Hello friends!! Welcome to today’s game review, where I will be talking about the video game, Bear and Breakfast!!
As I’ve said before, I seem to have a ‘type’ when it comes to video games. I tend to go for games about spirits, games where you build things, and games about animals. And in some cases, games about spirit animals that build things. In this case, you play as a bear AND you get to build a bunch of bed and breakfasts.
If you aren’t aware, I’ve been reviewing a bunch of COZY GAMES that I play. Cozy Games are low-stress games that have little to no combat, and really don’t require any gaming expertise or knowledge. Button mash all you like. The games themselves are predominantly story driven, and are just generally cute.
If you’re interested in other cozy games I have reviewed, please click here for the Gaming reviews section on my blog.
So, let’s go take a look at the game Bear and Breakfast!!
Bear and Breakfast game review
Title: Bear and Breakfast
Developer: Gummy Cat
Release date: July 2022
Players: 1 (single player only)
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows, MacOS
Genre: Adventure, Simulation, Role-Playing, Management, Indie
Bear and Breakfast:
Bear and Breakfast is a laid-back management adventure game where you build and run a bed and breakfast… but you’re a bear.
I waited for this game to come out for SO LONG. And then I waited longer to get it on the Switch. Which was a good few months after it came out on PC. I could have gotten it on Steam, but I decided to wait, and I’m not sure it was worth it though.
Let’s get the negative out of the way so then I can scream about all the amazing parts. The controls on the Switch are a bit clunky. In fact, the buttons are mapped in almost a completely different way than other games, that if I pick up the game after a while not playing (or playing something else) I have to google the controls. That’s not really ideal. BUT, if that’s the worst thing about this game (and it is), then I’ll take it. It would definitely be a lot easier as a point and click game.
In terms of the gameplay itself, the storyline and the animations are super cute. You’re a bear who decides that he wants to make human money and make people happy. So you start a B&B. There are other animal characters: a pigeon, a raccoon, a beaver, some sort of cat, a possum, some rats, a dog, mumma bear, and some humans. You can understand and converse with the humans, but they don’t understand you. The humour is quite adult and fairly self-deprecating, which could be a bonus. If you like that sort of thing. It’s definitely not a kids game.
I really enjoyed the ‘quest’ part of the game. It’s not difficult, but having things to do while you upgrade your B&Bs gives it that something extra. Also, I highly recommend hiring your friends ASAP because otherwise you spend half the game running around to each hotel every day, and less time actually accomplishing things.
Overall the game is fun. Nothing is stressful and it’s a game you can play as little or as much as you want. Or one you can come back to after long breaks. You know, so long as you remember what the controls are (if you’re on a Switch).