Tell Me Your Story (Switch, PC)

A granddaughter is visiting her grandmother, and while unpacking, she sees some of her grandmother’s trinkets and asks about them.  Turns out in her younger days, her grandmother  travelled around the world and had lots of adventures and experiences!  Re-create her stories and put them in a scrapbook by playing little puzzle mini-games in Tell Me Your Story.  It’s available on Switch and PC, but reviewed on Switch here.

Simply move the cursor around and click on things with the button to play.  You’ll do each mini-game puzzle in succession.  Sometimes you might have to just click on the right things in order, and other times you might have to solve a puzzle.  Some of them remind me of the challenges you might find in a Professor Layton game.  If you get stuck, you can use a hint.  You have three hints to start, but if you use them all, you’ll have to play another mini-game to get three more.

The game uses no words, not even in the hints.  And that’s where I had problems.  The puzzles can be really vague and so are the hints.  I got stuck on one puzzle where you had to arrange the pictures on a tea cabinet correctly, but there was no way to know how to do it unless you used a hint.  But since it was just a picture, after I copied it, the puzzle still wouldn’t solve.  I looked at a video guide online and it showed them pulling the tassle on the cabinet and then sliding the door, but I couldn’t recreate that so I just gave up.  It’s a shame because I really like the sentiments and message of this game about spending time with your grandparents and listening to their stories.  But the game is just not executed very well.

Kid Factor:

Nothing violent or objectionable here.  Reading skill is helpful for the menu texts, but not necessary just to play.  Kid gamers may get frustrated and confused by the vague games and hints, though.  Tell Me Your Story is rated E for Everyone.

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