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Developer: Annapurna Interactive
Content Rating: Mature
A Video Game About Private Conversations. An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé, Angela Sarafyan and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. How does it work? Telling Lies sits you in front of an anonymous laptop loaded with a stolen NSA database full of footage. The footage covers two years in the intimate lives of four people whose stories are linked by a shocking incident. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where those words are spoken and piece together your story. Unlike anything you've played before, Telling Lies is an intimate and intense experience. A game where you decide the truth.
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Telling Lies is like the best parts of an adventure game, a mystery novel, and an art nouveau movie all rolled up into one. It tells an exciting story uniquely and shows that Sam Barlow’s success with Her Story wasn’t just a fluke. Besides a few frustrating moments, Telling Lies was one of the most compelling gaming experience I’ve had yet in 2019.
Telling Lies is a huge expansion on the ideas in Her Story. This makes for a game that feels less groundbreaking than its predecessor, but also somehow more ambitious. There are so many characters, storylines, and moving pieces in Telling Lies’s footage that I’m surprised at how well you can explore it via game systems. While this exploration isn’t always the fun part, the payoff is. The footage in Telling Lies goes beyond simple exposition or plot progression to deliver a lot of small, human moments that make digging through this messy archive feel real and compelling.
A grander take on Her Story‘s FMV database search idea, Telling Lies proves Sam Barlow is still the master of the carefully crafted reveal, even if at times this particular web of deceit unravels a little too slowly.