In researching narrative games for my games studio business plan (stay tuned) I came across Her Story, which Rock Paper Shotgun says “Her Story might be the best FMV game ever made.” The player is a person digging through a police detective terminal to review a fictional 1994 murder. Its dedication to the VHS era of the 90s reminds me of Gone Home. The Guardian’s review is compelling.
I’m intrigued. Will update once I’ve played it.
A really interesting game. The player watches video clips – spliced up segments of interviews. You hear the woman explain some element of the story, drop some pertinent words. The only mechanic is using a search bar to find the next pertinent video. You’re writing down key words, listening for contradictions. I loved the gameplay and even enjoyed the story.