A Juggler's Tale

kaleidoscube, Mixtvision

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
71
Top Critic Average
72%
Critics Recommend
Based on 25 critic reviews
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A Juggler's Tale

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox Series X/SSep 29, 2021
PlayStation 5Sep 29, 2021
Xbox OneSep 29, 2021
PlayStation 4Sep 29, 2021
Nintendo SwitchSep 29, 2021
PCSep 29, 2021
Google StadiaSep 29, 2021

Developer: kaleidoscube

Publisher: Mixtvision

Genres: Platformer, Puzzle

A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands. FEATURES • Make use of the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, cross raging rivers, sneak through bandit camps and make it past dangerous traps to find freedom. • Explore a beautiful and grim world, inspired by the tone and mood of traditional fairy tales. • Live through an intense story of hope and empowerment, while listening to folk-inspired music and the narrator’s ever-present charismatic voice. • Find out what it takes to truly break free from all strings attached. STORY "Ladies and Gentlemen! Come in, come in! In the mood for a story, are we?" Abby is an artiste held captive at a circus: She spends her days entertaining the audience and her nights in a cage, longing for freedom. One day, she escapes the circus and gets to explore a mystical world. Alas, freedom comes at a cost and Abby soon finds herself dragged into the dangers this world has to offer: In a war-torn, medieval fairy tale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat Tonda, Abby has to cross raging rivers, make it through bandit camps and around traps. Her adventure is always accompanied by the lyrical rhymes of puppet master Jack, who tells her story while holding the strings of his puppets firmly in his ever-helpful hands. Who can Abby trust? Can she find a way to truly break free? Despite dangling from her threads, will Abby learn that she can still influence her destiny? "Abby, Abby... Don't you see, the threads holding you up – also hold you back."

A Juggler's Tale Critic Reviews

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A charming puzzle platformer which makes great use of its puppet show concept but falls short in longevity.

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A Juggler's Tale is a good, if short, puzzle platformer with an enjoyable narrated story. Bugs do need ironing out even as rare as they are, but if you're a looking for something to occupy you for a couple of hours, A Juggler's Tale is worth giving a go for fans of the genre.

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If it all proves too much, at least many of the vistas and scenes will soothe your mood with lovely visuals — especially as the sun sets. They don't quite look photo-realistic; there's a dash of flair and care that makes for a very pretty little title. It won't set the world on fire, but A Juggler's Tale has a pleasing aura that may resonate with folk who know what they're getting themselves in for.

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A Juggler's Tale drops the ball some with its design, but puts on a worthwhile show due to its presentation and story.

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