A Tale of Paper

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Mar 3, 2021

A Tale of Paper is a great concept with an excellent presentation that's slightly ruined by some poor platforming design. If you're willing to stick it out though, you'll be rewarded with a gorgeous world to explore and an equally captivating score.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2020

A Tale of Paper is a short game that deals in powerful emotions; during its couple of hours, it takes the player on a journey where you'll go from panicked platforming to staring wistfully at a sunset in a matter of minutes. With a beautifully crafted world from start to finish, A Tale of Paper is a game you'll remember.

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94 / 100
Oct 30, 2020

Based on the identity of the mechanics and proposals of other indie titles, A Tale of Paper is a game that stands out for the way it makes the best of this segment without the famous tributes to great titles of the past. In order to promote an experience focused on human sensations, technical factors such as graphics and soundtrack stand out to sharpen the senses, allowing a reflection on what it is to love and the search for the self.

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Nov 4, 2020

Its clunky platforming can sure be frustrating but A Tale of Paper still provides a memorable and captivating adventure.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2021

All in all A Tale of Paper isn’t a bad game. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t give itself enough time for the negatives to get drowned out by the positives. Small items such as the fixed camera, loose controls, and forcing the collection of items to reveal the main story, really stand tall when there’s nothing on the opposite end of the spectrum to contrast with. If it had it given itself another hour or so, I would’ve easily given it an 8. However, at 90 minutes and no reason to replay it, I would wait for this to be on sale before picking it up unless you are a sucker for these types of platformers. However, if you honestly can’t resist this genre, you probably won’t be disappointed here.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2020

A Tale of Paper is one of those games that do not leave you indifferent. You may not like it, it may seem easy to you; but it cannot be denied that it awakens feelings. This is reflected in the bonds that the player creates with the little origami doll, which are strengthened meanwhile he is trying to find its way. Open House has done a wonderful job in the narrative field to make us experience different emotions, only through images gracefully accompanied by the astonishing music. They have made a bond with us through a deep story and a playful character. Pressing the buttons of a remote controller, they have made us sigh deeply and wish it does not end.

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85 / 100
Nov 7, 2020

One of the surprises of this year, a very complete development that offers us an emotional journey

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2020

I can’t say that I disliked A Tale of Paper. In fact, I can very much say that I enjoyed my short experience. I just didn’t get it. I didn’t get the why, I didn’t get the where, I didn’t get the who. It is a solid game that, on paper, just isn’t as memorable as those that have come before it.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2020

Ultimately, it’s a shame that A Tale of Paper doesn’t achieve greater heights. It has the components to be a great game, but the final product just isn’t. The well developed environments and catchy melodies don’t do enough to save the game from the rest of its downfalls.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2020

A Tale of Paper explores the depths and meanings of human life in a subtle way through a sweet and loving story with an empathetic and passionate character who sees himself in the form of origami to present creative and original mechanics. The atmosphere and the minimalist soundtrack expands a narrative for a stunning visual Paradise. Although brief and superficial, this paper trip is still satisfying. Unfortunately the erasures exposed in its playable structure are almost incorrigible and put the title in an adverse situation. It is a simple journey, without many challenges and with problematic physics, but it has the power to bring light through the darkness.

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