[PS4] Bear With Me: The Lost Robots Review
Bear With Me: The Lost Robots is a point and click adventure game that acts as a prequel to the main episodic series. Learn more in our Bear With Me: The Lost Robots review!
Bear With Me: The Lost Robots from Modus Games and Exordium Games is a noir-styled point and click adventure game on PlayStation 4 with detailed hand-drawn graphics that will help to make everything pop. Itâ€™s actually a prequel of sorts to Bear With Me, which is also available on PlayStation 4 as a bundle that includes the three episodes for the series as well as this particular prequel. The Lost Robots is a self-contained story, and since it goes before the story of Bear With Me proper, you can certainly play it on its own before you dive into the rest of the season.
In Bear With Me: The Lost Robots, you will be taking control of detective Ted E. Bear who, as the name pun suggests, is a small bear, and Flint, the brother of Amber, who is featured in the main series. Oh, and it seems that Ted E. Bear sorta has a drinking problem, as youâ€™ll see during the opening cutscene for The Lost Robots when Flint finds Ted E. Bear passed out on the floor and thinks that he was probably hit in the head with the empty bottle that is on the floor that is next to him. Youâ€™ll be exploring Paper City as you investigate why so many robots have gone missing around town, trying to stop whoever is doing this.
With this being a point and click adventure game, youâ€™ll be interacting with each area you visit, and with the characters and objects in them, by moving around an on-screen cursor with the left analog stick, interacting with everything by pressing the X button or Square buttons to take a closer look at something â€“ or someone â€“ or to grab an item that could be of use. Anything you collect will be added to your inventory, which you can check by clicking on the treasure chest in the upper right corner of the screen, or by pressing the R1 button. You can also combine some items to help you solve puzzles.
Without spoiling too much of the game, let me talk a bit about the first puzzle in Bear With Me: Lost Robots. Flint and Ted E. Bear will be locked inside of a room and must find a way to get out of there before things get ugly. By moving the cursor around the screen, you will find two white sheets. After collecting both, Ted E. Bear will mention that you could perhaps tie both sheets together to create a rope you could use to climb out of the room. But before you can do that, you will need to find a wrench so that you can use it on the projector so that you can move it out of the way. This is only half of the puzzle, but you can get an idea of what to expect from this game.
Bear With Me: The Lost Robots is a fun and to the point adventure game that is a good option for fans of the genre on PS4. The game offers an attractive art style that will catch your eye right away, which, along with the voice acting, will help to set the mood for this noir adventure. All said, youâ€™re probably looking at around 3-4 hours or so for completing Bear With Me: The Lost Robots depending on your experience with the point and click adventure genre, which ainâ€™t bad for this budget 4.99 stand-alone episode. If youâ€™re a fan of point and click adventure games, then you should probably go all-in and buy Bear With Me: The Complete Collection on PlayStation 4 since itâ€™s only $14.99.
This Bear With Me: The Lost Robots review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Modus Games.