Review

Poppy Playtime is a first-person survival horror, logical puzzle video game developed and published by indie developer MOB Games. In the game, players must navigate through a first-person perspective and solve puzzles in order to progress further. The player can also find various VHS tapes lying around the factory, which give a more in-depth e...

Poppy Playtime

  • Greg Burn
  • Apr 28, 2022

Poppy Playtime is a first-person survival horror, logical puzzle video game developed and published by indie developer MOB Games. In the game, players must navigate through a first-person perspective and solve puzzles in order to progress further. The player can also find various VHS tapes lying around the factory, which give a more in-depth explanation of the story. The player plays as a former employee who is revisiting an abandoned toy factory previously owned by the game's in-universe company Playtime Co. 10 years after the staff have seemingly vanished without a trace. They are guided by a letter left by the staff, who they are assumed to have disappeared 10 years ago. The protagonist discovers that Huggy Wuggy, the mascot of the company, is alive and is malicious towards them.

Gameplay

Players navigate through a first-person view and solve multiple puzzles in order to progress further, some requiring a gadget called the GrabPack, a backpack equipped with two extendable hands used to pull and reach objects from a far distance, conduct electricity and access certain doors. The player can also find various VHS tapes, which give a more in-depth explanation of the story.

Graphics

The graphics of the game are simplistic and cartoonish. The environments are mostly bright, colourful and detailed. There are many empty spaces where the player can explore, but it is difficult to navigate. The game is played in first person, and the player can rotate their view with the mouse. The game also has a cinematic camera that zooms in on certain aspects of the game.

Replayability

The game does not have any replayability, as there are no incentives to play it again. Poppy Playtime's replayability comes from the occasional collectibles found around the map, as well as the few different ways to solve puzzles.

Conclusion

Poppy Playtime is a captivating, logical puzzle video game with a variety of puzzles, which are logical and make sense. There is a variety of ways to solve each puzzle. The game is designed to be difficult, but not impossible. The game's sound is very effective and has a spooky atmosphere.

Pros:
  • The game is captivating, with an interesting story
  • The game has a variety of puzzles, which are logical and make sense
  • There is a variety of ways to solve each puzzle
  • The game is designed to be difficult, but not impossible
  • The game's sound is very effective and has a spooky atmosphere
Cons:
  • The puzzles are not interactive
  • The game has a lack of story
  • The game is designed to be difficult, but not impossible
  • Some of the puzzles can be too complicated and frustrating
  • The game is not scary
  • The game is short and does not have replayability
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