Photographs Reviews (iPad)
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148apps (Apr 03, 2019)
In case I haven't driven this home enough, Photographs is an incredible game. It's moving, challenging, satisfying, atmospheric, and smart at every turn. Photographs feels and plays like a singular creative vision that's been distilled into a potent little puzzle game. You absolutely must play it.
Touch Arcade (Apr 03, 2019)
When I think about it, Photographs seems like it’s everything, narratively, that is lacking in 10000000 and You Must Build A Boat. Gone are the frenzied decisions, often thoughtless motions, replaced with a shorter game with arguably less replay, but a narrative and structure that will allow for it to linger in your mind longer than the other two. The term “video game" doesn’t feel right when Photographs is more than that: it truly is a haunting experience of human nature and compassion, depression and connection.
Metro.co.uk (Apr 08, 2019)
Emotive, melancholy, and thought provoking, Photographs creates a striking balance between game and story that will leave you considering its themes long after you’ve put away your phone.
Pocket Gamer UK (Apr 03, 2019)
Photographs is a genuinely unique puzzle adventure that deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
Polygon (Apr 08, 2019)
Photographs is short; each tale lasts about 30 minutes, but its impact is lasting. Each story explores how a simple decision, especially one made with the best intentions, can go wrong. It examines how circumstances can cloud our better judgment. Each story shows the painful consequences of trying too hard to be right. While I may never experience the same dire situations this game’s characters face, witnessing their tales as a third party taught me a valuable lesson. In dark moments, we may rush to the first solution that might fix it all. However, it may be helpful to step back from the situation and view it objectively, much like a photograph of someone else’s life. Given time, we may learn that the tough choice, not the most immediate choice, is the right one to make.
The Verge (Apr 07, 2019)
For most of the game, you’ll be wondering how these characters are all connected. Every story seems to exist in its own unique time and space. Some are set in the modern day, while others are rooted in fantasy. Thankfully, Photographs pulls all of these threads together in the final chapter, which wraps things up in a satisfying, albeit still tragic, way. By the end, you’ll be convinced that a puzzle game can indeed tell a story, and you might never look at sliding blocks quite the same way again.