By Sam Barlow
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A real life crime story where you play detective.
** Winner of Best Narrative & Best Performance at The Game Awards 2015 and The Grand Jury Award at IndieCade 2015 **
"Her Story is one of the most entrancing experiences you can hope to find on mobile"
9/10, Pocket Gamer
"It’s a murder case where you’re in the detective’s chair, a mystery where you make the running, and an engrossing experience from start to finish. With this we should consign the term “interactive movie” to history’s dustbin, because movies can’t dream of offering audiences a narrative structure as intimate and involving as this: they’re just moving pictures. Her Story points to the future"
5/5, The Guardian
Her Story is a fresh take on the police procedural from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle.
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.
"Her Story is a beautiful amalgam of the cinema and video game formats... a remarkable achievement..."
90, The Washington Post
"Profound, gripping live-action drama… sure to be discussed for years to come"
5/5, Digital Spy
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.
Unique and Engaging
I rarely write reviews, but this game is so unique, I felt compelled to support it's creativity. It is simple, yet intriguing and I easily found myself getting lost for hours in the story and investigation. Highly recommend this game for serious thinkers, creative imaginations and those with heightened observational skills.
The title, the premise, the description seems cool until you pay for "the game." This isn't a game. There is nothing to really do or figure out. I'm hopeful of getting my money back because this sucked, as far as "games" go.
I appreciate the innovation. There isn't any other game like it. Although it doesn't really feel much like a game , but more like a bunch of videos that you look for using search terms. There isn't any finality to it either, nor explanations. I looked it up online and while it made sense, they could have been more a little bit more obvious with the story, as I didn't quite get it. I would have given 4 stars if the asking price were lower than $5.00, maybe $1.99.