Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is a love letter to the Paper Mario series, which I previously reviewed and greatly enjoyed. It has the same papercraft art style and gameplay centered around action commands, but offers several new ideas of its own, such as a setting full of adorable bug people and non-silent protagonists.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t live up to the hype. On its own merits, it’s… okay? But it does not live up to its inspiration. I liked some of the gameplay changes but disliked others, and the writing is a mess.