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FRAMED Collection

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

70%

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General Information

Available on:PCMay 17, 2018
Nintendo SwitchMay 17, 2018

Developer: Loveshack Entertainment

Publisher: Surprise Attack

Genre: Puzzle

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 Nintendo 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 Nintendo 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. THE COMPLETE FRAMED EXPERIENCE The FRAMED Collection is a new compilation of the award-winning, noir puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2. Escape effortlessly into the stylish, pulp-noir spy world of FRAMED, before delving deeper with the more challenging prequel FRAMED 2. SIMPLE, BUT UNIQUELY CLEVER PUZZLE DESIGN Select animated comic panels and move them around using your logic skills and your imagination to craft the best outcome. Getting the story ‘wrong’ is as much part of the experience as getting it ‘right’, with every rearrangement telling a different, satisfying--and sometimes very comedic--story. HAND-CRAFTED NOIR ART AND ANIMATION From the first frame to the last, the FRAMED collection oozes with stylish, noir, award-winning art and animation. Unique, hand-drawn silhouetted characters, incredibly fluid animations, and beautiful, mysterious settings all bring the FRAMED world to life with a wink of mischievous personality. MULTI-AWARD WINNING, GENRE-BENDING DESIGN FRAMED Collection features a fusion of unique game mechanics and clever narrative puzzles that bend genres and constantly deliver a satisfying experience with every panel arrangement. A winner of multiple game awards, and a finalist of IGF 2015’s ‘Excellence in Design’ Award, Hideo Kojima named FRAMED his Game of the Year in 2014--“without any doubt”. AN ALL-ORIGINAL LIVE JAZZ SOUNDTRACK Featuring live jazz performances fused with modern themes and funky beats, the soundtracks to FRAMED and FRAMED 2 are as mesmerising as they are evocative, setting the mood and upping the mystery-laden tension.

FRAMED Collection Reviews

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Unique smartphone games Framed and Framed 2 are now together in one place and offer some fun, clever puzzles.

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If you're a fan of noir thrillers, puzzle games or just creatively presented ideas, you're bound to find something you'll enjoy here. It also won't require a massive time investment, which is always a plus.

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A pocket-sized noir adventure filled with genuine charm and challenge that doesn't really feel all that comfortable on console.

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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. If you've never played them before and you like puzzle games with a dash of charisma, you should definitely check them out. Hideo Kojima can't be wrong, right?

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