The GWJ Adventure Game Club - Game 13: Her Story

Her Story (2015)

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Second time in a row we're playing my pick and second time in a row we're playing a game from 2015! Written and directed by Sam Barlow, this adventure game features an amazing actress, Viva Seifert. She portrays a woman being interrogated in a murder investigation. It's up to you to piece it all together!

You can find the wikipedia page here, usual spoiler warning apply. How Long to Beat estimates about 3 hours to completion. Available on iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Android, and currently 75% off on Steam!

You can find the main thread over this way. We'll be playing Her Story in November 2019, with an extra month should you require it.

Definitely up for this.

Nice! I've had this on my iPad for ages and never got round to playing it.

I've been intrigued by this for a while. Very cool.

Was in my Top 3 GOTY list that year. Brilliant game, but also something of a once-and-you're-done, so I won't be revisiting it.

Completely understandable, Jonman, I'm in the same boat. I might dig a little deeper for extra videos and different cuts, though, which I'll post here later in the month.

Maybe I'll dig into Telling Lies instead, his follow-up, which seems to be a similar design.

Hi Everyone, I've just joined the GWJ Adventure Game Club thread and will be playing Her Story this month. Looking forward to discussing the game and seeing what gets voted for in 2020. Happy future adventures!

Jonman wrote:

Maybe I'll dig into Telling Lies instead, his follow-up, which seems to be a similar design.

That one is certainly on my to-do list. Reception doesn't seem as good, but Her Story earned some amount of blind faith.

Played quite a lot of ‘Her Story.’ I am a sucker for a disjoined story. There is something very satisfying about assembling the full tale out of jumbled, out of order pieces.

At this stage I know what happened, barring a few holes in the tale where I can easily be surmise what happened. I’ve even heard how it happened and who did it but the game isn’t over. Not totally sure how I finish the game. There is...

Spoiler:

A figure with police lights on her that seems to get clearer and less clear. I’m guessing that those are indicating when I’m getting closer to the solution.

Telling lies is good, but it's a much more straightforward story. In Her story, what actually happened is still pretty much open for interpretation by the end, but with Telling Lies once you've cleared enough videos it's very much obvious what happened, and why.

It's interesting though - has a lot of parallels to some real life stuff relating to some things that happened / are still happening in the UK (there was actually an update on THAT story around the same time the game released, which was an interesting coincidence)

...i'll not say more though as it's quite big spoilers for the game.

Higgledy wrote:

Played quite a lot of ‘Her Story.’ I am a sucker for a disjoined story. There is something Ver satisfying about assembling the full tale out of jumbled out of order pieces.

At this stage I know what happened, barring a few holes in the tale where in the events that can easily be surmised. I’ve even heard how it happened and who did it but the game isn’t over. Not totally sure how I finish the game. There is...

Spoiler:

A figure with police lights on her that seems to get clearer and less clear. I’m guessing that those are indicating when I’m getting closer to the solution.

After a certain point, you choose when to finish the game. There's a "Chit Chat" icon that pops up that - that's the path to put a bow on it.