A few overly challenging puzzles and poor hint system can be ignored, but weak puzzle integration and a non-existent storyline dampen the desire to progress on. There are some entertaining puzzles to enjoy along the way, but since many of them merely replicate what’s been done time and time again, these aren’t enough to elevate the game above mediocrity. The biggest disappointment, however, is that of the four or five hours of gameplay offered here, the majority of your time will be spent scouring for tiny unseen objects, which stops being fun long before you’re done. And in this case, “done” consists of nothing more than dropping you off at the puzzle replay screen – there is no triumphant cinematic, no acknowledgement of success. Perhaps devoted casual game fans will have some tolerance for this type of hollow experience, but ultimately The Tiny Bang Story’s pieces just don’t add up to a fulfilling adventure in the end.