Behind the Frame: The First Scenery from Akupara Games, Akatsuki Taiwan, and Silver Lining Studio is a charming and colorful adventure on PS4. Check our Behind the Frame: The First Scenery review!
Behind the Frame: The First Scenery from Akupara Games, Akatsuki Taiwan, and Silver Lining Studio is a charming and colorful adventure on PS4. You’ll be taking on the role of an aspiring artist who has almost completed the final piece of her gallery submission. It’s a very chill experience you can take on at your own pace. You’ll need to find the colors that are missing in your art by completing some puzzles along the way. The game has a very Studio Ghibli vibe to it, which is certainly a good thing!
You’ll paint and draw by pressing the X button with the selected paint, and you can then move the paintbrush around with the left analog stick. You could also use the Touchpad on the DualShock if you want to. During the point and click segments, you’ll be able to look around each room with the right analog stick as you move a cursor around the screen and interact with objects and characters by pressing the X button. Once again, you have the option of using the Touchpad to control the cursor on the screen.
As you progress through the game’s story, you’ll start your day by making breakfast and preparing a delicious cup of coffee to get the energy going for each long day. Every painting has a story to tell, and you’ll learn more about the artist, as well as about her neighbor from the building across from hers. Oh, and you’ll also learn more about his cat! The game’s hand-animated world will come to life as you explore each section of your apartment… before venturing outside, where a couple of interesting twists await you!
The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy to unlock. The list includes 3 Bronze trophies, 8 Silver trophies, and 8 Gold trophies. Most of the trophies will unlock as you progress through the game’s chapters, but there are a handful of trophies tied to specific actions that you might end up missing. The good news is that the game has a chapter select feature, so you can do some cleanup after you complete Behind the Frame: The First Scenery.
Behind the Frame: The First Scenery is a charming and colorful adventure that you can play at your own pace. It’s a short journey that you can end up completing in an hour or so, and once you do, you’ll unlock a bonus story segment that I won’t spoil here since talking about any of the story twists would end up ruining your experience. Behind the Frame: The First Scenery is out on PlayStation 4 with a $12.99 asking price.
This Behind the Frame review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Akupara Games.