Review: Finding Teddy

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A little girl was sleeping peacefully with her Teddy bear, when suddenly, a monster popped out from her cupboard then stole her favorite plush. When closing the door, the little girl awoke then got inside the cupboard. She’s projected in a magical world, full of monsters and oddities where she has to discover the place and help their beings and find back her Teddy.

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Pros:

  • Pixel Art graphics that are simple yet beautiful,Basic but detailed.
  • You play a girl in a point and click game, Looking for her stolen teddy bear.
  • Whole game is played with the mouse only.
  • There is no dialogue in the game neither verbal or written, The game relies solely on its musical efforts. It works really well and with this set up, It leaves it up to you to interpret the story yourself.
  • Game is full of exploration and wonder. You can click anywhere on the screen to get a re action or action.
  • Click yourself to open up your inventory and use its contents to further interact with the environment.
  • The soundtrack is smooth yet mysterious chip tune infused medley. A really good soundtrack that is worth the price of admission alone.
  • Such satisfaction when you finally work a puzzle out. Meaning eureka moments come in there droves.
  • Auto saves anywhere anytime. You also save upon exiting the game. Starting you back exactly where you left off.
  • Unlock concept art in the main menu gallery option.
  • Glorious backdrops/areas to the game. From Jungles to cave to grave yards, The game takes you on a wonderful ride.

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Cons:

  • No tutorial/guide to help you in any way.
  • Minimum options all round. No video options outside of full screen/windowed. Audio is just soundtrack and sfx.
  • Some interactions in game require nigh on pixel perfect accuracy.
  • You are all alone and no one is there to help you.
  • Would be nice for the inhabitants of the world to have their own noise/speech. As it stands they are silent but yet nine times out of ten they at least move.

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In summary, This is a wonderful little game that really pulls you in. From the daunting no hand holding intro to the game, You cannot help but fall for the games charm. The soundtrack is so good and fits into the game well. Puzzles are at first very hard due to the need of you to analyse how the game plays out and what it expects of you. Later on the game will just straight up punish you if you drop the ball. The graphics have a slight Fez feel to them in many ways which in no way detracts the game. If you fancy a strong story with puzzles a plenty then please seek this game out on Desura and have some great fun with this little gem.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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