Summary: Of all the games I never expected to get a sequel, Naughty Bear was pretty high on the list. Not only was it a bottom-shelf title from a studio not exactly known for its long-running franchises, it was pretty underwhelming. A below-average game that everybody expected to be a below-average game. Nonetheless, Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise was announced.
Excerpt: Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise is the sequel to the poorly received yet mildly popular Naughty Bear from 2010. Once again, you play as Naughty, a teddy bear who hasn’t been invited to a party that all the other teddy bears in town have been invited to. Instead of accepting the fact that none of the bears like him, he decides to show them why they hate him so much; by killing every single one of them.
Conclusion: Had the core gameplay been better polished then Naughty Bear would have been able to get away with having only a few solitary environments to explore, but as it stands it's a hell of a lot of fun for a couple of hours, but that's your lot. For all its flaws though, you have to applaud the intent and salute the setting. It's a shame we don't get more of this type of experiment hitting our shelves in the UK.
Excerpt: I felt physically sick after walking away from my first session with Naughty Bear. That wasn't, as you might expect, down to the harsh nature of the in-game bear-on-bear violence, which depicts a psychotic stuffed toy breaking necks and stabbing friendly teddies through their chests. No, it was due to the utterly nauseating camera and frame rate. Naughty can make other bears in his virtual world kill themselves, and he managed to make me want to do the same.
Summary: Now, it’s not like me to give a really bad review, because for the most part, I really enjoy playing games and think most games are actually pretty good, but this one has some serious flaws to it. I guess I feel this title would have been better suited as an Xbox Live Downloadable game than a feature length $50 title. While it does have the inner workings to be a great cult classic, it still needs a lot of work for me to recommend it at its current price.
Summary: Naughty Bear is a cheeky action game featuring a unique blend of comic mischief and astonishingly bad behavior. You take on the role of Naughty Bear, a bear driven to seek vengeance after the other bears don’t invite him to the big birthday party, and is now hell bent on manipulating and terrorizing the blissful bears inhabiting the Island of Perfection.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is As I write this review, I am considering forever leaving the gaming world. Wondering why? Let’s just say that it had a little something to do with the abomination called Naughty Bear. Truly, the ‘naughty’ aspect of the game is the fact that it lures gamers into a false sense of gaming pleasure, and then proceeds to tear apart the very fibres of your sanity.