Review

Poppy Playtime is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by American indie developer MOB Games. The player takes the role of a former Playtime Co. employee, who revisits the abandoned toy factory 10 years after its staff's disappearance. Graphics The graphics in this game are very high quality, with a lot of att...

Poppy Playtime

  • Greg Burn
  • May 14, 2022

Poppy Playtime is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by American indie developer MOB Games. The player takes the role of a former Playtime Co. employee, who revisits the abandoned toy factory 10 years after its staff's disappearance.

Graphics

The graphics in this game are very high quality, with a lot of attention to detail. The environment looks fantastic, with the old abandoned factory setting (while yes, it has been done before a lot) is really cool. The puzzles with the packbag hands thingy were really unique cool too, and the animations were fantastic, especially the chase sequence near the end. Huggy Wuggy's movements and animations combined with the sound design were absolutely terrifying, and you could tell that the people behind this game really knew what they were doing, with all the lore, history and tapes they wrote for this game and the amazing cutscene in the beginning. Overall, the game's graphics are impressive and help to create a tense and atmospheric game world.

Gameplay

The gameplay in this game is really great, with a lot of uniqueness and creativity. There are a lot of puzzles that you need to solve in order to progress, some requiring the hands on the GrabPack, a pack that can be equipped with two extendable hands which can be used to pull and reach objects from a far distance, conduct electricity, access certain doors, swing across large gaps, and, via a green hand introduced in Chapter 2, transfer electricity between sources. The game has a lot of replayability, with a lot of different options for different ways to solve puzzles, and the puzzles are different in each chapter.

Some of the puzzles require the use of the GrabPack, a backpack that can be equipped with two extendable hands which can be used to pull and reach objects from a far distance, conduct electricity, access certain doors, swing across large gaps, and, via a green hand introduced in Chapter 2, transfer electricity between sources.

Multiplayer

The game quickly gained positive reviews for its gameplay on its initial release, but was later met with negative reviews after the developers announced non-fungible tokens, with the second chapter receiving mixed reviews for its buggy launch.

Replayability

Poppy Playtime is replayable because there are multiple puzzles to solve and different ways to solve them. There are also different endings that the player can get depending on their choices.

Conclusion

Poppy Playtime is a really good game with amazing graphics and gameplay. The puzzles are unique and the game is replayable. The only downside is that it does not have a multiplayer mode. Poppy Playtime is a enjoyable survival horror game with impressive graphics and challenging puzzles. The game does not have much replay value but is still worth playing through at least once.

Pros:
  • The atmosphere is fantastic and very scary
  • The puzzles are unique and require the use of a gadget called the GrabPack
  • The animations are great, especially the chase sequence near the end
Cons:
  • The first chapter is short and feels more like a demo than anything
  • The game is clearly inspired by Five Nights at Freddy's
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