Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse - Switch Review
"We've entered an age where we're now controlling live cartoons."
Cyanide & Happiness began as a webcomic back in January 2005 and since then, the two-dimensional, stick-limbed characters have dabbled in YouTube shorts, a web series, books, card games and now, video games. Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse adopts the classic point and click adventure genre, the perfect genre to pack as much of the series's humour. Assume the role of Coop, a pubescent high school boy who's constantly at the butt of a joke (even his own). However at the end of the day, Coop just wants to be a hero, just like the rest of us.
There is just so much to interact with here that it can be overwhelming at first, but you'll quickly grow to appreciate just how much depth has gone into every aspect of this game. The exploration is expansive and while the map isn't particularly great with the nuances of the layout, it's serviceable and grander than one would initially expect.
Unfortunately, the translation from PC to console leaves a little to be desired. You can control Coop with the left analogue stick but if he's next to an object, you are still required to use the cursor with the right analogue stick in order to interact with objects and NPCs. It's functional but at times, it can feel a little like simultaneously patting your head and rubbing your belly.