VGChartz's Lee Mehr: "When considering the commonality of photo modes in modern games, the art of "mastering an image" is of increasing relevance today. Despite paring back in-game score sheets, Beasts of Maravilla Island still subtly encourages this through locales that are teeming with life. But this picture begins to lose its luster when no other interesting mechanics are included. The guided tour quickly becomes overbearing and the initial drive to document any magical wildlife never recovers. The camera seems to be working, but what picture is worth taking?"