[PlayStation 4] A Tale Of Paper Review
A Tale of Paper from Open House Games is a charming and fun 3D puzzle platformer on PlayStation 4. Learn more about it in our A Tale of Paper review!
In A Tale of Paper from Spanish indie studio Open House Games, you’ll be taking on a charming and fun 3D puzzle platformer. For this short but fun journey, you’ll be controlling a paper figure who is brought to life by a mysterious energy. You’ll find yourself in the middle of a room, with no idea of where that energy sphere came from or why it has given Line – that’s the character’s name – was chosen for this. Your first objective will be to find a way out of the room you’re in so that you can search for a key to open a lock.
You’ll be moving this character with the left analog stick, running by pressing and holding down the L1 button. The X button will be for jumping, and you’ll also get to interact with things with the R1 button. You’ll have the ability to change your shape with the power of origami by inspecting the different manuals you can find, which will allow you to switch into new things by pressing the Square, Triangle, or Circle button. First up will be a frog, which allows you to jump higher and further, but will make it impossible for you to walk or run. Later on, you’ll be able to turn into a ball of crumpled paper, which will be used for puzzle solving and for one particular trophy – more on trophies in a bit.
The first enemy you’ll run into in this adventure will be the deadly Roomba! Since you’re a paper figure, you can imagine how a Roomba sucking you would be bad news. You also need to be aware of hazards that pose great danger to your paper physique. Water is a big no-no since if you get wet… you’ll be destroyed! Luckily the game has a very generous checkpoint system that will allow you to quickly respawn so that you can give it another go. This will be very helpful once you run into a specific segment during which a rather large spider will be chasing you!
A Tale of Paper features a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for your collection. On top of this, the good news for trophy hunters is that A Tale of Paper also features a chapter select option, which means that if you end up missing a collectible, you can always go back to that chapter to get it without having to play the entire game. There are trophies for progressing through the game’s story segments, for finding every collectible, as well as miscellaneous trophies for dying seven times in the sewers chapter, dying ten times during the spider chase sequence, or for riding a Roomba for ten seconds without falling.
A Tale of Paper is a short and fun 3D puzzle platformer with easy to understand gameplay mechanics. You’ll be able to complete it in a couple of hours at most, with some extra time needed for cleaning up any trophies you might have missed along the way – such as the one for completing the spider chase without dying. It’s out on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 asking price.
This A Tale of Paper review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.