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  • Summary: The FRAMED Collection is a new compilation of the critically-acclaimed, multi-award winning noir puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2. Rearrange the panels of an animated comic book to craft the story of a noir-styled spy adventure. Presented in an extensive series of visual puzzles, requiringThe FRAMED Collection is a new compilation of the critically-acclaimed, multi-award winning noir puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2. Rearrange the panels of an animated comic book to craft the story of a noir-styled spy adventure. Presented in an extensive series of visual puzzles, requiring logic and imagination, each panel move changes the current narrative, leading to all kinds of comedic blunders, untimely deaths, and--when solved correctly--stylish heists, fast getaways and nail-biting escapades. The FRAMED Collection for Switch includes a completely updated UI, but retains the intuitive tactile controls of FRAMED and FRAMED 2. Perfectly suited for the portable play that the Switch is renowned for, the puzzle format of the FRAMED Collection can turn a quick train trip into a pleasurable escape, or a night away on holiday into an adventure. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 6, 2018
    90
    A great little pair of puzzle games here. Nothing new for owners of the iOS and Android versions, but if you don’t already have them, this is definitely worth a play.
  2. Jul 5, 2018
    90
    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.
  3. May 30, 2018
    82
    Framed Collection is really charismatic thanks to its unique puzzles and exquisite presentation. Although its duration and price can repel certain players.
  4. 80
    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.
  5. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    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.
  6. Jun 12, 2018
    76
    Gameplay is a bit on the short side but it is still a great game to pick up and play while you are travelling or on holiday. It will really make you sit and think because the majority of the puzzles are not easy but you will feel a sense of accomplishment when you finally solve them.
  7. May 17, 2018
    70
    If you've already played Framed 1 and 2 on mobile there's not much reason to come back, but if you haven't these are the best versions of the unique and enduring puzzle games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 19, 2018
    9
    I like the idea of this comics-like game. Once I finished the frame I wanted to know what's on the next one.
  2. Jan 23, 2020
    8
    A delightful puzzler in three chapters with novel comics-inspired game mechanics. Keeping this on my "replay later" list.
  3. Sep 12, 2020
    6
    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 effectsI 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.
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  4. Sep 1, 2018
    5
    OK game but a bit lazy on the variety and challenge of some puzzles. Gorogoa does this in a far far better way.