BuklyPix's Yesterday is a refreshing change from many adventure of the games that are written for the modern tablet PC.. Unlike it's competitors, such as the Mystery Case File Games, it is actually an adventure game. Players are not treated to any hidden object scenes. The user needs to pick up objects he finds in the game, but they allow him to interact with the environment. It is a rare hidden object game that can claim this.
Other critics have suggested that Yesterday screens make it look like the user is in a painting but this does not seem to be an accurate description. Game screens look like they came out of a comic book. Art snobs may denigrate the comic book as an art-form, but the snobs sneering at comic books and video games need to take a look at more recent offerings in both genres. Yesterday's artwork is excellent.
BulkyPix dedicated Yesterday to the Children of Don Quixote, a non-governmental organization that aids homeless children. Developers included a hint feature. Hints recharges after every ten actions, and can help the play when he is stuck..
Yesterday fails on a number of key points. The plot comes straight from a comic book, but it is not very creative. People whoa re more familiar with ceremonial magic, Anton LaVay's philosophy, and Medieval alchemy may be able to spot errors more quickly.
The plot may not be original, but that can be forgiven. What is annoying is the non-linear storytelling. While this may be a good idea if the events that take place in the past could affect the later outcome of the game, this is not the case. The puzzles that solve in the past have no impact on the game, other than making it long. The multiple endings that Yesterday offers are determined by a choice given to a player at the end of the game.
Yesterday's flaws, except for the problem with non-linear story telling that does not affect the outcome, are minor. Someone who wants to sit down an actual adventure game, it is one of the better offerings on the Google Play market.