Do Not Feed The Monkeys
Do Not Feed the Monkeys is a unique point and click game about joining a mysterious club to watch cages (surveillance cameras) and reporting on them while managing their time and resources and making decisions how to deal with the club's demands. Do Not Feed the Monkeys wasn't as impactful as I thought it would be for such a strange concept, but we appreciate bringing something fresh and exciting for the players.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
It’s short-lived, and the unnecessary focus on survival elements takes the fun out of it. A sizeable assortment of camera locations means a second playthrough might show you something new – but it’s debatable whether you’ll be bothered to go through it again.
With re-releases, remakes and sequels buzzwords of the gaming industry these days, innovative video games such as ‘Do Not Feed The Monkeys’ only come around once in a blue moon, and therefore they should not only be commended but encouraged – especially as it’s from an indie developer. So, while there are some issues preventing this from being executed perfectly, it’s still as fun as a barrel of monkeys.
Do Not Feed The Monkeys, even on Nintendo Switch, is certainly something to try and enjoy. The title is an atypical adventure game, able to graft into the innermost part of the human brain and play with our unconscious much better than the competition. The title is replayable, with some problems due to the control system and with some situations (such as the endgame) that could be better managed by distorting a little 'essence. Our advice is to take and play it because it is difficult to regret the adventure you are preparing to live. Remember to cover with scotch the cameras you have at home, rather.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Every so often a game comes along that catches you unawares. The great thing about writing reviews is that sometimes when faced with a list of possible titles, you make a choice based on any number of criteria. This time around, it was the name.
Do Not Feed the Monkeys is an enjoyable ‘voyeur simulator’ that’ll certainly hook players in with the unique and zany scenarios it puts you in. It does have some flaws with a lack of tutorials and some finicky controls the most obvious offenders, but they don’t stop the game from offering a genuinely intriguing and clever experience for Nintendo Switch gamers to sink their teeth into. Just remember one thing: do NOT feed the monkeys…
Some games are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just good at doing their own thing. Do Not Feed the Monkeys falls into the latter category and manages to take 'unique' in a positive direction by melding a puzzle game with resource management within a fascinating premise.
Do Not Feed The Monkeys surprised me. Whether it’s down to the unexpected depth, variety, or killer tone, I found myself engrossed through my descent into its dingy underworld. If you want a razor-sharp simulation that poses plenty of questions on morality, Do Not Feed The Monkeys will not monkey around with your time.
I certainly felt that once I got my head fully and completely bamboozled by the intricacies of Do Not Feed The Monkeys, it was over. Fortunately the game is replayable to the nth degree due to its central mechanic of playing the game particularly how you want to, no matter how stressful each playthrough was always going to be.
Do not Feed the Monkeys is a very fun and fresh game, where you never know what will happen next or where the shots may go. The management part can perhaps be frustrating and weigh down the real attraction of the game which is the camera surveillance, but it is certainly necessary for the development. Its strong adult theme and black humour catches you and doesn't let go until the game is over. A little gem of a homeland.
Review in Spanish | Read full review