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  • Summary: Storyteller is a game about building stories. Start with a title, settings and characters and create a story that fits the story’s description. Play with stories of love, intrigue, crime, monsters, betrayal, and more.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 31, 2023
    Overall, Storyteller is one of the most pleasant, fun, cute, and exciting puzzle games I’ve recently played. It’s for the whole family to enjoy and solve together – I actually had to pretend my Switch was dead so my six-year-old twins would stop taking it from me. I’m sorry, girls! I truly enjoyed Storyteller and I can’t recommend it enough.
  2. Mar 22, 2023
    Storyteller is a unique experience, very original and fun, although the core idea ends up feeling a bit unexploited.
  3. Mar 27, 2023
    Storyteller feels like the perfect game to play over a few sittings with a cup of coffee in the morning. I enjoyed seeing how various scenes I tried putting together played out with lovely animations, but hoped to see more possibilities for solutions. In its current state, Storyteller is a short but great experience that I recommend to anyone wanting to experience something only possible through games. It also has been a joy to play in handheld mode on Switch. Storyteller is great, but it would definitely benefit from an expanded release that also sees a retail version on Switch.
  4. Mar 22, 2023
    Storyteller is a wonderful game that uses a simple mechanic in a clever way. Linking panels is addictive and due to this, you’ll want to peruse the pages and continue to the next chapter. Unfortunately, you’ll fly through and reach the end in no time at all. While there is no incentive to revisit the chapters, you’ll still thoroughly enjoy your first read-through of this charming telling tale.
  5. 70
    Storyteller makes the player a would-be narrator, with a focus on finding the correct story under the guise of narrative independence. It’s a polished experience that’s very interactive and easy to pick up. The levels pad the game’s length out nicely to create an experience that can be played in a single sitting if you don’t get stuck. It’s just a shame the replayability suffers when the player realises there isn’t room for agency in a prewritten story.
  6. Apr 5, 2023
    For those more than happy with a brief game with a singular-though-solid concept at its heart, Storyteller serves up a pleasant, though far from extraordinary, take on the art of narration. A premise, though novel in its approach and easy to grasp from the word go, that sadly stops short of anything radical or surprising to help this leap off its figurative pages. Even so, a familiarity in presentation that lasts right through to the end, short and to-the-point its offers may be, there’s a sufficient sense of delight to be found in the way Storyteller hones in on the allure of storytelling as a mechanic in of itself. Something that few puzzle games truly experiment with and apply from a gameplay standpoint, but one Storyteller, if nothing else, prides itself on and more importantly succeeds in showcasing.
  7. Mar 22, 2023
    One of the best feelings in puzzle games is that ‘Ah-ha!’ or ‘Ohhhh!’ moment when a solution that seems obvious but continually remains elusive, suddenly becomes evident. Storyteller has these moments, but altogether entirely too few of them. It tries so gallantly to keep that feeling, but it ultimately stumbles due to its short length, disappointing ending, and low difficulty. Still, there is enough charm to the game that some will seek to complete the stories that Storyteller wants to tell.

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  1. Mar 28, 2023
    it`s a creative and different game, it's a little short game but all the levels are interesting.
  2. Apr 28, 2023
    Summary: Very good game, the puzzles are amazing, I really enjoyed it, however for the price (£12), it was very short.

    I would’ve really
    Summary: Very good game, the puzzles are amazing, I really enjoyed it, however for the price (£12), it was very short.

    I would’ve really liked more puzzles, or a system where you could make your own prompts or solve other’s prompts that were made at the end of the game which could make up for its short gameplay time.

    The main issue with me is it’s price. I feel like its concept is very good, but because of how little there is and not much replayability, I have to give it a low rating.

    This game could work with larger families, having more than one person having a save on the switch.