I’ll be the first to say that it’s a good thing that not all games are made for everyone, in fact there are niche genres and offerings that are a godsend to smaller segments out there looking for specific types of content. That said, there are also games that for whatever reason don’t seem well-suited to particularly anyone either because of their themes or other issues. Bob Help Them falls into this sort of black hole in my eyes, essentially boiling down to a crafting game where you’ll collect or combine certain items within a limited amount of time to satisfy various people you’ll meet. The thing is, that’s pretty much all there is… and very quickly it gets to be quite repetitive even if the specifics of what you need to collect and combine may vary. Perhaps it would work as a game for younger gamers who are trying to improve their memory skills, remembering recipes for certain things, and then where people and resources may be but that’s about it for this overly simple offering.
Justin Nation, Score: