Jamie Briggs, Analog Addiction: "A Bird Story is reminiscent of classic Pixar short films, avoiding dialogue and text to provide exposition. Instead it relies heavily on a visual experience in order to get an emotional reaction from the player. Players are not subjected to walls of text or long expositional cut scenes in order to follow the simple story, we are thrust into the world of an unnamed character and follow their story throughout an interactive section of their lives. In this sense, A Bird Story isn’t as much a game, as it is an interactive experience with slight gaming elements.
If the above focus on an emotional story intrigued, A Bird Story may very well be a memorable adventure. If however the idea of an interactive experience with very little gameplay doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, then A Bird Story isn’t the game for you. Though these two statements may sound broad they are easily the defining factor as to whether or not you find enjoyment from A Bird Story. These aspects are A Bird Story greatest positive, but also its biggest drawback."