While clearly aiming to tell an interesting tale of heritage with some flourishes, its technical woes drag it down
Apre Lapli is one of those titles where you get the sense of it being an earnest effort on the part of the developer but it doesn’t quite come together. While the voice work and the stories it tells are at least decent, the visual presentation has challenges beyond it simply having a very dated look. Worse, even though I don’t tend to be a fan of things that bill themselves as games that have very limited gameplay, in this case what you’re given to work with is so limited (and a bit wonky) that it gets in the way of the enjoyment of the story more often than it enhances it. If you can overlook its numerous issues there are elements of an overall experience here that are very different from the norm, which is admirable, but it just really never comes together being dogged by too many quirks and outright issues.
Justin Nation, Score: