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Review: Telling Lies

Her Story was something of a genre-buster, a game that refused to sit neatly in any of gaming’s handy stylistic shorthands. It was a detective game where the detectoring took place off screen, in my case on several sheets of tatty printer paper. It was an interactive movie where the player’s interactions were typing keywords into a text-box. It was a linear narrative experience where every player’s experience of the narrative was unique. It took the idea of an FMV game and turned it on its head and in doing so created one of the most captivating mysteries PC gaming had seen in years.

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