Review – A Tale of Paper

The emotional adventure of a newspaper boy who uses origami to make his creator’s dream come true. The Tale of Paper is an adventure on the 3D platform of a very small team from Barcelona during the Open House Games. Although he’s really beautiful and creative, I always thought I’d played him before. Maybe some limbo, maybe some little nightmares, but mostly a little clue. But I kept feeling like I’d never received an emotional message, an unknown secret or frightening like in those other games.

I’m a real boy!

In a very Pinocchio style, the story of the newspaper begins with your seemingly extraterrestrial origami doll coming to life in your liberated home. As you walk through each room, you’ll learn to master the game and how it works. You’ll also learn how to transform your paper hero into other Origami characters: a frog, an airplane or my childhood favorite, the crumpled Origami ball. With all their skills, you’ll solve puzzles and avoid cute traps like a random rumba or a puddle.

From the house to the sewers and spiders, through the adjoining roofs, your cute protagonist slowly escapes something? Where are you going? Honestly, I don’t know. This is where Paper Tale usually loses me. I never understand what I’m doing or why I’m doing it. I just know I am. Before I took off in a rocket, I never understood the emotions I had to feel. I know I must have an emotional feeling, but I don’t know what or why. Speaking of which, why on earth did I get on a rocket ship?

Even though I lost at the end of the game, I lost when it turned out it wasn’t the end of my paper fairy tale. No, The Tale of Paper continues for the new Origami doll, new frames and new Origami characters.

A pinch of limbo.

The biggest problem that can be associated with their story is the length of the game and the difficulty of determining the distance between the north and south platforms. As for the frustration of the platform, it would be uncomfortable to judge exactly where your character is compared to the depth of the platform on the screen. This has been a problem more than once.

For something that can’t last more than two hours, a paper fairy tale is short-lived. But he is also rightly appreciated for his experience. For me personally it’s a positive moment, because not every race should last 8-12 hours, let alone 30-50 hours. I like it. I don’t like it. It’s just nice to know your fairy tale can only be for one night. Even with the possibility to go back and start each chapter for collectors, I don’t see what more to do than clean up the trophies.

I’m going on a jet. I don’t know when I’ll be back.

Without a doubt, the Tale of Paper is beautiful, because the team has surpassed itself in terms of presentation and emotion. The steps are designed in such a way that the mechanics can be operated. No puzzle to touch the felt shoes won’t make you play a simple Origami character. The design of the levels has changed so much that it emphasizes a certain mechanics, so that nothing becomes too repetitive. The open house really showed a lot of patience and love for the game.

There is no dialogue, whether in conversation or not, instead of acting like a silent film. The ambient noise and the vague orchestral background music work well, but somehow I didn’t pick up much else. She’s not experimenting, but she’s not taking it off.

That’s not how I imagined the game.

I can’t say I didn’t like the paper story. In fact, I can say that I enjoyed my short experience. I don’t get it. I can’t understand why, I can’t understand where, I can’t understand who. It is a solid game that on paper is not as memorable as the previous one.

A beautiful and creative world with a lot of care and polishing. The game is reliable, but not safe. Highly creative tools used for maneuvers all over the world.
Nothing to say: a silent and silent dialogue, mainly ambient sounds on a subtle orchestral background. Apart from a few disappointing depth questions, the game is solid and remains interesting for two hours.
Phrase: 7.5

The paper fairy tale is now available on PS4 and PC.

Played on PS4.

A copy of Paper Tale has been provided by the publisher.

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