Review

Nintendo Switch – Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story #167

Even more looking through a phone but a bit tougher this time around…

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Another Lost Phone Laura’s Story – Nintendo Switch – Released: 4/26/18 – $5.99

Short Review (Review copy provided by Accidental Queens)

Pretty short review, this time around due to the game being another “you need to play for yourself” style. I would give this game a 7 out of 10!

Love this icon, nothing really much to say about it:

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Story

The game is mainly about Laura but isn’t as serious as the first game. While Laura is still an interesting person you will spend the bulk of your time piecing together who different people are. The story isn’t as deep as there is more of a focus on the puzzle aspect in this game than the story. I really wish they focused on the story since the first game’s draw was the mystery which isn’t as clear in this game. The story between Ben and Laura is does hit by the end but the build up wasn’t as strong as the first game. Ben is controlling which builds up to the end when you find out what he did to her. 

Gameplay

It is a collection of puzzles that string together until you finish the game. This game takes puzzles to the foreground as you are trying to figure out how you got the phone and who Laura is. I did find the puzzles in this game to be a bit tidiest compared to the first game. Trying to figure out who is who by looking through the phone takes a lot of time. Even the first puzzle which is trying to figure out the wifi password took me a bit. After that you need to find out who people are and listing their names in the application. After you finish these sections you are able to unlock more text messages and emails that clue you into the story. 

Personal Experience

This game was a bit rough around the edges. I still enjoyed Another Lost Phone but the puzzles really were a bit much. Sometimes adding a string of numbers to find out a password was a pain. The game is a bit longer this time around and took me around two hours to complete and I think even if you did try to speed through it, you will hit roadblocks. By the end of the game I was in a position where I didn’t feel as much for the Laura likely due to the never being in her position and I didn’t learn as much as I did for the first game, which I still highly recommend.

Final Thoughts

This is another game that you need to play for yourself as the story can easily be spoiled due to the short game length. You will focus mainly on the puzzle aspects of the game which is a bit of a shame since I would love to focus on the story. The puzzles are a bit drawn out compared to the first game which is my guess their attempt at prolonging the game. I don’t mind it but do wish they weren’t as in your face like the original. I would give this game a 7 out of 10! While Laura is an interesting character, I don’t feel as much of a connection with her and the puzzles needed to be a bit easier to focus on the story and looking through the phone.

My Gameplay Footage:

Will upload once I get back from vacation!

Trailer:

End Credits

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