilized well offering simplistic yet entertaining visuals. With a huge world to explore there’s no doubt you’ll find something that’ll keep you occupied, from the carnival to the train rides, there’s honestly enough content in the game to keep any gamer entertained for a very long time.
One thing I noticed about my progression in the game is perhaps as most humans evolve, starting out a snot nosed punk and ending up as a respectable human being (of course that’s not everyones path but the general course right?). All i wanted was my ice cream in the beginning and near the end what mattered most was what made sense for the wums and the world. The game takes you from selfish abuser to responsible member of society, in such a way that you don’t even fight it. What’s to fight? You get rewarded for helping out, you progress in the game, you see new places, fight new bosses and everyones happy? (or are they?)
What if you didn’t? There’s obviously choices you could make that could devastate things quit rapidly, for instance there’s a mission you find in the lower areas of the city where a wum asks you to break into the jail and save his buddies but before you accept he says “if your caught, your done for” (para phrasing). Will you risk being a criminal for some chump change? Or will you go up to the upper levels and work at one of the various places that pay for you to help them?
These choices shape the world and your outcome, ingeniously, they are throughout the game and are so cleverly integrated, you really find out where your moral compass points. Yes the game is cute and fun but your choices will make or break who you become, just like in real life, so choose wisely little wum!
Wuppo is by far one of the most unique and creative games i’ve played in a long time,
I am definitely looking forward to a second game!