In “Abbigale and the Monster” Bad Cooking Leads to an Exploration of the Mind
In a shocking twist of events, it turns out that if our protagonist wants to escape the darkness of her psyche and defeat the monster, she must confront her fears. Abbigale and the Monster doesn’t introduce anything new to the trope of literal monsters representing figurative demons, but nevertheless, it’s a fun top-down puzzle game with some surprisingly difficult levels.
How did Abbigale end up in this mess? Car accident, heart attack, tragic illness? No…she ate her own cooking. Abbigale and the Monster is a fairly lighthearted game, as the intro suggests. Waking up to discover that her familiar visage has been replaced with that of a monster’s, Abbigale must coordinate movements with her counterpart to escape and return to reality. Yeah, that’s right–it’s a mirror game. And around level three, the game starts throwing in other monsters at you, only these can’t be defeated with the power of positive thinking and a hug.