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While this game doesn't approach the brilliance of Day of the Tentacle, that towering paragon of cartoony, inventory-based, third-person adventure games, it definitely has its moments. I was consistently delighted at the complex illogic required to get an egg from a henhouse, or win the pumpkin-growing contest, or sneak a manuscript into the to-be-printed pile at a publishing house. Never did I feel left behind or flummoxed (well, almost never), which to my mind is the sign of a well put together adventure game, i.e., the organic flow from puzzle to puzzle.
Overall, the combination of simple puzzles, appealing visual style, and the distinct style of humor make Chewy: Esc from F5 a good game for young players who are just getting into adventure gaming.
First published in 1997 this title harkens right back to days of cartoon style games that weren't as polished as they are today or, dare I say it, even two years ago. So don't expect dazzling special effects, needlepoint sharpness, or zillions of colours to ooze out of your monitor because you'll be disappointed. This one is just a bit of harmless fun and sits squarely on the silly side of the ledger. It's one of those games that parents and kids can join in and play (I think I detected just one slightly 'iffy' snatch of dialogue and all the female characters are of the usual top-heavy variety). The game doesn't come with a printed manual so you must install Adobe Acrobat to read it off the disk, but it's all simple point and click, very easy to slip into. Chewy has lots of endearing antics to charm both the young and the not-so-young.