Photographs - Puzzle Stories Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

"Have you ever made a mistake, or hurt people you care about?" Asks the Photographs trailer. It's a puzzle game that aims much higher than to distract you while on the way to work.

By investigating polaroid photos from the lives of different characters in the game. In each you trigger a number of different puzzles to solve that advance the lives of these five different people: Olympic swimmer, botanist, reporter, settler and time-travelling wizard. Each life evolves as a miniature diorama where you zoom in, search for and photograph clues, and solve puzzles to move things forward.

But things don’t go to plan, in heartbreaking and sometimes shocking ways. By the end of the game, you are deeply connected to each person and have to make a near-impossible decision between which of the tragic endings to change for the better. The decision you have to make is hard because you’ve got to know each person’s family and life. How do you choose which of your friends to save, when you’ve been a part of their downfall?

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 03/04/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @LucaRedwood

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. It takes about 45 minutes to play each of the five stories in the game, and 10 minutes to play the epilogue. Total time will vary but most will complete within 4 hours.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 18 for extreme violence.

Rated ESRB TEEN with violence and blood.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Photographs - Puzzle Stories Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@LucaRedwood) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.


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