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  • Summary: Framed is an award winning narrative-puzzle game that plays like an animated comic book. Each page of the noir thriller presents a series of panels that depict an important action or event. Players change the order of these events, changing the outcome of the story. This results in a uniqueFramed is an award winning narrative-puzzle game that plays like an animated comic book. Each page of the noir thriller presents a series of panels that depict an important action or event. Players change the order of these events, changing the outcome of the story. This results in a unique interactive narrative, where every action is framed by the last, and the only thing tying the narrative vignettes together is the context the player carries in their mind. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 9, 2015
    95
    It's unique, fresh and makes you think. As weird as it may look, Framed is one of those milestones in mobile gaming, and one of those games you have to try.
  2. Nov 14, 2014
    90
    Framed offers a thoroughly entertaining puzzle adventure that will keep you glued to your iOS device making it a must buy.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    90
    A bright light in a increasingly dull genre, Framed is a puzzler with enough going for it that you can look past its little problems.
  4. Jan 7, 2015
    90
    Unless one of the puzzles absolutely stumps you, the credits will come before the 2-hour mark. That might be too soon for some, but what matters more is Framed is a game that never wears out its welcome, with every second a joy to play.
  5. Feb 1, 2015
    90
    Smart, innovative, well balanced and beautiful: Framed is a gorgeous debut for Loveshack, and easily one of the best games of the year on iOS.
  6. Dec 19, 2014
    80
    Essentially, FRAMED is even more Monument Valley than Monument Valley. It’s stylishly attractive and milks its central mechanic, but there isn’t all that much to milk. Rather than getting repetitive or losing focus, both games just end gracefully after a relatively brief, not very challenging, but unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
  7. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    70
    A very cool puzzle game, but one that relies a little too heavily on the inherent brilliance of its concept. [Issue#257, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    Just the mobile GOTY! All awards are well deserved. It is a moody, smart and innovate game. Some fresh air in the industry of gaming. I highlyJust the mobile GOTY! All awards are well deserved. It is a moody, smart and innovate game. Some fresh air in the industry of gaming. I highly recommend this game. Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2015
    10
    BEST IOS GAME EVER! no one ever played something like Framed before. the gameplay is entirely new and that's the most important reason thatBEST IOS GAME EVER! no one ever played something like Framed before. the gameplay is entirely new and that's the most important reason that you should buy it. Expand
  3. Jan 22, 2015
    9
    Framed is awesome! It has excellent gameplay, great rotoscoped graphics, and difficult puzzles. While short, this game is worth every dollar,Framed is awesome! It has excellent gameplay, great rotoscoped graphics, and difficult puzzles. While short, this game is worth every dollar, thanks to fantastic writing in terms of story. If you are looking for a fun experience to pass the time, Framed works great. Expand
  4. Jan 4, 2015
    7
    I really like this app! too bad Its so shortt .-. The money vs time range is a bit unbalanced. I played the whole game in less than 2 hoursI really like this app! too bad Its so shortt .-. The money vs time range is a bit unbalanced. I played the whole game in less than 2 hours .-. I WANT MOAR! Expand
  5. May 24, 2015
    7
    Framed has a novel idea and implements it pretty well, but after the 5th or 6th frame, the excitement dies off and it feels more like anyFramed has a novel idea and implements it pretty well, but after the 5th or 6th frame, the excitement dies off and it feels more like any other puzzler- luckily, the game doesn't overstay its welcome and its general aesthetics keep it from being dull. I enjoyed the atmosphere, art style, and music; I just wish there was a bit more variety of content. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2016
    5
    It's a brilliant idea, and looks good, but is way too expensive for such a short game. Puzzles aren't difficult. Finished it in one briefIt's a brilliant idea, and looks good, but is way too expensive for such a short game. Puzzles aren't difficult. Finished it in one brief sitting, then spent a while lamenting my lost $$. Expand
  7. Dec 7, 2015
    4
    This was a really great little game until it suddenly got 100x more difficult when it gets to the train station. You can see what needs to beThis was a really great little game until it suddenly got 100x more difficult when it gets to the train station. You can see what needs to be done, but it won't let you do it. I assume that there are some obscure rules as to how to go about it, which would be fine, but up to this point it has all been pretty simple and straightforward, but still fun, and now suddenly it becomes nearly impossible. I am so disappointed because I was really enjoying it until then. Maybe I will do and check the cheat sites to see if there is something I am missing. Nice little game ruined by lack of proper graduation of difficulty levels. Expand

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