Her Story is a great example of complete originality from start to finish. The concept is to uncover clues by searching through a video database so that you can help solve a murder. Without any instructions, you are left to figure out how to play by yourself. You play from the point of view of a detective who is working from and old computer. Analyzing seven different video interviews to uncover more details about the story is just fascinating. It feels like an interactive documentary, but you control the narrative.
A real life crime story where you play detective.
Her Story is the critically acclaimed mystery game from Sam Barlow. Playing like an interactive true crime documentary, the game lets you go hands on with a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.
How does it work?
Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer and logs you into a police database. Search through hundreds of video clips that cover seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.
Unlike anything you've played before, Her Story is an involving and moving experience. One that asks you to listen.
This game was given a score of 8.8/10 which is good. Anything above a 5.0 is considered a great game. Below is a breakdown of the elements that were factored into the rating for this game. Even though Waldo's reviews are based on personal opinion, each game's rating follows a strict confidential rubric system for fairness.
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