Fetch is the newest game from Big Fish Games. If you know anything about Big Fish Games, you know that they put out a ton of games regularly and probably have one of the largest catalog of mobile games out there. That doesn’t mean they rush these out the door however. Most of their games are very polished and quite fun with their newest game, Fetch being no different. In fact, Fetch may be one of their best looking games so far with gameplay that has really impressed me, along with a storyline worth following. Fetch tells the tale of a young boy and his quest to rescue his best friend, his dog Bear. He’ll face dangerous obstacles while also using his wits to come out on top.
I know graphics aren’t supposed to be the most important part of the game, gameplay is, but I must emphasize how fantastic this game looks. Everything from the environments to the character design, it all looks so beautifully rendered and adds so much emotion to the game. Not only that, backgrounds are fully animated too where they feel alive and aren’t just static backdrops. Nothing is static at all. You can tab on environmental objects and most of them will react to being tapped on. There’s always something moving around weather it be plants or water flowing or even little critters moving about. The same can also be said about the animated sequences which are so good that I don’t mind watching the cut scenes. What’s great is that they add to the overall story and aren’t just there to fill space. As great as the graphics are, the gameplay is even better!
Yes, thankfully Fetch isn’t just a pretty game with weak mechanics. The overall game is awesome, which is probably the best word to describe it. It combines so many different game types, but it all flows together seamlessly. Most of the game is a side scrolling adventure game where you’ll be moving around from screen to screen interacting with objects while also searching for clues and items. These items are used to interact with the various puzzles and tasks that are scattered throughout the game. Along the way, you’ll also find and interact with video game machines. These break break up the normal gameplay and add elements of variety into the game. For instance, one game will have you shooting down aliens while another game will have your destroying pirate ships with bombs. The game machines re used to provide your character with rewards that need to be earned in order to complete some levels.
Fetch is a game that needs to be experienced as it is hard to convey just how good this game is in writing. There are so many elements in Fetch that make it great, from the storyline to the art direction that I can’t really do it justice in a review. This is probably one of the best games I’ve from Big Fish Games and one of the top games I’ve played this year.
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App Store Link: Fetch
Developer: Big Fish Games
Compatible Devices: iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
*Apple Editors’ Choice award in 25 countries!*
How far would you go to save your pet? Follow a young boy on a sensational journey like no other as he sets off to rescue his dog Bear from a mysterious fire hydrant that snatched the canine in the night!
Big Fish Studios is proud to present Fetch, an adventure tale that will warm your heart and keep you glued to the screen! One part interactive animation, one part childhood delight, equal parts adventure and arcade, Fetch captures the timeless emotion of puppy love and takes you on a journey through dark tunnels and sandy shores to save your best friend. Do you have what it takes to save Bear? Prepare yourself for a wild ride filled with wagging tails and boisterous barks!
“Seattle Museum Brings the Videogame Making Process to Life” — All Things D
“Pixar-like storytelling and production values in the game” — Leonard Garfield, MOHAI Executive Director
Fetch the Game is now on exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle!
☆☆☆☆☆ Features ☆☆☆☆☆
✓ Battle hilarious aliens; discover a prehistoric ocean; build a robot; pilot a rocket ship, and more!
✓ Discover arcade-style games like Rainbow Snake Time and Pier Pressure; then compete for the highest score with family and friends!
✓ Captivating characters bring a timeless “tail” to life!
✓ Dive in to a living animated world
✓ Rescue furry friends and unravel the mystery of who’s behind the disappearances of the world’s WOOF!
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