I would fully recommend Bear with Me: The Complete Collection to anyone looking for a narrative driven story game. Even if they wouldn’t normally be drawn to a point and click adventure, I honestly believe the story itself is strong enough to carry the game beyond its mechanics.
In a nutshell, what Triumph Studios and parent company Paradox Interactive have here is nothing short of magnificent! They have taken a timeless strategy series that is adored by people around the world, and opened the floodgates for a huge new wave of fans to appreciate the franchise across multiple platforms.
As with any re-release, this game is going to appeal to some and leave others underwhelmed. For me, it was fun to pick up the game again, and have all 4 chapters available on release; if you like horror games you will find a deeper story here than perhaps you expect. So what it all comes down to is this, was re-releasing Decay a brilliant or brash decision… honestly there’s argument for both!
There is a lot of fun to be had in the game and you could easily suck 100+ hours out of it if you really wanted to explore and unlock everything, in all likelihood most people won’t stay with it for that long but regardless what time you do spend with it will likely be enjoyable.
Overall given this has a fairly hefty price tag albeit not top end at £35 this is not what you would expect to get for your money, the frustrating element of all the issues means that its hard to really get a lot from this game and it just isn’t good value for money.
it does have more to offer, but because Codemasters have been getting the simulation style of racing right for a couple of years now, there isn’t a vast amount they needed to improve on, other than cosmetically, but what has been improved is just about noticable.