A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player.
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Let's start with this: This game is dealing with an incredibly important subject matter and it handles it with great care and gentleness. I did really appreciate it for just that, there's so much empathy and love stored in this one.
Unfortunately, it is extremely underdeveloped. A predicable, shallow plot mixed with a short playtime. Interesting gameplay that is never really utilized, simple puzzles that left me unsatisfied.
All in all, A Normal Lost Phone is the very example of a game with so much potential and little payoff. It doesn't concern itself with details at all, instead focuses on just the basics of its own narrative.
I've read that it still means so much to many people and I get why. I'm sad to say that it didn't really leave any profound impression on me, even though I might have a lot in common with the protagonist.
It turned out the game was not originally developed in English, which explains why the dialogue feels unnatural at times. I feel like I've seen quite a few games like this over the past decade. It takes a lot more to standout among games with similar theme in these days. The name of the developer gave out the mystery of the game.