Poppy Playtime review
Poppy Playtime is a first-person horror game set in an abandoned toy factory. The protagonist, Judy, goes to the factory to find out what happened to her friends after they all disappeared. This is an indie horror adventure game. You play as a detective who is tasked with finding out what happened to the people who had been working in an abandoned toy factory.
The game is played from the first-person perspective. The factory looks very alive. There are posters and dolls, toy trains and security devices, lights, and old videos on tapes.
You enter one room after another, finding sinister remnants here and there. Instructions you may need are on videotapes from the 1980s. These instructions, for example, enable you to use a GrabPack – a tool for reaching things from afar or hacking electrical circuits. But they won't tell you how to save your life when dolls come alive and attack your flesh. The game is played from the first-person perspective. The abandoned factory looks very alive - there are posters, dolls, toy trains, security devices, lights, and old videos on tapes that are made to impress. The sound is also very immersive - especially if you put your headphones on.
The graphics are very immersive. It is a good idea to put your headphones on because some words are spoken on old tapes are hard to understand. There are old VCR tapes that you find in the game that provide instructions on how to use the GrabPack, which is a tool for reaching things from afar or hacking electrical circuits.
Information about replayability
It has little replay value. The game is one-and-done. It's no fun to replay it if you pay attention to details during the first playthrough. There's no procedural level generation, no random elements at all. It helps a little that you cannot save the game, so once your character dies, you need to start all over. The game is not very long, and any PC should be able to run it. There are other episodes that should come out in the future, and they will need better specs.
- It looks fantastic
- The suspense is great
- The story unfolds slowly, detail by detail
- The sound is immersive
- You cannot save the game
- The response is almost immediate
- There are only 2 hours of game
- The game has little replay value
- The game is one-and-done
- There are issues with scrolling
- Controllers will only be better supported when there's a version for PlayStation 4/5 or Xbox One and Series S/X