The Framed Collection might be just another mobile port, but it is one that is right at home on the Switch. You might not spend that much time with the two games included, but you’ll enjoy every scene that you play.
Framed Collection is a welcome addition to the Switch eShop. If you've ever played them before there's no real reason to play them again on the Switch as there are only minor changes. For those who haven't, it's terrific fun while it lasts but you'll probably want to play it handheld. A terrific package.
Despite a couple of blemishes, The FRAMED Collection is a clever and stylish addition to the Switch library. Inevitably, it’s much smoother to play with touch controls, but it’s worth seeing the bold characters and more vibrant set pieces play out on a big TV. A couple of iffy puzzles and a fairly short run time for both games shouldn’t put you off too much, as there are some excellent ideas here and a refreshingly cool overall experience.
The Framed Collection is a beautiful experiment in interactivity. The heist-comic book premise permeates every inch of these games from puzzles to story to art. A few puzzles didn't quite land for me, but the tight pacing and variety in complexity kept me engaged until the end that came too soon.
I liked the base puzzle mechanic, which was why I bought the game. That didn’t disappoint. The music fit the genre and the sound effects didn’t get in the way, so it broke even there. I liked the art style as well—it was very ‘film noire’-y, even down to the character design.
And some puzzles were really good, but others were weaker. There was definitely a lack of variety, and the game is quite short. If the base mechanic had been utilized in a few other ways, with several more levels and a more fleshed out story, it would have been a bit better, but as it is it took me and my wife about three hours over two evenings—buy on sale.
SummaryRearrange the panels of an animated comic book to craft the story of a noir-styled spy adventure in the FRAMED Collection--a compilation of the multi-award winning puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2.