Her Story - Game of the Week
“Her Story is the new game from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A woman is interviewed seven times by the police. Search the video database and explore hundreds of authentic clips to discover her story in this groundbreaking narrative game.”
Thrown straight in at the deep end the game wants you to learn yourself how to play and we kind of like that. Of course we didn’t at first check the Readme doc, i mean who does? We are going to have to keep this one very short because it’ll be way to easy to give clues, hints and spoilers to the story if we don’t.
You are on the hunt through the L.O.G.I.C. database for answers and clues to her story, the story of the women in the videos and what has happened to bring her to the interviews.
Top Tip #1 - Pay close attention to not only what she is saying but everything you can see within each video clip.
It’s styled to feel as if your looking at a PC monitor from the 90s with it’s Rounded Glare and all the UI within the game is feels like a classic OS.
We took an early break from the main game when we discovered you can play Othello by checking the trash. It wasn’t for long though as we wanted to get right back into the story we were uncovering.
Top Tip #2 - Play in a windowed mode and open Notepad next to the game. Trust us you’ll need it whilst you listen to all the clues and try to understand who all the characters are. We had hundreds of words and phrases by the time we finished the game. It made it a lot easy and probably one of the reasons we solved the whole puzzle.
Brilliant performance from Viva Seifert, she really sells the persona in the videos and makes the unraveling of the story very engrossing. So much so we couldn’t stop playing till we discovered the true secrets hiding within the interview clips.
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space