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I had fun with the game, but I had just as much frustration with it, too. As it stands, if you're a diehard P&C fan or you have an in with the creators or actors, you'll probably find something to like. If you don't fall into those camps, you wouldn't be hurting yourself waiting for a price drop or sequel before diving into this one. And that saddens me to say.
Full Mojo Rampage was a bit of a shock to me. I was not expecting to enjoy this game as much as I did. It scratched – and still is – an itch I didn't really know I had. I can't explain what that itch is, but I can say that I'm not upset it's still doing it. Over the Top Games really hit a home run. This game is just plain fun and with the sprinkles of humor here and there it shows a silly side that is appreciated in these kinds of experiences. Fans of these genres will have no problem finding a good time, I have no doubt.
To me, there are some really neat ideas on paper that just did not come together as well as I would have hoped. But, again, I think this is worth a look at some point. Just go in with some tempered expectations and you may find it much better than advertised.
I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this game. I mean, I had an idea I would, for sure, but when it was all said and done, I found it to be more enjoyable than I originally expected. It never outstayed its welcome, in any aspect, and that’s something to be commended. Now, let’s hope if there’s a trilogy in the works we don’t have to wait another decade to play it.
I have so much to say about the game, yet so little at the same time. I went into this game really wanting to love it, to find a worthy entry in this medium on the subject matter, but the bottom line is there’s not much to like here. It’s underwhelming on all accounts.
Almost everything on display in Bear With Me is a wonderful undertaking of the genre, and one I hope gets followed up with a second episode at the very least on par with what the first gave us. Should that happen, I can’t imagine players won’t be happy.
Even with the annoying performance issues, I still feel like this is a solid first entry for our hero and this new Telltale universe.
Song of the Deep will keep you in the deep for about six hours, which gives it time to be bad, just not a total trainwreck, and there are many things I really enjoyed in this game. Merryn, the voice acting, and just how gorgeous the game looks are all a welcome change from these AAA games that rely on gameplay over graphics, and the sense of wonder that is present in 2 of the 3 narrative arcs is really wonderful, but it's hard to shake that the game doesn't know how to deliver on its' promises.
Honestly, I really enjoy the game. I had a ton of fun with the game, on both systems, and I still plan on having a ton of fun going forward. Yes, there are issues with Lost Sea, and even some I would personally consider major ones, but you may not, and if you don’t, that’s even better.
There is a certain player in mind with this style of game, and I’m well aware it’s not for everyone. If an arcade platform shooter is something you miss or just downright love, this is something you should grab now, because you’ll get your money’s worth out of it.