I'm not going to try to write a "real" review for Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds, because at this point it seems rather unnecessary. Originally released almost two decades ago as an easy, semi-edutainment children's adventure game, it was among the very first PC games I ever played and I still have quite a few fond memories of the numerous hours I spent trying to solve the mystery which now seems so utterly simple.
Flash forward to today and I'm once again joining Freddi and Luther, only this time I'm not playing in accompany with my three year old niece, who can barely use a mouse but found the colorful world of one of Humongous Entertainment's most enduring games utterly engrossing. I wouldn't have expected it to hold up in modern day, nor hold any interest for kids anymore, but to my surprise it became a great moment of uncle/niece bonding that has now renewed my fond memories of the game and added some new ones.
If you have no nostalgia for Freddi Fish and are just looking for a decent adventure game you probably won't get much out of the experience, but personally I was pleasantly surprised just how entertaining it still was for new and old audiences alike. I also discovered it was headed by Ron Gilbert of all people, a fun fact that just makes me love the game all the more.