With its creative use and interaction with modern art, it provides quite a unique experience
While you may have heard the statement that games can be art (and I would hope you agree with that sentiment whole-heartedly), in an interesting twist Please, Touch the Artwork has managed to prove that art can be a game… at least to some degree. This puzzler is a handheld, touchscreen-only affair, and while I’m usually not keen on a lack of controller support in this case it feels appropriate as a stick-driven mouse pointer likely would have been quite clunky. Exploring a few different modern art styles, and turning your interactions with each piece into a sort of puzzle, the game actually does a pretty impressive job of nudging you to figure out their nature with a bit of trial and error experimentation. The fact that it all generally feels quite intuitive is a feat, even if in truth that’s also because most of it stays simple in principle. This was a real surprise of a title, providing an experience that was both visually and intellectually stimulating in an unexpected way.
Justin Nation, Score: