I’ve always been a big fan of the Telltale interactive movie style of game and this seems to pick up where they left off, with sophisticated storytelling and character development.
The game has more than a few bugs and glitches and the mouth movements seem quite odd. I can also say that the gameplay is minimal, with little in the way of puzzle solving or challenge.
However, I soon found myself so deeply immersed in the plot that none of it mattered. I just couldn’t put it down. Rather than a mere modern take on the original movie, the writers have used it as inspiration and taken their own direction. It’s like discovering a completely new Hitchcock movie. They did such a great job of capturing the atmosphere and the writing style, with all its unpredictable twists and turns.
I realise this isn’t going to be to everyone’s tastes. If you like the interactive movie style of Telltale Games or the Life is Strange series and you’re willing to overlook some poor production values, it’s definitely worth giving a go, if only for the story and atmosphere.
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Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Very Easy