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Bread & Fred

SandCastles Studio, Apogee Entertainment
May 23, 2023 - PC

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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Bread & Fred

Bread & Fred has solid platforming mechanics, and the introduction of the rope opens the door to brand-new frustrations and gameplay elements. It succeeds greatly at producing a co-op experience that’ll either have you at the throats of your friends and loved ones, or laughing uncontrollably, even if it feels like there isn’t much more substance beneath the surface.

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Bread & Fred is hard in solo, almost impossible in co-op, it still manages to be a lot of fun provided you have a lot of patience and understanding with your partner. Dedicated to those who love extreme platformers, but casual players might find it too frustrating.

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Bread & Fred is a delightfully enraging cooperative physics puzzle that combines charming pixel art, adorable animations, and a challenging platformer experience. The game's world, filled with cute penguins and vibrant environments, will bring smiles to faces. The chaotic gameplay and repeating failure might bring frustration but will be followed by big laughs and lots of fun with your penguin partner. Still, for solo players without someone to play with local co-op, this game won't be for you.

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Bread and Fred was not the cuddly co-op adventure I was expecting. Frustrating in co-op and unplayable in single-player. This wasn’t for my wife, who I roped into playing this experience with me, or me. Costing me almost my marriage. I can see an audience who likes these overly hard games loving the challenge, particularly streamers and speedrunners. For all I know, this is another one of those experiences maybe I just don’t get as I’m getting older and not with the cool gamer kids. For most, I would advise approaching this with caution unless you want to test the length of your best gaming friendships

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Bread & Fred is an excellent option for those who like to play with someone at their side. The penguins' adventure is full of charisma, tension and frustration but it offers some hours of fun and arguing among players. The title also adapts itself to diverse situations, having a singleplayer mode and accessibility options that make it more pleasant to casual players.

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