Lost Words: Beyond the Page
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A rare Stadia exclusive presents a simple, touching story, matched by mechanics that are a touch too slight.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page tells a tender, emotional tale, but you'll find yourself wading through the fantastical and mechanical elements of its secondary one in order to reach its conclusion.
Sketchbook Games' narrative platform/puzzler is appropriate for all ages, but that doesn't stop it from going to some surprisingly dark places. Though the platforming and light puzzle solving are enjoyable (if none too challenging), the story and artwork are the stars of the show. Impatient players might want to stay away, but for those interested in a life affirming story about overcoming obstacles and learning to deal with regrets, Lost Words is a beautiful experience.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a beautiful game, with a touching and meaningful plot, engaging gameplay and gorgeous visuals. A few technical glitches cannot stop this brilliant game.
Lost Words is a touching tale with exceptionally grounded writing, but be ready to go through a middling execution in order to get the best out of it.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Perhaps I was just extra-emotional while playing, but few games have had the impact on me that Lost Words: Beyond The Page has.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a fresh experience when you look at its narration, gameplay and story. It's visually beautiful and combines two stories in a very creative manner. It also depicts the creative process very well. But every story needs a good editor - there are some annoying mistakes in the German translation and some mechanics don't work as intended. Also, the game doesn't seem to be too optimized for the powerful Stadia platform. Google's acquired a good game as a timed exclusive, however, time for polishing was obviously missing.
Review in German | Read full review