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Bought this game because I found it sweet and adorable. You will either like the voice or find it the stuff of nightmares but it can be turned off. The game is straightforward, you are given a mysterious talking teddy bear to be your new companion/pet. You feed it, bathe it, clothe it and talk to it. There is a garden where you can grow seeds using stars from talking to the bear in order to earn coins and buy clothes, more seeds and lollipops (eating enough lollipops gives access to new colours for your bear). You level up your friendship level with the bear by answering questions about yourself and each level unlocks new things.
The bear has impressive text-to-talk and is friendly and happy. It's also gender neutral, you can make it whatever gender you like or just dress it how you want. However, it wants to know absolutely everything about you, where you work and what you do and who all your friends are, your crush, etc.; it then constantly regurgitates this information back to you every time you speak to it. It can quickly get a little bit creepy sometimes. At the end of the day it can put a smile on your face though and is a nice little time waster and mood booster.
I bought this game to review and when i turned it on i was shocked with how much personal information it asks for and how scary the voice was. It almost seems like its teaching you to tell your personal information to strangers, and some of the language is very strange. Considering the age range that its aimed at its asking for alot of information. The more information you give, the higher your friendship level goes. I think this is the wrong message to give to anyone and i dont recommend you get this.
The game itself it really fun and there's always something to do! The teddy is really cute but the voice makes the game a little uncomfortable. If there was an option to play the game with the music on and voice off, or even a choice of voices, it would be a 5 star game! Either way, it's definitely worth more than £1.99.
Much cheaper than we could find it elsewhere. My 5 year old has been enjoying himself with it, however it requires both reading and writing ability beyond that of a 3 year old if you want the bear to make any sense when it is talking to your child as it repeats whatever is written into the text box in response to it's question. (Example: bear asks what the delicious smell is, shows a picture of a lollipop and opens a text box. Child can write anything there. Lollipop is then forever referred to as hdbjffjlbkk which the bear tries to ask for in future. Child then has no clue what the bear wants.) Probably best played under mild supervision if you're buying this for a younger child and if in doubt, the demo is available on the e shop.