Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery Image
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  • Summary: Guide brush strokes and solve a variety of puzzles to help an aspiring artist complete her masterpiece amid her brusque neighbor's gaze and his pesky cat. As her painting starts to take shape, uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments.Guide brush strokes and solve a variety of puzzles to help an aspiring artist complete her masterpiece amid her brusque neighbor's gaze and his pesky cat. As her painting starts to take shape, uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments.

    Behind the Frame is a vivid, interactive fiction about an aspiring artist on the cusp of finishing the final piece of her gallery submission.

    A relaxing, eloquent experience that can be played at any pace. Become immersed in a panoramic world filled with resplendent colors, beautiful hand-animated visuals, and a smooth, easy-listening soundtrack.

    As a passionate artist, seek the missing colors that will bring your paintings to life - all while remembering to take the occasional coffee and breakfast breaks that keep you going. There is more than what meets the eye, for every painting has a story to tell.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 26, 2021
    85
    Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery is certainly a beautiful game. From its vibrant and chill atmosphere to the gameplay, I enjoyed every moment of it, which left me surprised by its short runtime. The music across all six chapters and the engaging story that sits behind every puzzle flow naturally together providing a seamless experience. For a laidback and whimsical game, Behind the Frame can bring out the artist in all of us.
  2. Aug 23, 2021
    80
    Behind the Frame The finest Scenery is a bonsai adventure game that ends in an hour or so, whose brevity does not bother at all.
  3. Sep 5, 2021
    80
    Behind the Frame is a subtle and evocative tale that explores the lives of two artists, their relationship and what inspires them to create. The short experience is made memorable by the high-quality animations and the mood setting melodies. Puzzles may be easy, but it’s clear they are intended to be vectors to experience the story, rather than hindrances. A perfect game to unwind with your drink of choice and get lost in.
  4. Aug 23, 2021
    70
    Behind The Frame: The Perfect Scenery offers a beautiful blend of Ghibli-inspired visuals and light puzzling that uses a unique storytelling technique to deliver a touching tale of love. While the gameplay is a bit basic, this one is perfect for a rainy afternoon inside or a way to wind down after a long day at work.
  5. Aug 28, 2021
    70
    Behind the Frame is one of those games that you can imagine playing by the fire on a rainy evening. For the general public, this highly accessible interactive cartoon is proving to be as sweet as it is relaxing, carried by lovely visuals and absolutely exquisite music. A touching tale to which the short duration as well as the puzzles and writing on the surface are nevertheless lacking.
  6. Aug 26, 2021
    70
    An beautiful experience, but far too short. We don't have anything against short games, but the length of this one is frustrating. There was much more to tell.
  7. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    50
    For a game about painting, Behind the Frame surprisingly lacks creativity. [11/2021, p.69]

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  1. Sep 21, 2021
    10
    This game is beautiful. Its a short story based with fun riddles, with beautiful music. Its very emotional and artistic, i really enjoyed it aThis game is beautiful. Its a short story based with fun riddles, with beautiful music. Its very emotional and artistic, i really enjoyed it a lot and i would love to have more short experiences like this. Its also a very good game to introduce people to video games. Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2021
    5
    The best thing about it is that the art style reminds me of Miyazaki movies. It is a pretty pleasant way to spend a saturday morning.