[Nintendo Switch] Inked - A Tale of Love Review
Inked – A Tale of Love from Pixmain and Somnium Games is a great-looking hand-drawn puzzle adventure. Learn more in our Inked – A Tale of Love review!
Inked – A Tale of Love from Pixmain and Somnium Games is a great-looking hand-drawn puzzle adventure. You will play as a nameless hero, a retired warrior, who will join Aiko, the love of her life, to escort her. It’s a tale with a look and feel inspired by Japanese folk tales, featuring a ballpoint pen art style that helps to make this one stand out on Nintendo Switch. A narrator will accompany you during this journey. He will talk a bit here and there about the action on the screen, and you’ll realize that he’s actually the artist drawing the world you’re exploring.
You will also notice a hand or two pop up to draw objects that you will be able to use to complete the puzzles you’ll run into. For example, you will come up to a pair of floor switches that you need to step on at the same time. Since you’re on your own, you’ll have to use the box that the artist draws into the scene and redraw it on top of one of the switches, so that you can step on top of the other one to lower a platform. Oh, and the artist is a bit clumsy, so it might end up dropping some objects or hitting the world around you, causing some issues.
You will move your character with the left analog stick, interacting with objects the A button. By doing this, you could push a box to cover a hole between platforms so that you can cross. You can cycle between objects with the B button, rotating an object with the L and R button to place it just right. You might need to grab a bridge, rotate it, and cross to the other side before grabbing the bridge again and rotating it once more. To redraw an object, press the Y button, move it to where you need it to be, and then press the Y button again.
You can explore with a magnifying glass by pressing the X button, so that you can find each collectible. Each chapter will have nine canvas paintings for you to find. Some are propped alongside the main path, while others are a bit more hidden and will require you to pay attention, since they might be . Once you collect all nine for each of the nine chapters in Inked – A Tale of Love, you will unlock three images in the Gallery per chapter. And no, the prologue does not have any hidden canvas, so don’t worry about it!
Inked – A Tale of Love is a great-looking hand-drawn puzzle adventure that you’ll enjoy on Nintendo Switch. Each new chapter introduces a new element as to not overwhelm players, so that there’s a gradual increase in the overall difficulty at a steady pace. You can finish the game in around 2 hours depending on how good you are with puzzles. Inked – A Tale of Love is out on Nintendo Switch with a $9.99 price.
This Inked – A Tale of Love review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Pixmain.