ferry;;sadhonker;;adams;;bear;;point click;;adventure;;puzzle;;exordium;;noir;;detective Ferry "Sadhonker" Adams As you might remember from our reviews of Bear With Me's first and second episodes, Amber Ashworth and her trusty teddy bear detective, the always grumpy but loveable Ted. E. Bear, are trying to find Amber's lost brother, Flint. At the same time, our dynamic duo must also try stop a madman in a red hooded cloak from burning down Paper City, so there's enough on their plates, wouldn't you say?

BEAR WITH ME: EPISODE 3

By Ferry "Sadhonker" Adams on October 4, 2017

Of all the carrot juice joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine... I knew she was trouble from the moment I laid my eyes on her. I made a promise all those years ago and I intend to keep it, even if it kills me! But now, she's gone. She doesn't seem to need me anymore, and can you blame her. I'm just a run-down old bear who is in dire need of a bloody drink... really bad!

This, ladies and gentlemen, is not an early script of the, by some, long-awaited Casablanca sequel, but rather the premise of the highly anticipated third episode of Exordium Games' noir point-n-click adventure: Bear with Me. So, let's put on our trench coats and our thinking caps; the time has finally come to return to Paper City!


As you might remember from our reviews of Bear With Me's first and second episodes, Amber Ashworth and her trusty teddy bear detective, the always grumpy but loveable Ted. E. Bear, are trying to find Amber's lost brother, Flint. At the same time, our dynamic duo must also try stop a madman in a red hooded cloak from burning down Paper City, so there's enough on their plates, wouldn't you say?

This third episode revolves around the uneasy partnership / friendship that exists between Ted and Amber, as well as the consequences of their choice at the end of episode 2. Nevertheless, they must unravel the mystery of what the hell is going on in Paper City and search for Flint, so they push on! Familiar characters will make an appearance during this episode, while our heroes get closer and closer to the truth.

The one thing I noticed while playing episode 3 is the fact that there is much more story involved this time around, while the puzzles are somewhat less in number. This, however, isn't a bad thing; I personally believe that, given the fact that the plot thickens and the scope of the story comes into view, the developers needed to clarify some of the plot points in order for the game to feel cohesive. I still think that Bear With Me's story is a gripping one and am really anxious to see where the last two episodes will take us.


What is noticeably different from the previous episodes, is the much darker turn this brand new piece of our story has taken. Sure, the characters are still quirky and fun to talk to, but the overall tone of the game, as well as some of the occurrences during the episode are much, much darker than any, seen in previous episodes. To me, this is a good thing. It prevents Bear With Me from becoming silly or just plain uninteresting. Don't get me wrong, I loved everything about the game so far, but I did have this nagging little voice in the back of my mind that wondered how the developers were going to keep[ things interesting for five episodes, without repeating themselves. Episode three answers this question beautifully and sets my mind at ease. Episodes four and five are surely going to be awesome!

Again, the noir-cartoon art style looks really good and a lot of attention has, once again, been paid to details in characters and environments alike. The puzzles seem to be somewhat easier this time around, but are still fun to play and do not get in the way of the story that needs to be told. I loved playing this third episode, as I have loved playing the first two. I can only hope, as I have said in my review of episode 2, that the people at Exordium Games don't make us wait too long. I'm really curious to see where Bear With Me will take me next and if I am able to solve the mystery surrounding Paper City.


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BEAR WITH ME: EPISODE 3
Exordium Games
October 5, 2017