Regardless of how you might think Telling Lies Game Review may look, there are a few things that you should take note of before jumping into this adventure game. Firstly, it can be difficult to keep up with the plot. This is due to the fact that the story is slow moving, which can lead to you becoming disorientated.
Disorienting at first
Several mills students have taken to posting social injustices on campus. One of the students, Mimi Yu, is a second year computer science and political science major at Mills. She is also an organizer of the campus HOWL (Help Our Women’s Liberal Arts) club. She is also one of the co-authors of a Mills College student manifesto, which was published in the Mills paper last semester.
The mills campus is a microcosm of what is going on in the world at large. Several social justice warriors have been busy on campus in recent months. The mills students and faculty have been voicing their dissatisfaction with Mills’ latest round of budget cuts and proposed merger with Northeastern University. Several campus activities, like the Howl and a recent protest against the campus health care providers, have had some positive and negative effects. One such student, Alexandra Madaras, claimed that the latest round of cuts had caused the infection rate to rise six fold.
Unhelpful rewind function
Whether you’re playing the mobile version of Telling Lies or the spiffy new web version, you’ll have to scour through its voluminous library of tv-sized video clips to get to the good stuff. And you’ll have to take a little bit of a risk to do so. That’s because the game has a slick user interface, but a couple of nitpicky omissions might put you off.
For instance, Telling Lies has no rewind function in the wild. This isn’t just bad, it’s counter-productive. You may end up missing a couple of major plot points if you don’t bother rewinding those ten seconds of video. This is a glaring oversight that you’ll need to remedy if you want to eke out a full playthrough. The game also has some serious lag time. A full playthrough of Telling Lies will likely take you months to complete.
Similarly, the game’s rewind function doesn’t make use of the aforementioned best-of-the-bests-meets-ems, resulting in an inferior user experience.
Unlike Her Story, Telling Lies focuses on dialogue and context rather than graphics. The game uses film footage of actual actors to create an immersive experience. Players must dissect these video clips and piece together a story.
Telling Lies uses a search engine to help players navigate through videos. Players can also pause videos at any time and fast forward through clips. This helps streamline the investigation process. The game also has nearly 100 speaking roles. Depending on the character, players will experience the story differently.
Unlike Her Story, Telling Lies doesn’t hit the same emotional highs. It doesn’t delve deep into a character’s past, but it does give players a chance to explore complicated relationships. It also features a few moments of violence.
Telling Lies has a similar video player to Her Story. It’s a barebones screen with five clips at a time. The actor’s faces are real and they don’t feel forced.
Despite being an interactive fiction game, Telling Lies is less about a murder mystery than about building a story. The game is built around video snippets that capture the lives of four people. During the videos, the characters are interacting with each other through webcams. These video calls are often lengthy.
The story begins with a woman sitting in front of a computer screen. She is searching through a stolen NSA database. She can see herself in the reflection of the screen. However, she can’t hear herself talk. She hears other people’s voices, as well.
The video is accompanied by a soundtrack. Her apartment is filled with music. She also sees a half-naked man in the room. She speculates about the identity of the villain.
Her Story was based on stolen NSA video footage. It was released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in April of 2020. It is also available for iOS mobile devices in August of 2019. It has a five-hour in-game time limit.