To some, Full Motion Video (FMV) games are an interesting gaming option. To the larger populace, FMV games are at best “meh” games. For the group that enjoys FMV, check out Her Story which just hit Android. Mystery buffs will definitely want to check this title out. The creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle is behind this one.
As I mentioned already, Her Story is a mystery. The game, much like other Full Motion Video games, is about watching clips and then making a decision. Unlike games such as Night Trap, you are not required to make a snap decision, you can take your time and let what the actress just said sink in and think about your next move.
“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.” – Sam Barlow
Her Story pits you as a police detective who must decide what is true and what is a lie as you view depositions. These depositions are available at your fingertips as you can search the database anytime you want. That is the key to figuring out the truth in Her Story.
For me, this is quite an interesting release and one I hope starts a deluge of new content from many developers/publishers.
Her Story by Sam Barlow
Genre: Full Motion Video, detective/mystery
Platform: Android (just released), iTunes and Windows (previously available)
In App Purchases: No
Rated: Mature 17+ on Google Play and 17+ on iTunes
Available now on Google Play, the iTunes App Store and Steam
Over on Retro Gaming Magazine we have covered more than a few Full Motion Video games.