naughty bear wasn’t invited to play with the other bears. he wasn’t invited to their party. so, like most of us would be, he got royally bummed out. unlike most of us, he then goes home and plots his homicidal revenge. kind of a weird premise for a game, but then again, it’s a game. and anyway, revenge is a dish best served cold. (like gazpacho.)
as many of my readers know, i have been pining after this game. did i want to drop $50 on it? no. there were so many other games out there, it was enough. plus the schedule of daily life: the work, the play, the gym, etc.
so i waited. and i waited. sometime in august i started to doubt my patience, but was saved by little_nerdxo at the eaton centre ebgames store.
‘come on! i have been waiting long enough!’
‘you’ve got a buttload of games. why the hell add to the pile?’
(say what you want, girl has a point.)
anyway, about a week or so ago, i was on amazon. ho-hum, what is new today, what do i want to buy. then i saw naughty bear for – wait for it – THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS. see? naturally i bought it, since on top of that sexy fucking deal there’s also free shipping on orders over $25. i don’t even care that this whole post sounds like a blatant advertorial. this is a good fucking deal and you know it.
i have been playing it almost ever since. it’s… well, not your typical game. if you’ve got a thing for bears, it will haunt you. this bear is picked on by all the other bears, and eventually he’s just like ‘ok, fuck you all. shit is on’. then he goes around, and depending on your comfort level you can murder the other bears or torture them.
i am still not sure how i feel about this.
that being said, i have found it difficult to put down. there’s something fun about driving bears insane. smacking a bear with a leg of mutton is funny. bear reactions are funny. ultimately, it’s just a weird game that’s just a game.
it’s a good play, if you find it for cheap. but it is definitely not worth $50.