"For anyone who just wants to play a game chock-full of fun and unusual puzzles while exploring a charming and nostalgia-inducing environment, A Short Tale provides plenty of entertainment for a few hours" -AdventureGamers
It’s been years since I lost Ben, so long yet it doesn’t seem long enough. I never thought I’d return here, to where everything started. Where everything ended.
Something’s calling me back to his room though; a presence I have not felt since…
Play as Jason as he explores his brother’s room from a new perspective. After wishing to be small again, to feel closer to his younger brother, Jason finds himself in a strange new world filled with larger than life furniture, troublesome obstacles, and less-than-helpful occupants.
• In game camera so you can take photos of all the clues you find. Less back tracking!
• Surprisingly large* world to explore, filled with puzzles to solve.
• Beautiful soundtrack perfectly suited to this bizarre world.
• Auto-save feature, never lose your progress again!
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*pun fully intended, naturally.
* Tweaked Balls of Light box hotspot size.
* Fixed crash people were experiencing if they tried to play the game with Tooltips enabled.
* Improvements to saving/loading.
* Misc fixes.
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Devious, Delightful, and worth the patience needed!
I love Glitch Games, having played all the Forever Lost series. If you liked those, you'll love this one. It's a room escape game, but oh so devilishly devious and clever, with lots of puzzles, and lots of things to do and find. But it's also fun to spend so much time in such a bright, colorful room, with lovely relaxing music.
You must have patience, and you must THINK in order to solve this game! These are the kind of puzzles where you just can't figure something out, then the lightbulb goes on, and you slap your forehead, wondering how you could have missed such a simple solution! What a rush, when you finally figure something out.
I must say that this game is in my list of Top 5 adventure/escape games. And at such a reasonable price. Thank you, Glitch Games! More, please!!
All Glitch games are exceptional and I hope there’s a lot more to come! I found this game to be wildly addicting and clever but also a bit frustrating. This is the third one I’ve done without using hints and it was definitely challenging. I loved being able to mix up a solution, and the graphics of that transition were really cool and realistic. The creativity and cleverness are so delightful, thanks again Glitch guys! I also enjoy the creepy themes of all the games, but this one I can play with my kids so that’s pretty fun. My 2 year old is a big fan of the surprise spider :) I felt a bit frustrated with this one since there was more delayed gratification, especially toward the end. Going through a long convoluted puzzle thinking your gonna get a reward at the end and then... nothing...AAaahhh! It started to get me down after a while. I almost gave up at the end bc of another review saying the game was glitching at the end when really they didn’t finish the last puzzle. I restarted the game, played it all over again and realized... Ahaha! So don’t be a dummy like me and listen to that guy, lol.
Could be better
Most of the puzzles were quite decent, the camera feature is helpful (as in Forever Lost, a better title), and I wanted to like this one a bit better than I ended up doing.... but the super laggy navigation and laggy/clunky interactions are off-putting. This lagginess makes it harder to solve puzzles (eg if I navigated out of the conversation too early with the vacuum, it wouldn’t move like it was supposed to, which was annoying to figure out). It makes talking with the toys frustrating because I would click to go to the next bit of dialogue (I read very fast) and then it would accidentally skip stuff, or it would just plain take too long and make the interaction confusing (eg 8 ball). The laggy movement made me double or triple tap sometimes and it would jump me to an unexpected part of the room. For the price, the game length (short as advertised) plus laggy game play are unacceptable. (I’m running iPhone 6s+ and iOS 12.) Some of the puzzles were a bit fussy as well, although not quite so badly it was a deal breaker, but I wouldn’t have been as quick to consult a walkthrough if the navigation / interactions were smoother.
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