Do you know how they say “a picture is worth a thousand words”? Well, that certainly rings true here. We’re introduced to a young lady trying to make it as a female artist. She’s been putting in the time and effort to realize her dreams and we pick this game up where she’s on the brink of realizing her dreams into reality.
It all comes down to one last submission to the New York exhibit. Knowing everything is on the line and her dreams within touching distance, the main character spends countless hours trying to make this final submission a masterpiece.
Set around an enigmatic character chasing her artistic dreams as she gently strokes her blank canvass, she recalls an unforgettable encounter with a man mysteriously called J. As the story progresses, so does J’s – he quickly becomes a mainstay. Throughout each of the six chapters in this enthralling juggernaut, you uncover clues and solve puzzles that are dotted around the girl’s quaint house.
If you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss a clue and ergo won’t be able to solve all the puzzles, so make sure you’re tuned in for the entirety of the game! A spectacular way to engage its audience, you’ll find yourself keenly awaiting puzzle after puzzle. The puzzle’s difficulty levels range from easy through to hard.
The most challenging puzzle to figure out could well be the one where you’re required to paint specific missing spots on pictures. This isn’t one of those games where if you complete an input willy-nilly the game will correct you. Oh no. You have to get it right in order to progress to the next level.
In the bottom right-hand corner of the screen is where you’ll find your sketchbook, which you’ll most certainly need. Pay close attention to the clues you’ve found so far, including all colors, and if you do, you’ll be able to make decent progress.
And if you’re not a keyboard warrior, you’re in luck because the vast majority of this game will be controlled by your mouse.
The ending is predictable especially and if you complete all six chapters, you’ll see the character unveil her masterpiece. Although technically it is a game, if you’re keen you can complete it within an hour so it feels more like an interactive story. Nevertheless, it’s interactive and absorbing and from a game, what more can you ask for?