As great as the snipping is though, The Puppeteer is a total package that lives and dies by its intertwined nature of the game mechanics, narrative, and puppet show setting. When it works, which it does more often than not, it is effectively charming and fun. And because it works so well most of the time, when it doesn’t it really stands out. These moments feel unnatural and struck as the game trying too hard to ramp up the charm. Thankfully these occurrences are rare.