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Review

Poppy Playtime is a first-person horror-puzzle adventure game. It is broken up into several chapters and centers on the Playtime Co. factory, which produced "the nation's favorite toys." You solve the mystery behind the employee disappearances as a former worker at the toy manufacturer. With your Grabpack, you continue further inside...

Poppy Playtime

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jul 25, 2022

Poppy Playtime is a first-person horror-puzzle adventure game. It is broken up into several chapters and centers on the Playtime Co. factory, which produced "the nation's favorite toys." You solve the mystery behind the employee disappearances as a former worker at the toy manufacturer. With your Grabpack, you continue further inside the enigmatic factory as you sneak past the perilous toys in front of you.

Plot

An abandoned business called Playtime Co. was formerly famous for producing well-liked toys all around the country. When you get a letter saying that the missing workers from ten years ago are still within the factory, you play as a former employee and look into the place. The hunt for the "flower" is the key to discovering the staff.

The entire game is shrouded in mystery because to Poppy Playtime. There aren't any instant explanations, and if there are, they're typically on VHS recordings. You gather the story throughout the game from the VHS tapes. Each VHS video reveals the facility's mysterious history and its hazards. 

Gameplay

You run the risk of your own toy, the Grabpack, becoming lost in the danger of hiding from toys. The Grabpack functions as an electrical conductor to go through the upcoming problems in a manner akin to sticky hands. Additionally, it has the ability to reach far locations and pick up little objects. It is a distinctive feature that offers players a different method to engage with the game than by merely moving through the environment. You find the second hand necessary to complete the remaining levels of the game as you restore electricity to the establishment.

Graphics

The realistic and gritty graphics support the notion that the facility is stranded. The region always appears dark and has poor illumination. The feeling of being trapped is made worse by the lengthy halls and smaller spaces like the vents. The factory makes an effort to spread joy even if it is filthy.

And now for the real killer: model design. The majority of the surroundings appear plastic and blocky. Huggy Wuggy can be found in the area where it is most evident. Similar to an interactive sandbox or bounce house, the infrastructure is designed. It maintains a balance between realistic and toy-like models even with the most complex components.

Controls

Since there are no incentives to play it again, the game cannot be replayed. Poppy Playtime's replayability is derived from the infrequent collectibles scattered around the landscape and the limited number of alternative strategies for resolving problems.

Replayability

A variety of riddles in Poppy Playtime are logical and make sense, and the game is engrossing and rational. There are numerous approaches to each puzzle's solution. The game is intended to be challenging but manageable. 

Conclusion

Poppy Playtime is a fantastic horror-themed puzzle adventure game that will keep you hooked for hours on end. The ambiance is eerie, and the riddles are challenging but not impossible. The controls are simple to understand, and the images are effective despite their simplicity. Although there is some replayability, it is unlikely that you will want to do so because the game is so compelling.

Pros:
  • The game offers respectable visuals
  • The game's puzzles are not too challenging
  • The game Poppy Playtime recently went free to play
  • The GrabPack device is a wonderful enhancement to the game
Cons:
  • Game has only one chapter
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