Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:17

REVIEW: Bear With Me - Episode 2 & 3 (PC)

Written by Simon Hayward
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Bear With Me is consists of sarcastic, dark and full of quirky pop culture references intertwined in the Story driven "horror" noir adventure game.

Following the story of Amber and her trusty friend Ted E. Bear in hopes to her brother Flint along with a mysterious Redman. Moving on from the first episode after being primarily based in the house you move more into exploring more of Paper City during episode 2 and 3. With a wide variety of interesting and unique characters to interact with you continue on your quest to find Amber's brother with the help of Ted E. Bear.

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The horror aspect I found a little lacking and more to just push the story than anything else. The humor though is more present along with the overall Noir look and feel to the game. I really did enjoy the little nods to pop culture references that kept the pace going and to break up the simple but solid puzzles. I did find it a little annoying waiting for the character of Amber and/or Ted to more into place to just talk to a NPC. They did flesh this out later in the game with it to push the story along. The game is a little on the short end as gettingt through a single episode won't take that long to complete when competent in doing the puzzles. But really makes you to come back after each episode.

The voice acting really does make the bulk of the game enjoyable, with it not being some repetitive sound bot that speaks the same thing over and over again, but voices do suit each character perfectly. It's not just the voice acting that shows, it's the overall look that is simple and clean. And it shows that not all games need state of the art graphics to push the story and gameplay.

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Overall Exordium Game has done a terrific story driven game that has a real undertone that comes closer towards the end of the game. I found the world created funny and light hearted, even though of its Noir theme. But the black and white look to it shows colour underneath the surface. Finding myself shedding a tear at the story's ending is hard not to do, but i won't give it away for the journey of Amber and Ted E. Bear is something you will have to experience for yourself.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 4.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Exordium Games
  • Publisher: Exordium Games
  • Genre: Indie, Adventure