A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Tapping/swiping makes random things happen; triggers often obscure.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
In the spirit of games like Journey and Flower, this little app lets you immerse yourself in a colorful, lyrical world where anything can happen, but its meaning is very obscure. There's no story to follow, no missions to complete, no enemies to kill, no points to rack up; just you and screens full of candy-colored items waiting to transform. This can be frustrating if you're the kind of person who likes knowing your objective and wants concrete evidence of winning. This is exploration for the sheer fun of it, like walking through an ever-changing dream full of weird associations and not trying to make sense of it but just going along for the ride. For some, that might mean Vignettes isn't worth paying for, especially with the wide range of mission-specific, content-heavy freemium games out there. Those looking for a simpler interactive experience though, one without noise, violence, competitiveness, or a constant push to buy things, will likely enjoy taking advantage of this app's poetic, low-key flow.
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