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Mini Review: Inked: A Tale Of Love – A Beautifully Drawn Experience

Ink between worlds.

In the current era of impressive development tools and talented studios of all sizes, there can be download-only games that are just as eye-catching as big-budget contemporaries while having a focus on a small, carefully constructed experience. Inked: A Tale of Love is a good example of what can be achieved by small but talented creative teams, making a leap from Apple Arcade and providing a reminder of the lovely diversity to be found in the Switch eShop library.

Inked: A Tale of Love utilises a hand-drawn style not just for visual panache, but as a fundamental part of the story. You play a hero that at first tries to solve a mystery of suffering animals, and then embarks on a quest to save his true love. It’s smartly told with a narrator that’s more than they seem, along with some fourth wall-breaking for added effect. It’s a simple but carefully told story, with impressive beats that’ll make you think twice about some actions.

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