Frank and Drake Reviews
If you can look past the point & click mechanics which influence the game's poor pacing, there is a great story written in Frank and Drake. As you indulge in a thrilling conspiracy, you will come out of this game feeling an emotional obligation to its characters, and the will to find out the truth hidden in its multiple endings.
Despite its flaws, Frank and Drake manages to win over the player with its narrative complexity, unique rotoscopic style and excellent soundtrack. Suggested price
Frank and Drake has a few interesting story beats, but they never culminate in a truly compelling mystery.
A beautifully animated thought-provoking journey through the bowels of Oriole City. DualShockers was provided with a copy of the game for review purposes.
Frank and Drake has enough style, personality, and intrigue to keep players coming back for more, chasing every single permutation of the game's many choices.Frank and Drake
Frank and Drake is a unique narrative tale which is heavily influenced by the Gothic genre. The hand-drawn art style is mesmerizing and keeps your eyes glued to the intertwining tales of the two men. Cramming a bundle of interactivity into a relatively small game, each path you take will have you asking questions that are begging for answers. It isn't often I take the plunge to discover all endings to a branching narrative, but the excellent writing, eye-catching art and array of puzzles as well as a short run time feeds the urge to replay. This urge is then turned into a necessity upon seeing the endings play out, needing to unveil the mysteries plaguing Frank and Drake.
Although the story in the adventure puzzle game Frank and Drake takes a while to get going, it does eventually draw you in. There are several, non-linear paths to complete the game, allowing you to play through several times and explore all the options and elements. And the unique, rotoscoped animation looks great through each time.
Frank and Drake has been a pleasant, fun, emotional and highly recommended experience, a fair break from all the saturation of the AAAs and the monstrosity of their ambitious plans
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Rated M for Mature branching narrative adventure with a bit of supernatural twist
Frank and Drake is a beautiful-looking game that could have been great, but it's ultimately let down by obtuse puzzles and, most importantly, its incoherent story.
Frank and Drake is a unique example of indie gaming at its best, mixing great storytelling, unique artistry, and good puzzles in a delightful combination.
Frank and Drake is an exceptionally well-crafted game, and I was transfixed for almost the entire experience, uncovering the secrets and mysteries it held. The unique atmosphere conjured from the distinct visual styles and fantastic soundtrack is utterly amazing. If you want to kick back with a narrative full of intrigue, then this is definitely not a title to pass up.
Frank and Drake's artistic prowess shines to the extent that I was left wanting more. Its puzzles are very organic, for better or worse, yet it's the game's intertwined narrative that carries the experience.
Frank and Drake is a great adventure with a dense atmosphere and a story that motivates to have a look at its different endings.
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Sinister secrets begging to be uncovered and pieced together lurk beneath the surface, and with each playthrough, it’s even clearer to see this masterful tale’s endgame. Frank and Drake both have very complicated lives, and unraveling them, connecting the dots, and ultimately understanding their purpose in life is a thoughtful experience to witness.
Although it might seem hard to get used to at first sight, Frank and Drake are actually full of story-rich elements and likable characters that encapsulate the player into a flowing story and critical forward-thinking. With important choices, it is totally up to us to bring the story to an end. With more than 16 different endings, Frank and Drake emphasize how a small bit of wrongdoing can cause a lot of trouble or a tiny work of help can turn the world around.
"Frank and Drake" is a winning narrative adventure that will reward multiple playthroughs.
Aside from featuring the fantastic city of Baltimore and a wonderful rotoscoped style, there’s an intriguing story to enjoy here
Frank and Drake lures you in with its interesting rotoscoping animations, but fails to deliver on story and gameplay.
Frank and Drake is an awesome experience that delivers. Not only is it a feast for the eyes with some truly beautiful art and animation but the narrative and how it is delivered gets its hooks into you. It will really have you flex your cognitive might.