Where Cards Fall

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

25%

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Nov 1, 2021
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67 / 100
Nov 3, 2021

Where Cards Fall is a lovely puzzler that fails to capitalize on its innovative premise. While The Game Band nails the design, the gameplay experience is hindered by fiddly controls that mar the experience. Puzzles are enjoyable offering a suitable level of challenge but fail to deliver any truly memorable moments. Although the developer’s desire to tell a sympathetic narrative is clear, its delivery lacks the nuances required to engage the audience. Even though there’s an ace somewhere in the hole, several issues leave the game in the lurch.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2018

The Game Band did a great job with Where Cards Fall as it is a perfect amount of puzzle, but without a lot of frustration attached. The main gameplay mechanic of moving and adjusting a stack (or several stacks) of cards is clever, and beautifully thought through, and well-executed. It is a puzzle game that I highly recommend.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2021

While a fun puzzle platformer in terms of gameplay, Where Cards Fall's plot can become a bit of a chore, and it's controls leave more to be desired.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2021

Where Cards Fall is a worthwhile puzzle game that genre enthusiasts should definitely add to their gaming library. With clever mechanics, a lovely and slightly abstract setting, and well-done learning curve; it's quite a swell experience.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

Despite its simplicity, ease, brevity and limitations, Where Cards Fall is certainly an accessible and unique game when viewed from the point of view of its core mechanics based on building card houses. Thus, the title is recommended for anyone who wants a unique, meditative and casual space puzzle experience. But it doesn't suit the most demanding puzzle gamers for its low challenge and simplicity, and probably not even those hoping for a deeper narrative.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 16, 2021

Where Cards Fall has a uniquely interesting puzzle mechanic with a melancholy vibe that will please those who love to feel their way through a title. While the story is difficult to grasp, those who prefer puzzles over story won’t mind that too much, as the puzzles themselves are the driving force behind the game and more than make up for any perceived issues. If you’re looking for something familiar with a novel twist, play your cards right with Where Cards Fall.

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Liked
Nov 12, 2021

Where Cards Fall is a creative and lovingly made romp through the memories of young adulthood. It approached puzzle-platforming in a brilliantly whimsical way with art and music to match. The controls were frustrating here and there, but overall, I enjoyed my time with it.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2021

Where Cards Fall uses unique concepts to create a pleasant puzzle. The mechanic of expanding decks to create buildings is explored through interesting puzzles that are more complex than they seem. The controls and camera have issues, but it's possible to get around those. Besides that, the game is captivating thanks to its soft atmosphere and beautiful visuals. The narrative explores an universal theme, but it hinders the experience by being boring and sluggish. Overall, Where Cards Fall is creative and pleasant despite its imperfections.

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