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  • Summary: Naughty Bear tells the tale of one demented teddy bear's ruthless efforts to torment and harass the inhabitants of the Island of Perfection.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 31
  2. Negative: 18 out of 31
  1. The biggest problem with Naughty Bear is, while it's subversive, unique and wildly imaginative, it's flawed in a few crucial areas. The camera is the worse offender. It isn't beyond managing, but it could've been more cooperative. [August 2010 p74]
  2. The naughty bear entertains – but only for a short while. There isn't much in this game besides comic violence.
  3. The developers deserve some praise for the originality of the game, but ultimately it doesn't work as it becomes boring too early.
  4. Messing around and being violent in a bear infested game world is fun, for a while. The same thing goes for the game's humor. When the initial wave of entertainment is over you're left with bad gameplay mechanics and repetitive content. Despite an initially entertaining tone this content is not worth the asking price.
  5. Naughty Bear is just another game that features a great concept but fails miserably in execution, which is why you really shouldn't bother paying full pop for this one.
  6. Though you'll often be angry at it, Naughty Bear finds a way to make you smile at least once each level, even if you are reloading it for the third or fourth time. It's an example for every game design classroom of what not to do, but almost in spite of the developers, somehow, there's an entertaining game here that you'll inexplicably come back to.
  7. 25
    Naughty Bear could've been cool, but it isn't. It's a terrible game. You shouldn't play it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Aug 31, 2010
    10
    Intro:
    In my gaming years I have never come across a game where you play as a teddy bear who kills other teddy bears, this makes Naughty Bear
    a very original idea.

    Story:
    In Naughty Bear the story starts off with Naughty not getting invited to Daddles' birthday party, so he goes and takes a present anyway, so he does that and gets laughed at. He has had enough of being bullied by the other bears, so he decides to go on a rampage. After this more things start to happen, like Army Bears attack you, Robots attack you, ninja's attack you and aliens attack you. You can tell it is an eventful game.

    Gameplay:
    Naughty bears gameplay is a dream come true, there is special moves like, sticking bears in fridges, brutally axing them and much more. There is a fairly big selection of weapons to use, from simple twigs to uzi's. You can also press L2/LT to roar, which will usually cause bears to run away in fear and if you scare them enough you can cause them to go insane and they will end up killing themselves. The only downsides I found with the gameplay is that you can't jump and it has afew lag problems, other than that its really impressive.

    Presentation:
    For 2010 Naughty Bear's graphic's are pretty basic. Although the graphics are nothing special, they don't look horrible, they actually go with the game. The cartoony style of this game fits in well. The bears and the environment are very colourful and nice to look at. The presentation of the menu was a big highlight for me because it looked way better than most other menu's, like the boring menu of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

    Sounds:
    Although the bears only make squeaky noises, there is a commentator that is sort of the voice in Naughty's head that sounds great. He has an English accent and in my opinion deserves an award for his awesome voice acting. The guns and weapons make good sound when they hit a bear. There is one noise you will get used to, ROAR! You will get used to this because you will have to scare bears quite a lot in this game. The music in the game is like the music in a young children's TV show, but the music changes to a more serious tune when you start to cause loads of chaos.

    Multiplayer:
    Finding a game on Naughty Bear online can be hard sometimes, but when you do you will have a lot of fun. There are four game types, which are,
    Assault: In this mode There is two teams, one being red bears, one being blue bears. In this game mode, you will be trying to either destroy the other teams statue or protect your own one with your other team member. If a statue gets destroyed, the round ends and you will switch from Attack to Defence or Defence to attack.
    Cake Walk: In this mode, one player will have a cake and will have to hold it for as long as possible, while other players will try to kill that player for it.
    Golden Uzi: In this mode there is a powerful uzi(which is golden), that has infinite ammo and is very powerful. Players will have to try and retrieve the golden uzi, by either simply picking it up or just killing the player that has it in there possession and then picking it up.
    Jelly Wars: In this mode, you will either play as a normal bear or Naughty Bear. Three players will be normal bears and one player will be Naughty Bear. In this mode the normal bears objective is to find jelly and put it in a giant mixer, to make one giant jelly. The player that is playing as Naughty Bear will have to try and stop and kill these innocent bears who are just making jelly.

    Life-Span: Naughty Bear will last you a long time if you go back to levels and try and beat your score. You can also play the very addictive multiplayer, which will last you a while if you enjoy it as much as I do.

    Overall: This is a great game with some minor flaws that don't ruin it at all.

    Rating: 10/10
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  2. Oct 3, 2012
    8
    Okay, there is been many negative review of this game but i really like this, by it's humor and "Hit-man" style.. the thing i can't believe is that it is for 12 age, more like 15, but i think if you like crazy humor and know you have a "child side of yourself" then you'll like it. Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2011
    5
    i played this game at my friends before i ever bought it . its not a bad game but it feels more like a DL games you shouldnt pay more then $8- $15 for and thats about what i paid for it . the game is kind of funny and enjoyable in a warped way . its pretty much the same level over and over again with the same objective kill all the bears for the most part. it does some times try to mix it up with things like dont get hit , or a speed run but the game flat out is very repetitive . the camera is just awful and will be your biggest issue when playing this game . i heard it was very buggy and glitchy as well. when i installed it there where alot of patches they added so when i played i didnt notice to many of them that people where talking about. its a very short game too around 4-5 hours with little reason to really want to play it again. at best i could say is rent it and only buy it if you can get it for the price i said earlier . Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2010
    3
    Wow. don't do it. Really. The premise is awesome, as someone with a seriously messed up sense of humor I thought I would be all over this game. But it just doesn't deliver as well as it's promise. I like the sick humor, but the game plays like trying to drive a truck through a 4 foot deep pool of molasses, and the bugs and glitches are out of control. They also didn't add nearly enough variety to this game. A pro review said that you end up doing everything in the first 1 or 2 hours of the game and the rest is repeat, repeat, repeat. They were not lying. This game had so much promise and it just tanked. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2011
    1
    This game I am going to say it the crapper game of 2010. Yes that is right it's the worst game of the year. First of all this game play value is fun for 5 mins than it wears on you. The missions are basically the same, go to point A and kill character A (Or sometimes B). The weapons ultra kills funniness wears off quickly after 5 mins. As far as the Multiplayer mode it's forgettable. What I am saying is this, if you really want this game buy it used infact wait til it's 5 dollars than sell it back once you platinum the game. Now what really gets an 1 is that it freezes and crashes plus has an trophy bug that your forced to revert to. So in all this game is not worth the full price. Expand