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Her Story

Her Story

  • Publisher
    Sam Barlow
  • Developer
    Sam Barlow
  • Release date
    24 Jun 2015

A Video Game About a Woman Talking to the Police Her Story is the honor dominating video match from Sam Barlow, maker of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A wrongdoing fiction game with non-straight storytelling, Her Story rotates around a police database loaded with live activity video film. It stars Viva Seifert, on-screen character and one portion of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.How accomplishes it work? Her Story sits you before a retired work station that's signed into a police database of video film. The recording covers seven meetings from 1994 in which a British lady is met about her missing spouse. Investigate the database by composing search terms, watch the clasps where she expresses those words and sort out her story.Unlike anything you've played previously, Her Story is an including and moving experience. A game that requests that you tune in.

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AGM score 83%
IGN 8.5
GameSpot 8
single-player only
steam achievements
unity engine
humble bundle
pixel art
palette swap
non-player character
first-person perspective
female protagonists
random number generation
reward sound
steam trading cards
female protagonist
plot twist
dynamic soundtrack
descendants of other characters
confirm menu choices
pop culture reference
full motion video
unseen recurring characters
crt simulation
murder mystery
live-action cutscene
the 1990s
non-linear storytelling
character says the name of the game
operating an operating system
game developers choice awards 2016
full motion video ( fmv )
interactive movie
word game
cinematic games
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About Her Story

Her Story is released by Sam Barlow in 24 Jun 2015. The game is designed by Sam Barlow. Her Story is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing Her Story is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Her Story will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Her Story is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Adventure games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Her Story is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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The story

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Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer that’s logged into a police database of video footage. The footage covers 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.

Her Story - Analysis

Author: Jose A. Rodríguez
Date: 2020-07-30 16:29:31
Sam Barlow, famous for being behind none other than Silent Hill Downpour himself, brings us to PC and Mac Her Story, a research and logic game based on FMV scenes and with at least surprising mechanics. Away from the typical game system of graphic adventures and any other genre with puzzles, Her Story will make us investigate a twisted plot with a murder in between, and in which our tools are so realistic that it scares ...

Quite recently, we offered you the review for Missing: An Interactive Thriller . A game of skill and logic whose game system was based on insight and speed of reflexes, while the scenes (recorded with real actors) were happening according to our performance. It is interesting to quote that recent title just because here, without being able to avoid it, the system with real videos reminds us of it ... until we hit play on Steam.

Simmon is dead. Poor Simmon! And the game's title, "Her Story" hides much more than we think. Indeed, at all times we will have a woman on the screen . But let's not rush, and leave this for the gameplay section, which we repeat, will not leave anyone indifferent. In this title, history is everything . A story that can last us an hour and a half, or two, or more . It depends on what we need to guide our own research. A murder, a violent and curious past in equal parts, endless stories from the past of characters that become more and more clear with each passing moment. We could say that they are taking shape, as we join the dots and we learn more and more about them, their relationship, their qualities ... Without a doubt, a game full of psychology and with a solid and very powerful plot background. Sometimes, by the way, and as a sinister wink, the silhouette of the murdered is drawn as an interference on the screen. What would a Barlow game be without the sinister component.

It's funny when you go into Her Story: we adopt the role of the true investigator. Let's see how it is played. Did anyone go to the movies recently to see "Eliminated"? That horror movie in which we see everything through the computer screen the protagonist. Although she has a Macbook the modern sea. In Her Story, already focused on the game, we will see ourselves in a similar environment. We operate a 4: 3 screen of a PC (let's say that it emulates in some way the Windows 95 system in appearance and resources). Maybe whoever reads this, the aspect of the aforementioned version of the Microsoft operating system sounds Chinese, but it is enough to go through one of the websites in which W95 is emulated (it is scary to stop to think that this was done by a computer and now carried out by a simple browser) and see the undeniable resemblance.

We have several tools. Its handling, by the way, totally emulates a "Virtual Machine"; for the unfamiliar, a version of an operating system that works on a basic PC that has another. The keyboard works the same, the mouse becomes that of that computer, and we have various programs. Attention because, having said this, said practically everything. Indeed, we are going to have as the only playable environment a computer, in which we can see the videos of police interrogations of a young woman, who is presented to us in various facets. We don't hear questions, only answers. We have to put together the development, establish a temporary succession of cuts ... This program is the main one, and the way to discover new videos is through tags (keywords, which link to new cuts).

There is a chat , which will also guide us virtually with suggestions, asking us questions. There is even a trash can, some simple game we can try, a couple of Readme files ... rather "Readme". And here we come to the only (and yet more hurtful) Her Story handicap . It is not something that affects everyone, but the title comes entirely in English . And yes, we are going to have to look for words in English, understand dialogues that can go from simple to something more advanced ... in general, thanks to the subtitles (also in English, as we say, it totally lacks translation) we can guide ourselves better than just listening . But why fool us: in such a tremendously technical and conscientious game, it is a terrible loss that the players less made in the language of Shakespeare cannot enjoy this risky bet in all its dimensions.

We cannot call it a "horror" game; But it does play with restlessness , with the discomfort of a past that reveals itself in stages, with more shadows than lights. A story so twisted that it gets to touch the feelings . The fact of receiving everything in a scattered way and having to put it in order, will even force us to take note as if we were a real detective. Yes, whoever wrote this was seen for hours writing on sheets of paper an outline, possible search keywords, names and relationships. This rupture of the “fourth wall”, which had been more common in a dungeon game without a map, in which we pointed to where we had turned, makes us for a moment dive into the paper, analyze the movements and tone of voice of the girl. In turn, to add that feeling of instability, the low-quality videos show images of someone who acts credibly. A situation that could be real. Isn't that more scary than an apparition in the middle of a hallway? Maybe it's not an easy scare. But the feeling is. And in Her Story, it does.

The sound section of this game is almost as concise as the graphic . Above all, its function is to set and guide. The amount of music is negligible. Background sounds, pianos that mix the sentimental with the disturbing. The woman's voice will fully occupy our sense of hearing. And luckily, the acting is excellent. We are going to be very involved in the plot. And graphically ... the recreation of an old operating system is quite good, with interesting winks, and the videos are played with a quality of police recording of the nineties in a simple video program to the extreme.

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