Aside from featuring the fantastic city of Baltimore and a wonderful rotoscoped style, there’s an intriguing story to enjoy here
I always appreciate experiences that surprise me, and on that level I found Frank and Drake to be quite satisfying. First, having grown up around Baltimore, I was immediately taken in by the overall look and sense of place in the game. It simply looks superb. Second, Frank and Drake are very different and interesting characters, and though they only interact through Post-It Notes left for one another there’s a certain rapport they share which is just quite different. Third, though perhaps not all of its puzzles are as well crafted as the others, they generally feel well-placed in the game and break things up nicely on a periodic basis. Finally, once you get properly rolling the mix of weight to the choices you make and some unexpectedly supernatural elements distinguish the experience as quite a unique one in the space. If you enjoy well-written characters and have been searching for something a bit less run-of-the-mill than your average story-driven experience you can definitely find it here.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.1]