Review: Naughty Bear…unbearable!

There are many unreal perks that come with being a games journalist. Getting early access to the biggest titles of the year is one, boozing it up with industry peers is definitely another, but it’s not always a bed of roses. Occasionally you’re required to throw yourself on a live grenade and take one for the team… and that’s exactly what happened when Naughty Bear came up for review. Taking DLC into the firing line, I donned some Kevlar, practiced shouting “nnnnnoooooooooooooo!” in slow motion and prepared to calmly pick shrapnel out of my hair.

To call Naughty Bear a disappointment is stating the bloody obvious, but there were some of us that had decent expectations. This definitely falls in my Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Legendary pile, with a brilliant concept initially grabbing my attention, only to be let down in almost every other department once the title is released. But I’ve said more than enough. I’ll let that handsome fella over at GameArena, who, funnily enough, has the exact same name as I do, take it from here.

“Is it just me, or is there something inherently appealing about taking something cute and cuddly and making it insanely wrong, borderline reprehensible? …There’s something that just resonates – an almost involuntary chuckle, where you cover your mouth surprised, sheepishly look around and then bellow uncontrollably. It’s that illegal laugh that made Fat Princess so popular and had me barely able to contain my excitement at the prospect of Naughty Bear. The premise is quite simply fantastic. Unfortunately, its execution is shoddy at best.”

Want to get the full package (giggedy)? Check out the rest of my review here.

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Dave Kozicki

Shotgun Samurai
Video game reviewer, presenter and enthusiast. Film and TV-aholic. Pop culture geek. T-shirt and sneaker addict. All around nice guy and one hell of a sexy beast. Writer for Official PlayStation Magazine AU, AusGamers and Hyper Magazine.
  • Bagmup

    Definitely dissapointment of the year for me, could of and should of been the next cult hit ala Conker.

  • Northy179

    don't you hate when you expect something to be rubbish and it actually is :(

  • kozeeii

    I hate when I expect something to be decent…and it ends up being worse than shite