A Fold Apart Reviews

A Fold Apart is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
4 / 5.0
Nov 20, 2020

Despite my disappointment with the ending message, everything else was so delightful about A Fold Apart that I had trouble finding fault with the title aside from that. Cute and colorful graphics with relaxing challenges made A Fold Apart a fun little puzzle game to tear through in one sitting, the mechanic utilized perfectly throughout.

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Liked
Sep 15, 2020

Paper puns aside, A Fold Apart is a pretty good game that is worth the time and money if you can look past the overly dramatic story. It is definitely one of the more unique games available right now and the puzzles are sure to keep you occupied!

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Jun 22, 2020

I would still recommend A Fold Apart for how much fun I had with its puzzles. Just don’t expect wonderful storytelling.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2020

As a whole, it was a beautifully presented experience in human relationships in a time where it’s easy to feel disconnected from each other, whether that’s due to physical distance or other less tangible barriers.

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Jun 3, 2020

A Fold Apart is a very brief puzzle game with some good and interesting ideas, but it ultimately falls short when trying to execute them.

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The Digital Fix
Posted by Siobhan Eardley
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2020

A Fold Apart is extremely sucessful in putting its message across, delivering a relatable and emotional insight into long-distance relationships. However there were certain aspects (mainly aesthetic) that could have been more polished.

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6 / 10
Jun 2, 2020

A Fold Apart ends before it manages to make the most of its genuinely unique puzzle mechanics. It feels like there should have been another chapter to the game, really diving into the ingenious mesh of puzzle elements that too often require little more than a few seconds of trial and error to solve. The story A Fold Apart tells is a powerful one, unfortunately undercut by the way it is delivered at times but a beautiful piano soundtrack and art style that’s deeper than it first appears helps it stick the landing.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

There's one thing I am really torn up about with this game. On one hand, I want more puzzles. They were challenging but not so tough that I ever found myself frustrated or searching the internet for answers. That said, I don't think that I would have enjoyed dragging out the story. It was already such an emotional rollercoaster, and stretching it out further would dishonor the struggle of these two characters. A Fold Apart is a near-perfect indie game and one every person with a beating heart should experience.

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7 / 10
May 27, 2020

A Fold Apart is a short, touching puzzler with a timely message at its heart.

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6 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

Unfortunately, taking into account the length of the game, and the lack of any replayability even the low price is too much for this indie game. Maybe an online coop would have justified it, but as it is A Fold Apart is a tremendous creative exercise, but way too short to offer a lasting experience.

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Unscored
May 11, 2020

Overall A Fold Apart is a job well done.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2020

A Fold Apart is a short but interesting game about long-distance relationships. It succeeds in delivering its message with creative and engaging gameplay mechanics about folding, rotating, and seeing the page from different perspectives. Its short playtime alongside some frustrating moments in the gameplay prevents this game from being perfect; nevertheless, it’s worth playing.

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8 / 10.0
May 1, 2020

A Fold Apart was a charming gaming experience with a story true to what being in a long-distance relationship can be like. I love its art style and graphics and its unique way of doing puzzles. I also loved the unexpected feature to choose the gender of your characters.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

A charming puzzler that makes up for some occasionally awkward design with a simple yet intensely personal and emotional narrative

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8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

A Fold Apart is a beautiful intersection of narrative storytelling and interesting gaming mechanic. Whether you enjoy solving puzzles, exploring emotional stories, or both, A Fold Apart is for you. Heck, if you are just looking for something good to play and don’t know what to grab next, prioritize A Fold Apart.

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Apr 27, 2020

A must-play, totally unique puzzle game.

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80 / 100
Apr 24, 2020

It may not have the flashiest or most exhilarating gameplay, but A Fold Apart achieves almost everything it sets out to do, which is to truly put you in the shoes of someone in love — and someone in pain.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2020

If you are looking for a unique puzzler, or want to connect with characters as you live through social distancing, then I would recommend you pick up A Fold Apart.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2020

Pair that with beautifully-crafted environments, vibrant colors, and a compelling story and you have a game that plays and looks great. If the performance was on point, this would have been one of the premier puzzle experiences in the first half of 2020. Still, A Fold Apart is one to pick up and play if you can look past the framerate issues.

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5 / 10
Apr 22, 2020

A Fold Apart goes on a sadly well populated pile of games that suffer from “good idea, poor execution”. The use of perspective gameplay gels well with an interesting idea for a story. But the gameplay is less than fun, and the story loudly and busily goes nowhere. Not quite up to scratch I’m afraid.

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