The game puts you in the role of an insolent child who opens their Christmas present five terrible days early. This is a mistake: the nightmare toy, Tattletail, sets off a chain of events that results in the discontinued Mama Tattletail stalking you in the night.
Jeff Ramos and I sat down on one chilly, miserable Friday morning to enjoy this terrifying game. Watching this footage back, it doesn’t even look that scary! I can assure you, the feelings of fear and dread were very real. Particularly when the jump scares start coming.
Tattletail becomes not just an avoiding-horrible-creature game, but a resource management game as well. The titular Tattletail beast-toy needs to be fed, groomed, and charged. If he isn’t, he will scream! And if he screams, Mama Tattletail will hear!
Despite this, I feel myself warming to my yelling robot son. I want to protect him from his bad mom. Check out the video above to see Jeff and I go on an emotional journey from being scared, to being even more scared and hating our lives.