Pikuniku is a weird and whimsical adventure for the Switch
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Pikuniku is hard to describe. Despite its simple, colorful aesthetic, there are a number of complex and subtle choices to how the game is structured, and how it plays that make it hard to categorize. Its often an adventure game with platforming controls like Night in the Woods, while at other times its more of a puzzle platformer like Semblance. But the games charm comes from how earnestly silly it is, not just in its writing, but also in its gameplay.
In Pikuniku you control what looks like a red oval with legs. They…