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.
Excerpt: Naughty Bear is the most disappointing game that I’ve played this year; on almost every level of game design, the developers failed. Armed with an excellent premise, Naughty Bear could easily have become a classic, an unexpected gem of this generation in the way that Katamari Damacy was a generation ago. But somehow, despite a laundry list of issues, a fun, occasionally satisfying game that you can’t help but smile at is in there, somewhere.
Excerpt: and started checking out some video installments of the maliciously hilarious “Book of Naughty,” I was quite enthusiastic about it. It was sort of like stomping on fuzzy childhood memories but there was a sadistically gleeful side of me that desperately wanted to beat the stuffing out of roving toy bears. …please don’t ask me why. Perhaps I need help.
Excerpt: For the last few months, in part thanks to our very own Craig Snow (I have to blame somebody else), I’ve been rather excited for Naughty Bear . I find the false innocence in brutally violent games – such as Fat Princess -- rather amusing. You run around a colourful environment and see blood spill everywhere when you slaughter tiny beings for having a different coloured hat to you. I’m sorry to say that Naughty Bear possesses none of this charm.
Excerpt: I was looking forward to getting my hands on Naughty Bear (I mean the game before someone suggests I’m referring to same sort of sex toy). The trailers were humorous, the premise sounded fun and fairly original. Unfortunately I’ve been here before with Fairytale Fights and that didn’t end too well.
Conclusion: Given enough due diligence, this game could've been a cross between Metal Gear Solid and The Club, as directed by a young Tim Burton. Yet it's condemned by its middling production values and haphazard, buggy implementation. Squint, and you can see its potential. As it stands, Naughty Bear is a missed opportunity - an ugly duckling that never grows up.