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Reviews [Official Mini Review] A Fold Apart [Nintendo Switch]

Discussion in 'Nintendo - Reviews' started by AutumnWolf, May 3, 2020.

  1. AutumnWolf

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    Review code provided by the developers

    THANK YOU!

    Introduction

    A Fold Apart is a puzzle game with nice colorful graphics and a story about "making it work".

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    In A Fold Apart you fold the very fabric of existence to solve puzzles while the story progresses in between the puzzle sections.

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    The story begins with our 2 protagonists, which recently became romantically involved.

    After having spent an undefined amount of time together our blue protagonist gets a job offer in the city and so him/her moves out while leaving our orange protagonist behind...

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    They, of course, stay in contact and this is where the "hardships of long-distance relationships" theme comes into the picture.

    As time goes on they find that things (feelings) don't translate well into text form...

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    Will you be able to "make it work"?

    Gameplay

    The puzzles themselves are very samey.

    You can, fold and turn the level in different directions which does spice things up a bit.

    The way this works is as follows, there will be obstacles in your path and by folding the level you can avoid them or create a path to the goal.

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    It is a noble concept but I feel that they could have tried to do more with it, at the same time maybe it's a good thing that mostly all you have to do is fold - since that mechanic is already hard to get a hang on.

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    In between levels you'll get these story sections where the main characters are texting each other, you can pick what message you want to send to the other character, this, however, doesn't seem to affect the story.

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    Music and sounds

    The soundtrack is nice and peaceful...

    I'd say it fits very well

    The sound effects are also pretty good.



    What I liked:

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    -The graphics are very nice and colorful
    -The way in which the folding mechanic blends with the game aesthetic is visually pleasing
    -You can choose the gender for both characters
    -Cute characters
    -Happy Ending

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    What I didn't like:

    -The puzzles themselves can be tedious to figure out and may interrupt the flow of the story if you get stuck - as the story itself happens in-between puzzles
    -Framedrops
    -Your actions don't affect the story

    Graphics: 9/10
    Music: 9/10
    Story: 8/10
    Gameplay: 7/10

    Overall: 8/10
     
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    Thanks for another great review, I get rather indecisive with the huge selection of games here to choose what next and reading these does help thought that out when i can't deciode.
     
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